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.
U.S. Carriers Share Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Plans and Pricing
All four major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ beginning in March.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
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.
SoftBank Looking to Raise $18B with Wireless Unit IPO
SoftBank Group, the parent company of Sprint, is weighing whether or not to offer shares in its own Japan-based wireless company. Under the direction of CEO Masayoshi Sun, SoftBank has transformed itself in recent years into an investor in technology companies.
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