SoftBank to Close Sprint Acquisition July 10
SoftBank today said that it expects to close its equity acquisition of Sprint Nextel on Wednesday, July 10. The deal received approval from the Federal Communications Commission last week, and Sprint shareholders at the end of June. The deal now has all the approvals necessary to move forward. SoftBank first proposed the 70% equity acquisition in October 2012.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Approved by FCC
Jul 28, 2017
The FCC today approved a new high-end Samsung phone that is almost certainly the company's forthcoming Note 8 flagship phone. If Samsung chooses a new branding for its Note series, this phone will be the spiritual successor to the ill-fated Note7.
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.
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.
SoftBank Looking to Raise $18B with Wireless Unit IPO
Jan 15, 2018
SoftBank Group, the parent company of Sprint, is weighing whether or not to offer shares in its own Japan-based wireless company. Under the direction of CEO Masayoshi Sun, SoftBank has transformed itself in recent years into an investor in technology companies.
SoftBank to Trim Thousands of Jobs at Sprint
Nov 4, 2015
Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank, said the company plans to eliminate thousands of jobs at Sprint in order to reduce costs and aid in the company's turn-around plans. Son made the comments while discussing SoftBank's financial performance, which was impacted negatively by Sprint.