FACTBOX-Key facts about Deutsche Telekom and Sprint Nextel

(Reuters) - Shares in Sprint Nextel soared on Monday, boosted by a newspaper report that Deutsche Telekom was mulling a bid for the U.S. mobile operator.

Following are key facts about Deutsche Telekom and Sprint Nextel:


* KEY DATA (Three months to June 30

Revenue: 16,238 million euros

Net profit: 521 million euros

Total Assets: 132,902 million euros

Cash & Equivalents: 5,836 million euros


Number of fixed network lines: 39.6 million

Number of broadband lines: 17.2 million

Number of Mobile customers: 149.8 million

Employees: 260,000


-- Deutsche Telekom last week agreed a deal with France Telecom to combine their British mobile phone businesses T-Mobile and Orange to create Britain’s leading mobile operator with a combined customer base of 28.4 million.

-- The Bonn-based company said in April it planned to combine its German fixed-line and wireless units into a single division to save costs.


* KEY DATA (Three months to June 30)

Revenue $8,141 million

Net loss $384 million

Total Assets $55,885 million

Cash & Equivalents $4,592 million


Wireless customers 48.8 million

Employees 56,000


-- The No. 3 U.S. mobile service provider said in January it was cutting up to 8,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its workforce, as part of a plan to reduce annual labor costs by $1.2 billion.

-- Last October, Sprint announced plans to retain its customer-losing iDen network after efforts to sell it failed.

Sources: Reuters;;

Writing by Jijo Jacob, Bangalore Editorial Reference Unit; Editing by Dan Lalor