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FCC approves SoftBank's acquisition of Sprint

The $21.6bn acquisition of Sprint by Japan's SoftBank is now a go: as expected from rumors earlier this week, the FCC has ruled unanimously to approve it. "Today is a good day for all Americans who use mobile broadband services," acting FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said in a statement accompanying the lengthy ruling. "After …
Rik Myslewski, 6 Jul 2013
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Dish DASHED: No Sprint, no Clearwire, no spectrum. No sale

Dish Network has officially withdrawn its offer for Clearwire, giving up the fight against Sprint for control of the firm and its coveted radio spectrum. The satellite TV company was already slogging it out in a losing battle, after the board said it favoured majority shareholder Sprint's bid to buy, because it had upped its …
Team Register, 27 Jun 2013
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Dished! Clearwire hops into bed with Sprint

Sprint has upped its offer for Clearwire, outbidding Dish and signing a deal which requires Clearwire to cough up $115m if the acquisition fails for any reason – outmanoeuvring Dish yet again. The Clearwire board had voted in favour of the Dish offer, which at $4.40 per share was a dollar up on Sprint's original bid. But this …
Bill Ray, 21 Jun 2013
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Dish abandons Sprint sprint, now in mad dash for Clearwire

Dish has elected to ditch its pursuit of Sprint for the time being and concentrate on its potentially winning bid for Clearwire. The satellite TV firm said in a statement that it wasn't going to make an updated offer for the third-largest US wireless provider, after beating it in the board vote for Clearwire, an ISP in which …
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You don't need phone lines or cable for ANYTHING, says Dish

Dish wants everyone to know it can do broadband too: using LTE kit and radio spectrum it plans to acquire from Clearwire, the TV broadcaster has been pushing 50Mb/sec into homes. The trials ran in rural Virginia, using two towers to deliver between 20 and 50Mb/sec to homes using a 40cm receiving box fitted by the same chap who …
Bill Ray, 17 Jun 2013
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Clearwire board to shareholders: Go on, grab that Dish cash

The board of Clearwire has unanimously recommended that shareholders take the Dish cash, despite the fact that the broadband wireless firm's biggest shareholder is dead set against the deal. That shareholder is Sprint, which already owns the majority of Clearwire and has offered $3.40 per share for the rest. But, just days …
Bill Ray, 13 Jun 2013
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Japanese SoftBank's $20bn Sprint gobble clears US security hurdle

American authorities have apparently said Uncle Sam's national security will not be jeopardised by Japanese giant SoftBank's proposed takeover of US telco Sprint - clearing the way for the $20bn acquisition. The companies said they have now received clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), which …
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Clearwire to pull Huawei from network

US mobile carrier Clearwire is getting ready to draw-down the Huawei kit in its network, in an apparent response to the never-ending story that the vendor is a threat to US national security. While not a body blow to the Chinese vendor, since it's won less than five per cent of Clearwire's LTE build, it will drop yet more fuel …
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Sprint/Softbank mobile merger in doubt after Dish bids $25.5bn

Analysis Dish Network has thrown a counter-offer into the ring to buy Sprint-Nextel, the third-biggest mobile provider in the US, in a $25.5bn cash and stock bid that outspends rival Softbank by well over 10 per cent. "The DISH proposal clearly presents Sprint shareholders with a superior alternative to the pending Softbank proposal," …
Iain Thomson, 15 Apr 2013
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Dish charges into Sprint-Clearwire hotel room waving cash

Dish Networks continues its mobile aspirations with a bid for Clearwire, offering more cash than the existing offer from Sprint, but with more strings attached. The offer from Dish, which Clearwire describes as "unsolicited" and "non-binding", amounts to $2.2bn for a significant slice of Clearwire radio spectrum and an ongoing …
Bill Ray, 9 Jan 2013
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Sprint offers $2.2bn to acquire second half of Clearwire

Sprint, which already owns 51.7 per cent of wireless broadband service provider Clearwire, has announced a deal to acquire the remaining (nearly) half in a deal that would pay $2.97 per share to that company's minority shareholders – a deal that is in no way a slam dunk. "Today we are announcing that the boards of directors of …
Rik Myslewski, 17 Dec 2012
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Huawei gets US gov nod to supply Clearwire network

There was some good news for Huawei in its ongoing tussle with US lawmakers after wireless broadband provider Clearwire said it had received government approval to upgrade its network using kit from the Chinese tech giant. The firm is an existing customer of Huawei and said it would be continuing the relationship to upgrade …
Phil Muncaster, 29 Oct 2012
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Clearwire and China Mobile link up for 4G time-div trials

As part of the Global TD-LTE Initiative US-based Clearwire and China Mobile are joining forces to test time-divisioned networks in both countries, though we'll likely see the technology in the UK too. That's because Ofcom, the UK regulator, has earmarked 50MHz of spectrum for the TD variant of 4G telephony, despite the fact …
Bill Ray, 18 Jan 2012
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Nokia flogs off WiMAX biz

Nokia Siemens Networks has sold its WiMAX business to NewNet Communications, handing 300 staff and the WiMAX portfolio to the company, which is a division of Skyview Capital. Both NewNet and Skyview described themselves as excited by the opportunities in WiMAX, and delighted to be taking on the staff, product portfolio and …
Bill Ray, 30 Nov 2011
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Sprint springs into bed with LightSquared

Sprint is to help LightSquared get its 4G network rolled out across America, and become a significant customer of that network too, according to documents seen by Bloomberg. Those letters were sent out to LightSquared's shareholders, assuring them that Sprint was not only going to be a "significant customer" of LightSquared's …
Bill Ray, 20 Jun 2011
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Sony Ericsson walks away from Clearwire logo fight

Sony Ericsson has given up its action against Clearwire for having a swirly green logo, as Clearwire concedes it is unlikely to ever launch a competing range of mobile phones. Sony Ericsson's action was taken in January, when Clearwire was still planning to launch the handsets it announced last year. Since then the operator …
Bill Ray, 16 May 2011
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Customers clobber Clearwire as execs jump ship

American “4G*” wireless carrier Clearwire has been hit with a customer class action over speeds that don’t meet its marketing, and over the weekend, found three new empty offices in the “C-suite” with the departure of its CEO Bill Morrow. Chief commercial officer Mike Sievert, and CIO Kevin Hart, also announced their …
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Sprint eyes T-Mobile acquisition

Sprint is reportedly in talks with Deutsche Telekom about buying up T-Mobile USA, creating a single network part-owned by Deutsche but able to compete with AT&T and Verizon. The talks, which Bloomberg reckons have been going on over the last few weeks, could result in T-Mobile becoming part of Sprint with Deutsche Telekom …
Bill Ray, 8 Mar 2011

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