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SoftBank CEO: Verizon, AT&T have oligopoly in the US

The comment comes as rumors suggest his subsidiary Sprint is eyeing a possible T-Mobile buyout.

By Feb. 12, 2014


Yahoo Japan plans $3.2B eAccess buy from SoftBank

Yahoo Japan, partly owned by SoftBank and Yahoo, plans to use the acquisition to launch its own mobile Internet service.

By Mar. 27, 2014


SoftBank chief eyes 'massive price war' with Verizon, AT&T

Masayoshi Son, who'll be pitching US policymakers Tuesday to consider a stronger wireless industry to vie with broadband, might need T-Mobile to achieve his ultimate goals.

By Mar. 11, 2014


SoftBank targets broadband to justify T-Mobile buyout -- report

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son will reportedly argue that having a strong third mobile carrier will help even the playing field for in-home broadband.

By Mar. 10, 2014


Correction: ISS on SoftBank-Sprint

The original version of this story mischaracterized the FCC's role in reviewing the proposed Sprint buyout by SoftBank.

By Jun. 2, 2013


Sprint-Softbank merger a done deal

The $21.6 billion deal was made complicated by a bidding war between SoftBank and Dish Network.

By Jul. 10, 2013


FCC approves Sprint-SoftBank deal

The FCC unanimously gives the green light to SoftBank's $21.6 billion bid for Sprint Nextel as well as Sprint's purchase of Clearwire.

By Jul. 5, 2013


Sprint shareholders approve SoftBank acquisition

Japan's SoftBank is a step closer to acquiring the third largest wireless operator in the U.S., as 98 percent of Sprint shareholders OK the merger.

By Jun. 25, 2013


Softbank ups Sprint offer to $21.6B

As Dish and SoftBank duke it out to merge with Sprint, SoftBank raises its offer by $1.5 billion.

By Jun. 10, 2013


Softbank said to win FCC approval for Sprint deal

Two of three commissioners have signed off on Softbank's $21.6 billion deal for the wireless provider, sources tell Bloomberg.

By Jul. 2, 2013