James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sprint Could Make Play for T-Mobile Worth More Than $20B

Fresh off its $20 billion deal with Japan’s SoftBank, Sprint (S) is reportedly plotting a takeover of rival T-Mobile US (TMUS), a bid that would join the country’s No. 3 and No. 4 wireless providers. While a combination between T-Mobile and Sprint has been speculated about in the past, such a deal would likely face obstacles from antitrust regulators that have nixed deals in this space in the past. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sprint is studying regulatory concerns and could launch a bid worth more than $20 billion in the first half of 2014. T-Mobile had a market cap of $20.4 billion entering Friday’s trading.