Bloomberg is reporting a potentially huge cross-town collaboration: T-Mobile USA is interested in using Clearwire’s spectrum for its 4G service.
The move would help T-Mobile catch up with other U.S. carriers’ 4G efforts. It shouldn’t be too hard for the Bellevue-based company to work things out with Kirkland-based Clearwire, which needs a cash infusion to finish its initial buildout.
Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s Germany-based parent company, is also talking with MetroPCS about spectrum, the report said.
Bloomberg also has a source downplaying the Deutsche Telekom-Sprint merger story that came out last week; maybe that was related to the Clearwire talks.