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News Scan: Softbank, DT ink Sprint-T-Mobile merger deal; AT&T, Verizon jack up prices through roaming; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 15, including the finalized version of the Sprint-T-Mobile US merger, what consumer groups are saying AT&T and Verizon do to artificially raise costs, the leaders of the expanding M2M market, bringing mobility to the great outdoors in England and the way homegrown smartphones are disrupting the markets overseas.

Report: Sprint, T-Mobile US close to $31B merger deal

Following last month's report that Deutsche Telekom had accepted Softbank's offer to buy T-Mobile US comes word that Softbank's U.S. carrier Sprint is finalizing details of a merger with T-Mobile.

News Scan: Apple confirms Beats buy; DT accepts Softbank's offer for T-Mobile US; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 29, including Apple finally confirming the Beats Electronics deal, DT and SoftBank's tenative offer on T-Mobile, IDC rethinking its tablet forecast, Symantec's acquisition of NitroDesk and the creative selfie contest Turtle Wax is running.

FCC okays Softbank-Sprint-Clearwire deals, rejects Dish's bid for new review

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday cleared both Softbank's acquisition of a 78 percent stake in Sprint for $21.6 billion and Sprint's purchase of the remaining shares of Clearwire for $5 per share, which would value the firm at $14 billion.

FCC is final hurdle in Softbank's acquisition of Sprint

The Federal Communications Commission is the final hurdle for Softbank's acquisition of Sprint, after Sprint shareholders approved the deal on Tuesday.

Spotlight: Clearwire board, shareholders back new Sprint offer

Clearwire's board and key shareholders are backing a revised offer from Sprint, which is proposing to pay $5 per share for the remaining shares in Clearwire, a 14 percent premium over Dish Network's offer, Bloomberg is reporting.

The battle royal: Softbank, Sprint and Dish

Softbank, Sprint and Dish Networks are locked in a battle royal over ownership of the third largest U.S. wireless carrier and its affiliate, Clearwire.

Dish takes fight for Sprint to FCC

With the Sprint shareholder vote on Softbank's takeover offer set for June 25, Dish Network is taking its fight to the Federal Communications Commission, the last remaining U.S. federal agency reviewing the transaction, Bloomberg is reporting.

Clearwire board, proxy advisory service back Dish over Sprint

The board of U.S. wireless provider Clearwire, along with proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholders Services, recommended this week that Clearwire shareholders reject the offer of majority shareholder Sprint to acquire the rest of the company for $3.40 per share, Reuters reported.

Sprint gets sweeter offer from Softbank, breaks off talks with Dish

Japan's Softbank has increased its offer for Sprint to $7.48 per share, or a total of $21.6 billion. The third largest U.S. wireless carrier cut off negotiations with rival suitor Dish Networks on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported.