Reuters is reporting something rather intriguing and inexplicable on its face: Amazon is interested in buying the Boost Mobile MVNO network from T-Mobile and Sprint, reportedly so that Amazon can have access T-Mobile’s wireless network for a number of years and even purchase some of T-Mobile’s spectrum.
Here are a few of the background facts that make this so intriguing:
T-Mobile doesn’t own Boost, and won’t even if its merger with Sprint is approved, because Sprint agreed to sell Boost as a condition of the deal.
Since Boost runs on Sprint’s network, any new owner of Boost would theoretically get access to Sprint’s wireless network, not T-Mobile’s.
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