T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow?

Just in: Reuters is reporting T-Mobile UK and Orange are set to announce they are in exclusive talks to form a joint venture.

Whilst neither party will comment on the report, sources close to both companies said an official announcement could happen as early as tomorrow (Tuesday).

Reports over the weekend in the UK Sunday newspapers claimed Vodafone and O2’s parent company Telefonica had already submitted bids of £3.5bn for Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile UK business unit.

A combination of O2 and T-Mobile would bring around a 42% market share in the UK, Vodafone and T-Mobile 40%, whilst a joint venture with Orange could grab 37% of the market.

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  1. jidesobo - September 7, 2009

    T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow?: http://ping.fm/59BLv (via @MIReview)

  2. The speakers company - September 7, 2009

    RT @marketingwizdom: Breaking News: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow? | Mobile Industry Review http://ow.ly/ons7

  3. James Sandoval - September 7, 2009

    RT @clarinette02: RT @marketingwizdom: Breaking News: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow? http://ow.ly/ons7

  4. Jonathan Jensen - September 7, 2009

    Interesting T-Mobile rumour about an announcement re going down the JV route with Orange. We’ll see … http://twurl.nl/yyrwwq

  5. Phil - September 7, 2009

    RT @MIReview: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow?: http://ping.fm/59BLv

  6. Toni Holder - September 7, 2009

    Breaking News: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow? | Mobile Industry Review http://ow.ly/ons7 (via @marketingwizdom)

  7. Gary Gillen - September 7, 2009

    Orange & T-Mobile merger ? http://bit.ly/qlqjL

  8. Dominique Boucher - September 7, 2009

    RT @howethomas: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow http://ow.ly/omUx (via @filos)

  9. James Griffin - September 7, 2009

    Vodafone, Telefonica and France Telecom take battle to win T-Mobile UK joint venture. But who will win? http://tinyurl.com/n3bbwn #mobile

  10. jidesobo - September 7, 2009

    T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow?: http://ping.fm/59BLv (via @MIReview)

  11. Phil Ferris - September 7, 2009

    Looks like it’s Orange and T-Mobile side by side in the UK http://bit.ly/onGy1

  12. The speakers company - September 7, 2009

    RT @marketingwizdom: Breaking News: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow? | Mobile Industry Review http://ow.ly/ons7

  13. James Sandoval - September 7, 2009

    RT @clarinette02: RT @marketingwizdom: Breaking News: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow? http://ow.ly/ons7

  14. Jonathan Jensen - September 7, 2009

    Interesting T-Mobile rumour about an announcement re going down the JV route with Orange. We’ll see … http://twurl.nl/yyrwwq

  15. Phil - September 7, 2009

    RT @MIReview: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow?: http://ping.fm/59BLv

  16. Toni Holder - September 7, 2009

    Breaking News: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow? | Mobile Industry Review http://ow.ly/ons7 (via @marketingwizdom)

  17. Gary Gillen - September 7, 2009

    Orange & T-Mobile merger ? http://bit.ly/qlqjL

  18. Dominique Boucher - September 7, 2009

    RT @howethomas: T-Mobile and Orange to announce merger tomorrow http://ow.ly/omUx (via @filos)

  19. James Griffin - September 7, 2009

    Vodafone, Telefonica and France Telecom take battle to win T-Mobile UK joint venture. But who will win? http://tinyurl.com/n3bbwn #mobile

  20. Phil Ferris - September 7, 2009

    Looks like it’s Orange and T-Mobile side by side in the UK http://bit.ly/onGy1

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