Karma Pay-as-You-Go MiFi Service to Use Sprint LTE

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A pay-as-you-go mobile data service from startup company Karma should be stronger beginning in mid-2014. According to an announcement made this morning, that’s when the company plans to begin offering service based on LTE from Sprint. Previously the company’s offering was based on Clearwire’s WiMax...Learn More

New Sprint, T-Mobile Plans Threaten AT&T, Verizon Dominance

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Just one day after its merger with Softbank was completed, Sprint yesterday introduced new unlimited talk, text and data plans aimed at boosting its market share. The move came the same week that T-Mobile introduced a new plan that enables customers to upgrade their mobile...Learn More

Sprint Completes Acquisition of Clearwire

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & BELLEVUE, Wash.- July 9, 2013 — Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the successful completion of its transaction to acquire 100 percent ownership of Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR). The merger agreement was first announced on December 17, 2012 and Clearwire shareholders approved the...Learn More

FCC Imposes Few Conditions on Softbank/Sprint Merger

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Softbank’s merger with Sprint and Clearwire is nearly complete, with the FCC announcing Friday that it has approved the deal. Despite a rival bid from Dish Network, Sprint shareholders on June 25 approved the merger plan with SoftBank. Clearwire shareholders are scheduled to vote today...Learn More

DISH Pulls the Plug on Clearwire Bid

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.- June 26, 2013 — DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, DISH Acquisition Holding Corporation, is withdrawing its tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock of Clearwire Corporation (“Clearwire”), including any shares...Learn More

Sprint and Clearwire Agree to Increased Acquisition Offer

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & BELLEVUE, Wash. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 20, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE:S) and Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) today announced that they have agreed to amend Sprint’s agreement to acquire the approximately 50 percent of Clearwire it does not currently own (the “minority stake”) for $5.00...Learn More

Dish Focuses on Clearwire Acquisition: Unique Spectrum Has Strong Appeal

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Dish Network now appears to be out of the running to acquire Sprint, announcing late yesterday that it would not issue a revised bid for that company. But Dish vowed to focus its “efforts and resources on completing the Clearwire tender offer.” Both Dish and...Learn More

EarthLink Launches 4G Wireless Internet-on-the-Go Service

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ATLANTA, GA -  June 19, 2013 — EarthLink, Inc., a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced the launch of its new 4G Internet-on-the-Go wireless mobile Internet plans for consumers. Powered by Clearwire’s 4G mobile broadband service via a wholesale agreement announced last September,...Learn More

FreedomPop to Offer Smartphones for Free Wireless Voice & Data Service

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FreedomPop today announced plans to expand its free wireless data offering to include free voice beginning in late summer. In an interview, FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols said the company initially launched free wireless data in order to “nail the business model.”  As Stokols explained, that...Learn More

What’s Behind Dish’s Higher Bid for Clearwire?

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Clearwire may be a cash strapped company with relatively few customers and with a network that relies heavily on technology that lost out in the marketplace. But that hasn’t prevented the company from being the subject of a bidding war. Just eight days after Sprint...Learn More

Spectrum Drives Wireless M&A: What’s Next?

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There’s a major paradox in the wireless industry today. On the one hand it’s never been more difficult to compete. With subscribers heavily concentrated in the hands of the two largest carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless – a situation compounded by the advent of exclusive...Learn More

Clearwire Ponders Purchase Offer From Dish, Sprint Says No Way

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Wireless network operator Clearwire revealed today that it has received an offer from satellite television operator Dish Network that could result in Clearwire’s sale to Dish.  But Sprint, which already made plans to acquire the roughly half of Clearwire it doesn’t already own, said today...Learn More