Sprint Invests Just Enough in Clearwire to Give it 50.8%
Sprint has purchased some Class A and Class B shares in Clearwire from Eagle River Holdings, according to regulatory filings cited by the New York Times. The stock purchase, which was not given a monetary value, raises Sprint's stake in Clearwire from 48% up to 50.8%, giving it majority ownership of the company. The Times notes that gaining control of Clearwire was not a necessity for Sprint to receive $20.1 billion in financing from Japan's Softbank, but it "simplifies the relationship." Late Wednesday, AT&T expressed concern over the amount of spectrum that Softbank could come to control with its ownership stake in Sprint and Clearwire.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
SoftBank Invests Another $73 Million in Sprint
SoftBank has purchased yet more shares of Sprint stock, boosting its stake in the company to just over 80%. SoftBank shelled out $73 million for about 16.8 million shares.
SoftBank, Sprint Majority Owner, to Split In Two
SoftBank today revealed a plan to separate itself into two separate companies, one for its Japan-based carrier business and another for its international operations, including Sprint. SoftBank's domestic business unit, which includes investments in Yahoo Japan, will be run by Ken Miyauchi.
Masayoshi Son Would Consider Selling Sprint Spectrum
SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son indicated he'd be willing to sell some of the company's 2.5GHz spectrum assets to keep Sprint funded. Sprint gained a massive amount of 2.5GHz spectrum holdings when it purchased Clearwire.
Yay for Sprint, Screw AT&T
And as for AT&T, screw em. They are only bitter because the FCC, DOJ and God knows who else shot there bit for T-Mobile down. Fuq em.
So who is right?
So who is right? One of them needs to make a correction. lol