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The partial rollout of LTE in New York is emblematic of the issues Sprint has had with its deployment. CNET gets behind the delay.
The $21.6 billion deal was made complicated by a bidding war between SoftBank and Dish Network.
CEO John Legere tells CNET that over the long term he's intrigued by the different combinations.
Sprint officially acquires the remaining 50 percent of Clearwire a day after shareholders overwhelmingly vote to approve the deal.
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.
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.
Two of three commissioners have signed off on Softbank's $21.6 billion deal for the wireless provider, sources tell Bloomberg.
Dish says it's standing down, clearing a path for Sprint to acquire the small wireless company.
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.
The satellite TV provider says it will redeem some of its loans since it no longer needs the funds for an acquisition.
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.
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."