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Sprint Invests Just Enough in Clearwire to Give it 50.8%

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Oct 18, 2012, 7:15 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.

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Yay for Sprint, Screw AT&T Jaden10 Oct 18, 2012, 8:32 AM
So who is right? DAntiVirus Oct 18, 2012, 3:14 PM
 
 
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