Sprint Seeking Ways to Buy Out Clearwire
According to sources cited by BusinessWeek, Sprint has held discussions with Comcast, Cablevision, and other companies in hopes that it can raise the cash necessary to acquire the remaining equity in Clearwire that it doesn't already own. Sprint is one of a handful of companies that have invested in Clearwire, and owns 54% of the company. Clearwire and Sprint recently announced plans to build a Long Term Evolution-based 4G mobile broadband network along side the WiMax network the companies are also rolling out. BusinessWeek's sources indicated that Sprint's talks with the cable companies are still in preliminary stages and several differente scenarios are under consideration. No deals have been struck. it is possible that if Sprint acquires Clearwire it can more effectively compete with larger rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
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.
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.
Sprint Signs Altice USA As Its Latest MVNO
Sprint has signed an agreement with Altice USA to resell Sprint service as an MVNO. Sprint is calling the deal a first-of-its-kind arrangement, as it will see the companies sharing services.
T-Mobile Hopes to Woo Sprint With a New Tune
T-Mobile has approached Sprint with a new proposal, reports the Wall Street Journal, in an attempt to keep the potential merger of the two companies alive. Talks failed earlier this week when Masayoshi Son, CEO of Sprint parent SoftBank, appeared to walk away from the deal over a disagreement concerning which company would own the other.
they need to pick one
Iden - Nextel
LTE ( soon )
And then Sprint will probably convert Clear's assets to LT...