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Will a Softbank-Sprint deal lower mobile phone prices?

Jun 26, 2013
Shareholders of Sprint Nextel approved an offer from Softbank to acquire a bulk of the U.S. phone company. Now it's up to Washington regulators to approve the foreign purchase.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, Japan, Dish, telecom

SoftBank sweetens its Sprint pitch, offers U.S. veto power over board member: Report

May 23, 2013
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Japan-based SoftBank will allow the U.S. government to pick a member of Sprint's board if the deal goes through.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, telecom

Sprint's Clearwire acquisition could signal move towards data

Dec 17, 2012
To compete with AT&T and Verizon, which have about 70 percent of the market, Sprint needs more spectrum and Clearwire has it.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, smartphones

Sprint Nextel to get a $20 billion lifeline

Oct 15, 2012
Softbank, Japan’s No. 3 mobile phone network, agrees to buy a majority stake in Sprint, in a bold bid to take on giants AT&T and Verizon.
Posted In: Softbank, Sprint, Japan, Mergers and Acquisitions