After the failed merger with AT&T last year, it seemed like things calmed down on the merger front as far as the big national carriers go. A quote from Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann suggests that T-Mobile USA is still open to the idea however.
We do not exclude any option for the T-Mobile unit in the U.S., also not a merger. A complete sale is unlikely. You understand that I can’t say more in public on T-Mobile USA.
Obermann goes on to talk about the fact that Deutsche Telekom doesn’t see T-Mobile creating any business as it stands by itself, and that MetroPCS or Sprint Nextel might be on their sights for a “network sharing deal.” T-Mobile seems to be working pretty hard to move itself up in the national carrier spotlight, a merger like that would certainly help them out.