Comcast is locked into its deal with Time Warner Cable unless it gets a timely assist from the Federal Communications Commission.
Even before Sprint abandoned its pursuit of T-Mobile, analysts said the embattled wireless carrier needed a huge shot in the arm — like that attempted merger — to reverse its fortunes.
The French telecommunications company ended its pursuit, despite having increased the size of the stake it was willing to acquire and the price it was willing to pay.
Lookout, a seven-year-old mobile security company with 50 million users, has attracted $150 million from investors led by T. Rowe Price Associates.
When Sprint officially announced on Wednesday that it had abandoned its plans to buy T-Mobile, John J. Legere, chief executive of T-Mobile, had plenty to say.
Sprint and its corporate parent, the Japanese telecommunications giant, conceded that antitrust regulators would block a deal.
The move by Iliad, the fourth largest cellphone operator in France, would be a huge test of its financial capabilities and comes as T-Mobile and Sprint have been in merger talks.
E-commerce in India is attracting buyers in a society where Internet access is increasing, and international investors are starting to take note.
France’s largest telecommunications company and Bouygues Telecom, the nation’s third-largest mobile provider, had discussed partnerships or a potential merger.
Com Hem, which was acquired by the private equity firm BC Partners in 2011, priced its offering at 58 Swedish kronor a share, giving it a market capitalization of about $1.7 billion.
The takeover would add to the size of Level 3 Communications, already one of the biggest providers of back-end Internet services in the United States.
Antitrust regulators in Washington will have to assess whether a combined wireless company would be good for consumers.