Sprint is expanding its Wireless CapTel caption calling application to Apple's iOS. The operator previously rolled out the app in late 2011 to select devices running Google's Android.
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.
Apple's iOS generated 64 percent of impressions across the Velti mobile advertising platform in May 2013, up 5 percentage points year-over-year, according to Velti's latest State of Mobile Advertising Report. Google's Android accounted for 36 percent of impressions last month, down from 41 percent in May 2012.
The Federal Communications Commission is the final hurdle for Softbank's acquisition of Sprint, after Sprint shareholders approved the deal on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.