Clearwire Raises Stock Sale Target to $350 Million
Clearwire has raised the goal of its forthcoming sale of common stock from $300 million to $350 million. The offering has been priced at $2.00 per share to the public, and 175,000,000 shares are being offered. Sprint has agreed to contribute matching funds with its own stock purchase, boosting the total target to approximately $700 million. Clearwire will use the funds to run its business, build-out its planned Long Term Evolution network, as well as maintain its LTE and WiMax networks.
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.
T-Mobile Seeking Funds, Will Sell Stock
T-Mobile today said it intends to raise capital by selling up to 17.4 million shares in stock. T-Mobile said it will use the proceeds from the sale for "general corporate purposes, including capital investments and acquisition of additional spectrum." T-Mobile said the money won't be used for the AWS-3 spectrum auction, which is taking place right now.
SEC Investigating Suspicious BlackBerry Trades
The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into trades of BlackBerry stock around the time a report suggested Samsung might buy the company. On January 14, Reuters reported that Samsung planned to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion.
T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company's LTE 4G network now covers 280 million POPS. That's a slight improvement from the 275 million POPs T-Mobile said it covered at the end of April.