AT&T won't buy T-Mobile after all as the $39 billion deal was scuttled over regulatory concerns. Now the real sport begins: watching T-Mobile's fate unfold.
The scenarios go like this:T-Mobile will continue to be a fourth-rate carrier that lacks Apple’s iPhone. The faux 4G pitch will eventually wear thin for T-Mobile. T-Mobile will wither away over time without AT&T. It’s possible that T-Mobile becomes a zombie carrier that can’t be overly aggressive because it lacks the spectrum on its network. Financial engineering—joint ventures, a T-Mobile IPO, and other changes—… Read more