T-Mobile really U.S.-focused?

T-Mobile has often reiterated that the U.S. and Europe are its only geographic concerns, but recently its indicated subtle shifts in that strategy: "Our first priority is Europe and the U.S. That does not mean we are ruling out looking for growth opportunities elsewhere," T-Mobile CEO Hamid Akhavan said recently. Vodafone's recent, tortured acquisition of Hutch Essar has kicked off speculation about T-Mobile's growth opportunities moving forward--and the biggest opportunities do not exist in the saturated markets of the U.S. or Europe. The Middle East, India and Africa still retain the highest growth potential. Akhavan mentioned that his company is open to forging partnerships with other carriers, maybe he's finally looking abroad?

For more on T-Mobile's growth potential:
- see this article over at WirelessWeek

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