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Japan's Softbank May Acquire Sprint

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Oct 11, 2012, 7:41 AM

Sprint = $12.8 Billion T-Mobile = $39 Billion What's up with that?

I would like to see the details so that I can understand the difference in the valuation of the deals.
lol. I'm jumping the sprint ship for a reason. But you have to keep in mind this is talks not a sale. Rumors at that.
T-Mobile USA isn't a publicly traded company. It's a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.

Sprint IS a publicly traded company. At the close of the market yesterday, its stock price was $5. Acquisitions of publicly-traded companies are almost always bas...
There are a couple of key differences which prevent you from directly comparing those two figures.

First, the way the press release and corresponding news article are worded it appears that the $12.8 billion figure is what Softbank is expecting to ...

Oct 11, 2012, 7:23 AM

Konnichiwa Softbank San

Didn't see this coming.

How exactly will this be a positive for either company?

Not criticizing , just curious.
Softbank's LTE network uses the same standards and frequencies as Clearwire's planned LTE network, which means compatible handsets. The combined company would have somewhere between 80 and 90 Million customers, giving them greater leverage to negotiat...
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