Google is in talks to help create a fourth US wireless carrier, even as Sprint and T-Mobile struggle to get their controversial merger cleared with federal and state authorities, The Post has learned.
Alan Mulally — a former chief executive at Ford Motor and a current Alphabet director — has recently been in discussions with satellite-TV giant Dish Network about a plan to create a fourth US telecom player, sources said.
The idea is for Alphabet-owned Google and Dish to launch a new wireless giant with the help of assets acquired from T-Mobile, which is now under pressure from the Department of Justice to aid such a project in order to get clearance for its $26 billion merger with Sprint, according to sources close to the situation.
“There’s no question they are talking,” a source said of Mulally and the Dish execs.
Sources added the talks are in flux and could still fall apart, and that it’s not clear whether T-Mobile and Dish would immediately announce an agreement with Google if a deal is reached.