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Sprint Nextel has agreed to sell 70 percent of itself to SoftBank of Japan for $20.1 billion. See more

C Spire's Meena: Collapse of Sprint/T-Mobile deal set back US wireless competition

Location:
C Spire (Cellular South), 1018 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS, 39157, United States
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The fact that Sprint abandoned a merger with T-Mobile US in the face of opposition from regulators, especially at the Federal Communications Commission, has set back the cause for competition in the US wireless market, according to C Spire Wireless CEO Hu Meena.

SoftBank: jogging with Sprint

Location:
Sprint Nextel, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
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A year ago this month SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son completed the acquisition of Sprint in a $21 billion deal, beating US network operator Dish.

Why you shouldn’t buy the miracle broadband network Softbank’s Masayoshi Son is selling

Location:
SoftBank, Tokyo, 105-7303, Japan
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1

When SoftBank CEO and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son gave a well-received talk on deplorable state of the Internet in the US, he never mentioned T-Mobile directly. However, the subtext was there.

SoftBank’s Son on US: “Regulation in This Country Is Wrong”

Location:
SoftBank, Tokyo, 105-7303, Japan
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2

SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son continued his unusual campaign to convince regulators to let him buy T-Mobile but criticizing the US wireless market, broadband speeds and regulation at the Code Conference.

Forget the Broadband Bogeyman

Location:
Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
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2

Just like the unfounded fears of Japan taking over America, a new bogeyman has been invented -- an argument that America is allegedly falling behind Japan and other regions in broadband.

With Shouts and Hugs, Sprint Boss Masayoshi Son of SoftBank Drives Turnaround

Location:
Sprint Nextel, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
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1

At a meeting with Sprint executives in October, the chief executive of parent company SoftBank lost his temper about the mobile carrier's advertising, complaining that it wasn't luring enough new customers.

SoftBank’s investment in Sprint may have been a bad bet on consolidation

Location:
Sprint Nextel, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
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2

Son’s persistence indicates SoftBank’s investment in Sprint may have been based on an assumption of a merger between the two US operators. If that’s the case, it may prove to be a costly mistake.

SoftBank ups its Sprint stake again, now past 80 percent

Location:
Sprint Nextel, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
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2

A series of recent stock transactions has pushed Tokyo-based SoftBank's ownership in Sprint to more than 80 percent.

Sprint CFO: SoftBank deal lets us take Clearwire spectrum nationwide

Location:
Sprint, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
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1

Sprint will be able to deploy Clearwire's 2.5 GHz spectrum for TD-LTE service on a nationwide basis now that it is flush with fresh capital from SoftBank, which now controls 78 percent of Sprint, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer.

SoftBank Chief Hints at More Price Cuts for Sprint

Location:
Sprint Nextel, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
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1

Sprint’s new unlimited wireless plan, announced after its $21.6 billion acquisition by Japan’s SoftBank, did not deliver the aggressive price cuts that some analysts had expected. But cheaper plans could be coming. Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s chief executive, hinted that further price cuts could be in the works as the company invests to upgrade Sprint, America’s No. 3 wireless carrier.

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