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  • Hesse remains CEO as Sprint, Softbank close $21.6B merger

    SoftBank completed its US$21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint Nextel on Wednesday, capping a months-long effort that was complicated by two bidding wars and some national-security objections but is expected to produce a stronger rival to the dominant U.S. mobile operators.

    Written by Stephen Lawson10 July 13 23:38
  • Clearwire shareholders agree to Sprint buyout

    Clearwire shareholders approved Sprint Nextel's takeover of their company on Monday, ending a saga that had included years of uncertainty and finally a bidding war for the spectrum-rich wireless network operator.

    Written by Stephen Lawson08 July 13 19:21
  • FCC approves Softbank's $21.6B acquisition of Sprint

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved the $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint by Japanese telecommunications group Softbank, saying it promises to bring consumers faster and more advanced wireless broadband Internet service.

    Written by Martyn Williams05 July 13 21:19
  • Dish drops bid for Clearwire, ending brutal bidding war

    Dish Network has dropped its offer to buy Clearwire, probably clearing the path for a strengthened Sprint Nextel to complete its takeover of the struggling but spectrum-rich mobile operator.

    Written by Stephen Lawson26 June 13 20:58
  • Sprint shareholders approve SoftBank's $21.6B buyout

    Sprint Nextel shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to approve SoftBank's US$21.6 billion takeover bid, setting the stage for the deal to close early next month.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 June 13 17:42
  • Clearwire agrees to new, higher Sprint offer

    Sprint Nextel has offered and Clearwire has accepted a bid of US$5 per share for the struggling wireless network provider, raising the stakes yet again in an expensive bidding war between Sprint and satellite service provider Dish Network.

    Written by Stephen Lawson20 June 13 20:10
  • Sprint sues Dish, Clearwire over takeover plan

    Sprint Nextel sued Clearwire and Dish Network on Monday in a bid to block Dish from taking over Clearwire, Sprint's majority-owned network partner.

    Written by Stephen Lawson18 June 13 01:39
  • Clearwire's board backs Dish offer, dealing blow to Sprint

    Clearwire's board of directors has unanimously recommended its shareholders reject the takeover bid by Sprint Nextel, which owns roughly half of Clearwire, and instead accept a buyout offer from Dish Network.

    Written by Stephen Lawson13 June 13 00:22
  • On site at a Sprint cell: Gear shrinks while coverage grows

    On the roof of a medical building in San Francisco, Sprint Nextel has a cell site that's far above the cramped canyons of the city's streets, but despite the wide-open views, space is limited.

    Written by Stephen Lawson12 June 13 23:02