The Securities and Exchange Commission has given Softbank the go-ahead to mail out proxy statements for its offer to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion.
Japan's Softbank is not planning to raise its $20 billion bid to acquire control of Sprint to match Dish Network's $25.5 billion bid for the United States wireless carrier, an executive at Softbank told Bloomberg.
Almost a decade after Qualcomm's MediaFlo, Crown Castle's Modeo and Aloha Partners' Hiwire first tested the mobile TV game, with less-than-stellar results, a new crop of startups are rolling out essentially the exact same technology with hopes for a very different outcome.
Crest Financial, the largest minority shareholder in wireless service provider Clearwire, has filed a proxy statement urging shareholders to reject the bid by majority shareholder Sprint to acquire the remaining shares of Clearwire.
The HTC One is seen as a major rival to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S4.
Sprint Nextel and Japanese firm Softbank have agreed to restrictions on purchasing telecom gear from Chinese suppliers as part of the approval process for Softbank's purchase of a controlling stake in the American wireless carrier, according to government officials consulted by the New York Times.
ORLANDO, Fla.--The mobile unified communications market is like a "rodeo without fences," said Joe Martin, director of solution engineering with Sprint.
Sprint and Telefónica Digital announced Feb. 20 that they will collaborate to establish an advertising alliance, which reportedly will reach the two operators' 370 million customers in Brazil, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. Both operators have stated that the collaboration will span across messaging, display and location-based advertising.
Sprint Nextel and app search engine Quixey have partnered to integrate Quixey technology into the carrier's Sprint Zone and the Sprint Digital Lounge in an effort to encourage app discovery.
Dish Network's bid to steal Clearwire out from under Sprint Nextel could signal the satellite TV provider's interest in partnering with the terrestrial broadband wireless provider.