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.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Deutsche Telekom Move Could Pave Way for T-Mobile US Sale

With increasing speculation that T-Mobile US could look to combine with Sprint, Deutsche Telekom has made a move that may show it is at least thinking about possibilities for selling its T-Mobile stake. The German carrier, which holds a majority stake in T-Mobile, has shifted its U.S. holdings from Germany to a Netherlands subsidiary, according to a regulatory filing. BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk notes that the Netherlands has a more favorable tax treatment of asset sales.