Citing T-Mobile company insiders, Seattle Times senior technology reporter Brier Dudley reports that Bellevue-based T-Mobile could cut 100 jobs in marketing and other positions ahead of a planned merger with Metro PCS.
Dudley reports that T-Mobile did not immediately comment on the report.
Seattle Times: T-Mobile cutting jobs at Bellevue headquarters before merger
Last September, Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA announced a merger with MetroPCS, a Dallas-based cellular carrier -- a proposal that was expected to go more smoothly than a widely opposed attempted to acquisition by AT&T the previous year.
The combined carriers, which will have 42.5 million subscribers, will retain the T-Mobile name, and be based in T-Mobile's headquarters in Factoria. T-Mobile CEO John Legere will remain the head of the combined company.
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T-Mobile, which is a subsidiary of German company Deutsche Telekom, reported last year that the transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013, pending MetroPCS shareholder approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
After 2011 attempted merger with AT&T broke down, T-Mobile announced heavy investments into its wireless network. The company earlier announced a $4 billion investment which would see the network capable of carrying Apple's iPhone.
T-Mobile celebrated its 10th Anniversary last year. The company employs about 4,000 people locally and 36,000 people worldwide.