Is It Really a Two-Horse Race?
The two largest players in the market each added well over a million subscribers in the third quarter. In comparison, third-ranked Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) added only 233,000 new customers over the same period. (See Sprint Nextel Struggles Continue.)
Some analsyts are already starting to wonder if Sprint Nextel could end up merging with T-Mobile US Inc. in order to compete. (See Three-Network Pileup.) Will further consolidation be a good thing for consumers? Don't bet on it.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung