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  • Google looks to become a mobile carrier

    Google has laid the groundwork for its own cellular service by buying capacity on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile USA, according to news reports.

    Written by Stephen Lawson22 Jan. 15 13:54
  • 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 moves to auction spectrum in 1900MHz band

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to open up 10 megahertz of spectrum in the 1900MHz band for commercial mobile services.

    Written by Grant Gross27 June 13 19:39
  • 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