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SoftBank's Masa Son on why Sprint needs T-Mobile

The Internet is run by a cable monopoly in Comcast and a wireless duopoly in Verizon and AT&T, Son says. He wants to shake things up.


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.


Sprint to join rural operators in nationwide roaming hub

Sprint will be among the first to participate in the Competitive Carrier Association’s Data Access Hub, which could give carriers of all sizes access to a true nationwide 4G LTE network.


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.


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The Sprint innovation center in Burlingame, Calif.

Why Sprint's push for a T-Mobile merger will likely be in vain

[commentary] It's clear the powers that be at Sprint aren't willing to give up on a bid for T-Mobile. But what are the company's chances of making headway in convincing regulators to accept a deal?

Softbank President Masayoshi Son speaks about the Sprint merger during a Tokyo press conference in April.

Vying for Sprint, Softbank said to bid $8.5B for Universal Music

Vivendi, which owns the world's largest music group, rejects the offer despite its $2 billion premium, the Financial Times reports.


Sprint-Softbank merger a done deal

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

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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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.


Who wants 'New Sprint' shares? Not many Sprint shareholders

With the SoftBank merger looming, holders of just 3 percent of shares in Sprint elect to remain Sprint shareholders.

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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.

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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