Sprint and T-Mobile are weaving a complicated relationship. For years they have coveted each other, relentlessly for most business communities: the merger. In a landscape run by AT & T and Verizon, the two star crossed lovers fought separately to carve a small piece of the world (including the US telecommunications market) for themselves. And according to a report from Reuters after a long and contradictory advertising, their paths and profits could soon be pooled.

For a brief history of the T-Mobile / Sprint merger: First it was on, then it was off, then it was on again.

According to speculation at the time, the reason for the failure of last year was difficulty in negotiating voting control between SoftBank (majority shareholder of Sprint) and Deutsche Telekom (owner of T-Mobile), which led to a short-term termination of the deal. Believing the Reuters report, this obstacle is overcome.

If the two mobile operators merge, the result would be a single company with over 1

27 million subscribers, according to spitting distance from AT & T (143.8 million) and Verizon (~ 150 million)

Reuters & # 39; sources warn, "there is no assurance that a deal is being achieved." In addition to the documented history of Sprint's cold feet, approval by the US authorities would likely be required, and the current administration was unsure of large-scale mergers, as in the case of the AT & T / Time Warner Agreement.