Following a strong first-quarter earnings report and the netting of some $8 billion in low-frequency bandwidth in the FCC's recent airwave auction, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said he's ready to talk merger turkey now that the agency's imposed quiet period is about to expire. At the top of his list of merger mates: satellite TV provider Dish; No. 4 mobile carrier Sprint; and a cable company like Comcast or Charter Communications.
"With so much attention paid to possible mergers and acquisitions for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint over the past week, T-Mobile CEO John Legere may have felt a little left out. So after reporting strong first quarter results, he spent a lot of time on Monday talking his way back to the head of the M&A line."