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.
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.
Sony's High-End Xperia XZ Premium Reaches the US June 19
May 31, 2017
Sony today said it will make its flagship Xperia XZ Premium smartphone available unlocked to U.S. buyers in June.
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.