Is Leap Wireless a tasty bug?
According for FierceBroadbandWireless, which has a good eye for such things, T-Metro (really, T-Mobile and its recent meal, MetroPCS) might be getting hungry again. This time it may be looking to eat a bug, namely a Cricket (Wireless), which is the trade name for Leap Wireless.
Oddly, I’ve been . . . → Read More: Will T-Mobile or Dish Eat a Bug?
To nobody’s surprise, the FCC has approved the Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire) deals. Here’s the press release just sent by Sprint…or should I say, SoftSprint: Federal Communications Commission Approves SoftBank’s Investment in Sprint and Sprint’s Acquisition of Clearwire
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., BELLEVUE, Wash. & TOKYO (BUSINESS WIRE), July 05, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission announced today that . . . → Read More: It’s Official: FCC Approves the Marriages of Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire)
According to a Bloomberg report today citing unnamed sources, two of the three sitting FCC Commissioners have approved the big TwoFer: Clearwire’s takeover by Sprint, and Sprint’s sale of itself to Softbank.
The decision, if in fact it has been made, has not yet been posted to the FCC’s web site.
Presuming the truth of . . . → Read More: FCC Approves SoftSprintClear deals…Apparently
Yes, this is a parody logo. You wondered?
Sprint Nextel is now a part of SoftBank.
Sprint reports that about 98% of its shareholders voted for the deal. The FCC approval seems like it will be pro forma.
Now, with the SoftSprint and SprintClear deals done, I suspect Dan Hesse is considering when and . . . → Read More: Bye-bye Sprint Nextel…Hello SoftSprint!
So, in the latest chapter of the SoftSprint-Clearwire-Dish matrimonial saga, it looks like SoftSprint will indeed take Clearwire to the alter.
Yesterday, Sprint (which had sued Clearwire just three days before to block the sale to Dish) decided to up its offer from $3.40 to $5.00, topping Dish’s offer of $4.40.
Just to make sure . . . → Read More: Sprint to Clearwire: How ’bout a Bigger Dowry?
It didn’t take long for Dish to fire off a public response to Sprint’s compliant to block Dish’s takeover of Clearwire. Here’s what Dish had to say, short and sweet:
“Sprint’s lawsuit is a transparent attempt to divert attention from its failure to deal fairly with Clearwire’s shareholders, as well as to exploit its majority . . . → Read More: Dish to Sprint: Tough! We’re headed to the alter with Clearwire!
Perhaps the new corporate logo? Not if Sprint has its way in court. (Yeah, this logo is my parody.)
Sprint today filed suit in the Court of Chancery in Delaware to block the sale of Clearwire to to Dish Network. The 45-page verified complaint aims to not only stop the sale, but to ding . . . → Read More: Sprint to Dish and Clearwire: Your Marriage is Not Gonna Happen
Perhaps the new corporate logo?(Yeah, this is a parody.)
For years I’ve been telling my clients that the relationship between Clearwire and Sprint is far from what Sprint has portrayed it to be.
No, Clearwire not a controlled entity or affiliate of Sprint, but rather an arms-length investment by Sprint in Clearwire. For a . . . → Read More: Clearwire+Dish Network: A Match Not Made in Japan or Kansas
Now it gets interesting.
As I previously reported, (Soft)Sprint is trying to buy up the shares of Clearwire not already owned by Sprint. They offered $2.97 per share.
Enter, now, Dish Network with an unsolicited offer to purchase Clearwire at $3.30 per share.
Needless to say, Sprint’s not too impressed with the Dish offer.
Now . . . → Read More: Clearwire: “You’re Such a Dish!”
(Updated 4:41 p.m.; added AGL Magazine story link.)
Well, it’s almost over. Clearwire, that is.
Clearwire will sink from site, er, from sight as SoftSprint (or someone else depending on the investor law suits will will claim insufficient value to be paid by Sprint) ponies up the relatively small bucks to buy the rest of . . . → Read More: Clearwire to sink from sight/site