NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Deutsche Telekom AG
(DTEGY) is willing to keep a small stake in T-Mobile
(TMUS - Get Report) if a deal with Softbank Corp
(SFTBY) for the purchase of the controlling stake of the telecom company goes through, according to a report in Reuters this afternoon.
Deutche Telekom currently owns 67% of T-Mobile, the fourth largest cell phone carrier in the country, and is in talks to sell the majority of its stake to Softbank, according to industry reports.
Softbank owns Sprint (S) -- the third largest carrier in the country -- and any deal combining the two companies could potentially face stiff opposition from government regulators.
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