Deutsche Telekom Has no Alternative Plan for T-Mobile USA Unit

Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) said it is still trying to convince regulators to let it sell T-Mobile USA to AT&T Inc. (T) and has no alternative plan.

Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal yesterday reported that Deutsche Telekom and AT&T talked about an alternative transaction to form a joint venture that would pool network assets from the two carriers in case the deal falls apart.

“We have always said there is no Plan B,” Deutsche Telekom spokesman Philipp Kornstaedt said via phone today. He declined to comment on the specifics of the Wall Street Journal article.

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