Clearwire Investor Escalates Battle with Sprint
Crest Financial, an investor that opposes Sprint's proposed take-over of Clearwire, took firmer steps towards preventing the deal from taking place. Crest filed a preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that will be used to urge Clearwire stockholders to reject the proposed merger. Crest has argued for months that Sprint's offer significantly undervalues Clearwire's worth. Sprint initially offered $2.91 per share, but later raised its offer to $2.97 per share. Sprint's maximum offer was limited by Softbank, the Japanese carrier that is in the process of acquiring a 70% s take in Sprint.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
Sprint Offering 10GB to 4-Line Family Plans for $100
Sprint today introduced the Sprint Family Share Pack, a plan that includes unlimited talk and text and 10 GB of shared data for four lines for $100 per month. Sprint Family Share Pack subscribers can quadruple their shared data to 40 GB for $20 more (total of $120 before taxes and fees).
SoftBank Sinks More Money Into Sprint
SoftBank has been snapping up shares of Sprint, increasing its stake recently by as much as $87 million. Despite SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son's misgivings about the overall acquisition of Sprint, SoftBank said it "is enthusiastic about Sprint's prospects.
Nonprofits Convince Judge to Delay Sprint's WiMAX Shutdown
Mobile Citizens, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost internet service to schools, has won an injunction preventing Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network. Sprint had planned to cease operating WiMax on Nov.
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.
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