FCC Approves SoftBank Buying Sprint Buying Clearwire
The FCC and Sprint today announced that the FCC has formally voted to approve SoftBank's investment in Sprint - giving them majority control - as well as Sprint's related acquisition of Clearwire. This was the last required government approval of the deals. SoftBank and Sprint have already agreed to the deals. On Monday, Clearwire's shareholders will vote on the deal, which is recommended by Clearwire's board. Sprint now expects all of the transactions to close in the next couple of weeks.
Japan's SoftBank to Buy UK's ARM for $32 Billion
Jul 18, 2016
SoftBank today announced plans to buy ARM Holdings for $32 billion. SoftBank runs one of Japan's largest wireless networks and is the parent company of Sprint in the U.S., while ARM designs and licenses the Cortex-branded mobile processors often found in today's smartphones and tablets.
Google Expands Enterprise Recommendation Program to More Phones
Jun 12, 2018
Google today said more phone makers now part of its Android Enterprise Recommended program. The Android Enterprise Recommended program, which was launched in February of this year, "establishes best practices and common requirements for devices and services, backed by a thorough testing process conducted by Google." In order to qualify, devices have to meet a number of specifications concerning their hardware, deployment, security updates, and user help programs.
US Intervenes In Vote, Wants to Review Qualcomm-Broadcom Deal
Mar 5, 2018
The U.S. government ordered Qualcomm to cancel a vote scheduled for Tuesday to allow the government more time to review a potential merger between Qualcomm and Broadcom.
Opera Shareholders Approve Chinese Offer
May 25, 2016
Opera's shareholders have approved a $1.2 billion bid from a consortium of Chinese companies. Just over 90% of shareholders voted in favor of the takeover, which was a condition of the offer made earlier this year.
SoftBank, Sprint Majority Owner, to Split In Two
Mar 7, 2016
SoftBank today revealed a plan to separate itself into two separate companies, one for its Japan-based carrier business and another for its international operations, including Sprint. SoftBank's domestic business unit, which includes investments in Yahoo Japan, will be run by Ken Miyauchi.
I'd like to be the 1st to say....
Hopefully both T-Mobile & Sprint will provide some competitive pressure to the big two with all the changes going on with both companies.
Soft Clear Sprint
Sprint needs the spectrum