Speculation is still rife that Dish Network and T-Mobile US will forge some kind of deal, but Dish CEO Charlie Ergen said that he does not feel any pressure to make any kind of deal, though he declined to comment directly on a transaction with T-Mobile. "We're not feeling any pressure to do anything," Ergen said in an interview with the Denver Business Journal.
Nokia is still searching for a potential buyer for its HERE mapping and location business, as German car companies, Uber, Chinese search engine Baidu and perhaps even Apple and Facebook jockey with each other to get access to HERE's assets and technology.
T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom, which is reportedly in talks with Dish Network about Dish buying T-Mobile, is also talking to Comcast about a possible deal, according to a report from German publication Manager Magazin.
After months of speculation, Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is not going to be bought by anyone after all. Instead, the company declined multiple takeover offers and raised $30 million in new funding, and will continue expanding domestically and internationally. FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols also said that in 2016 the company will add another U.S. carrier partner.
Ericsson concluded after a review by its management that it can expand its business without pursuing a major deal, according to a senior executive at the vendor.
Verizon Communications has no interest in buying Dish Network, according to Verizon CFO Fran Shammo.
Comverse, which supplies monetization and other digital services to wireless carriers, struck a deal to buy Acision, a privately-held UK company that specializes in secure mobile messaging and engagement services.
HTC has rebutted the idea that it would consider a merger with larger rival Asustek Computer after Asustek left open the possibility of some kind of a deal.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer has not closed the door on the possibility of acquiring fellow Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, which is struggling to revive its sales. However, it's unclear if Asustek would make a bid.
Dish Network is in talks with banks to line up between $10 billion and $15 billion of debt financing for the cash portion of a transaction to acquire T-Mobile US, according to multiple reports.