Tracking the courtship of T-Mobile

Now that Sprint (NYSE: S) has reportedly discontinued attempts to merge with T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS), it's worth taking a look at the reasons behind Sprint's desire to form a deal with the nation's No. 4 carrier--and, more importantly, who else may wish to ink a deal with T-Mobile now that Sprint is out of the picture. From Dish Network to Iliad, there remain several companies interested in making a play for T-Mobile, but how did the industry arrive at this point? And where is it heading? FierceWireless has compiled a timeline of the key events from the past year for a clearer insight into which companies are interested in T-Mobile and why. Special report