Reuters: Deutsche Telekom shelving any T-Mobile sale for now

|About: Deutsche Telekom AG ADR (DTEGY)|By:, SA News Editor

T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) is up 1.2% in early going after Deutsche Telekom (OTCQX:DTEGY) reportedly put any sale of its U.S. arm on ice, with a U.S. election on the way and spectrum auction dead period dead ahead.

Participants in the FCC's broadcast incentive airwaves auction, set to begin at the end of the month, won't be allowed to talk partnerships or mergers during bidding, which could last for months.

The German giant will wait for a more favorable environment before looking at another sale.

After a previous attempt to merge T-Mobile and Sprint (NYSE:S) went awry, consensus formed that the two would need to wait until a new post-Obama administration to give a tie-up another thought.

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