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A Sprint radio hanging off a hotel in Manhattan. This area has an active 4G LTE signal, even if Manhattan hasn't officially launched.

Why Sprint is taking its sweet time with 4G LTE

The partial rollout of LTE in New York is emblematic of the issues Sprint has had with its deployment. CNET gets behind the delay.

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Sprint-Softbank merger a done deal

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

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John Legere at T-Mobile event July 10, 2013

T-Mobile CEO: I'm open to deals with Dish, Sprint

CEO John Legere tells CNET that over the long term he's intrigued by the different combinations.

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Sprint completes Clearwire buy at $5 per share

Sprint officially acquires the remaining 50 percent of Clearwire a day after shareholders overwhelmingly vote to approve the deal.

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Clearwire's personal hot spot can be used for 4G access.

Clearwire shareholders approve Sprint takeover

Now that Dish Network is out of the picture, Clearwire shareholders have officially accepted Sprint's $5 a share offer to buy its remaining shares.

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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.

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No lines yet outside Sprint's flagship store in Manhattan on 23rd St. the day before the iPhone 4S goes on sale.

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.

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Clearwire's personal hot spot can be used for 4G access.

Dish withdraws $6.3 billion offer for Clearwire

Dish says it's standing down, clearing a path for Sprint to acquire the small wireless company.

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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.

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Dish Network is testing a fixed wireless broadband service in rural Virginia.

Dish confirms it is abandoning Sprint takeover bid

The satellite TV provider says it will redeem some of its loans since it no longer needs the funds for an acquisition.

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Battle for Clearwire heats up as Sprint increases its bid

Sprint has increased its bid for Clearwire to $5 a share in the hopes of forcing satellite TV provider Dish Network to drop out of the race.

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Dish steps down from Sprint merger to clear way for Clearwire

After a months-long battle between Dish and SoftBank over Sprint, the satellite company abandons its $25.5 billion bid for the wireless carrier to focus on "completing the Clearwire tender offer."

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