Iliad looking to Google & Microsoft for help in T-Mobile bid

August 21, 2014
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Iliad, the French telecom company, is said to be raising financial support from both Microsoft and Google to acquire T-Mobile. Iliad’s initial offer of $33 per share to was rejected immediately.

Google being interested in a wireless carrier would not be that big of a surprise.

“Google wants everything moved to an Internet protocol standard,” one telecom expert said. “I’ve been waiting for Google to make a move.” - New York Post

The advantages of having a Google/Microsoft team behind a carrier to fight the duopoly of AT&T and Verizon are growing by the day. A company like Google would love to get their hands on T-Mobile’s spectrum so that they could expand services such as streaming TV through the internet.

Comments

  • Ian

    I’m weary of Google growing any bigger than it is, its vertical and horizontal growth is staggering and it’ll be a serious giant in telecoms and internetworking can be a great but if it goes against their wishes, they have clout to oush their agenda, no better than Comcast or Verizon.

  • https://plus.google.com/+TroyLeonard Troy Leonard

    oh please for the love of god let Google do this. Screw Microsoft. If Google does for tmo what they did for Motorola i would be thrilled. I may be biased here i do use a nexus 5 on tmo. tmo’s greatest weakness in my area is inconsistent signal strength,

  • CHRIS

    Let it be let it be! I’m hoping Google does decide to take over T-Mobile. Hopefully this will happen.

  • crutchcorn

    Oh boy. Another TMobile purchase

  • Arturo Raygoza

    Oh god please stop all these mega corporations from dominating more and more and more of our lives, NO company should have that much power ever no matter how “cool” they seem to be.