NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (TMUS) are gaining by 1.75% to $27.93 in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday, following positive comments by the mobile phone company's owner, Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY) .
The fourth largest mobile phone company in the U.S. is still an attractive asset for potential buyers, despite the unsuccessful bids by Sprint Corp. (S) and Iliad SA (ILIAF) , Deutsche Telecom said, according to Bloomberg.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges said companies that could potentially have an interest in controlling T-Mobile include Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) , America Movil SAB (AMX) , and Dish Network Corp. (DISH) . Hoettges also noted Deutsche Telekom is not currently in talks with these companies, Bloomberg added.
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The CEO said that software and other Internet services providers could look to T-Mobile as a way to gain network infrastructure in the U.S.
"Does that mean that we have to do a fast sale or something like that? Not at all. It's a growth stock at this point in time and there are [options] in the market," Hoettges said, Bloomberg noted.