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 Says 600 MHz Service Kicks Off In August
T-Mobile today said it plans to begin offering service through its 600 MHz spectrum next month. The company revealed the news in its second quarter earnings statement.
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.
Sprint Takes a 33% Stake In Music Service Tidal
Sprint today said it has acquired a 33% stake in Tidal, a music and entertainment platform. Sprint plans to make Tidal's service available to its 45 million retail customers.