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SoftBank Said to Enter Direct Talks on Sprint-T-Mobile Deal

By Alex Sherman and Aaron Kirchfeld SoftBank Corp., which is seeking to combine its Sprint Corp. (S) unit with T-Mobile US Inc., has entered direct talks with T-Mobile’s owner Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) to resolve obstacles to a potential deal, … Continue reading

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Report: Sprint Planning Bid for T-Mobile

By Ben Munson With Sprint reportedly working on a bid to buy T-Mobile, a widely speculated possibility could be moving closer to fruition. The Wall Street Journal cited sources who revealed Sprint is studying up on the regulatory hurdles such … Continue reading

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SoftBank is lighting a fire under Sprint – I’ll be waiting for the results

By Phil Goldstein Before SoftBank’s $21.6 billion deal to take control of Sprint (NYSE:S) was finalized, Sprint formally referred to the after-transaction company as “New Sprint.” Nearly six months after Sprint shareholders approved the deal, it seems like the new Sprint … Continue reading

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Verizon plans sweeping wireless revamp

By Bloomberg News Verizon Wireless is planning a sweeping upgrade of its network this year after surging congestion and deteriorating speed allowed AT&T Inc. to close the gap on service quality. Following years of Verizon dominating the industry in speed … Continue reading

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Sprint shareholders approve SoftBank’s $21.6B offer

By Phil Goldstein Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) shareholders overwhelmingly approved Japanese operator SoftBank’s offer to acquire 78 percent of Sprint in a $21.6 billion deal, handing SoftBank and its CEO Masayoshi Son a major victory in SoftBank’s quest to outbid Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network (NASDAQ: … Continue reading

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Sprint: You Want National Security? We Got Your National Security

By David Benoit Facing noise from Washington and Englewood, Colo. about whether its sale to Japan’s SoftBank Corp. (9984.TO +9.52%) would raise national-security issues Sprint Nextel (S -0.62%) has gone about as high as it could in the national-security system … Continue reading

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Dish Network to make $25.5 billion Sprint bid

By Kim Hjelmgaard Dish Network is launching a $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel. The offer is an attempt to scupper Softbank of Japan’s acquisition of the major U.S. wireless carrier. Dish said it’s offer is superior to the Japan … Continue reading

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