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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 misses deadline to submit revised offer for Sprint

Satellite TV provider Dish Networks said it would not submit a revised offer for Sprint by the June 18 deadline set by Sprint's board.

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.

Spotlight: Clearwire postpones vote on Sprint bid after Dish ups ante

U.S. wireless carrier Clearwire has decided to postpone a shareholder vote on majority shareholder Sprint's offer to buy the remaining shares of the company in response to a more attractive offer from rival suitor Dish Networks, Reuters reports.

Should Softbank's potential acquisition of Sprint concern us?

Does the acquisition of the third largest wireless carrier in the U.S. by a foreign company pose a security risk to the U.S. telecom infrastructure? Yes, say two senior U.S. lawmakers.

Senators ask US agencies to consider security risk of Softbank purchase of Sprint

Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent separate letters to U.S. federal agencies reviewing Japanese wireless carrier Softbank's acquisition of U.S. carrier Sprint, advising them to consider the security risks of the proposed acquisition.

Sprint ups the ante for Clearwire

In apparent response to pressure from Clearwire's minority shareholders, majority shareholder Sprint has bumped up its offer for the rest of Clearwire to $3.40 per share from a previous $2.97 per share, an offer that would value the wireless provider at $10.7 billion.

Pinger: Our ARPU is 64-65 cents per month

LAS VEGAS--Messaging provider Pinger earns an average of roughly 64-65 cents per month from each of its users, primarily from advertising. Greg Woock, Pinger's co-founder and CEO, provided the figure during a discussion here at the CTIA Wireless 2013 trade show about the effect over-the-top messaging providers are having on wireless carriers' traditional voice and messaging businesses.