Clearwire Corp

  • The Return of the MVNO

    By Nick Chiu - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: T, CLWR, S

    A mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the radio spectrum or wireless network infrastructure. Instead, MVNOs sign an agreement with a mobile network operator, or MNO, to obtain bulk access to its network's services at wholesale rates, then resell the services. MVNOs need to focus on marketing and sales while providing customer service and billing support systems.

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  • Sprint’s Acquisition Triangle: A Stronger Future Together?

    By Awais Iqbal - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: T, CLWR, S, VZ

    In today’s time when competition turns fiercer day by day, one way that big companies are trying to deal with this situation is by buying other smaller players to strengthen their market positions and to take advantage of their competitive edges. Recently, after being partially acquired by SoftBank, Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) took one step further by acquiring Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR).

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  • Sprint Shareholders Finally Bless SoftBank-Sprint Merger

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Japanese telecom giant SoftBank finally won Sprint (NYSE: S) shareholders' approval for its biggest overseas acquisition. The eight-month-long fight with regulators and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) came to an end on June 25 when 98% of Sprint’s shareholders cast their vote in favor of the sweetened bid in the special meeting.

    The merging entities are now waiting for the go ahead signal from the Federal Communications Commission so that more »

  • Sprint Raises Clearwire Bid, What’s Next for Dish?

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Last week, Sprint (NYSE: S) sued both Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) after the latter’s board recommended Dish’s $4.40 per share proposal. Sprint has now raised its bid to $5 per share to top Dish’s proposal and end its war with the satellite provider. The sweetened bid has pleased the Clearwire board and also won the support of vocal critic investors who initially more »

  • A Dish Best Served Short

    By Mohsin Saeed - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    During the last few months, the airwaves have been buzzing with telecom M&A news. The telecom industry is nearing its maturity, forcing cash-rich players to look for acquisitive growth instead of organic growth.

    The most fascinating acquisition struggle has been raging on in the U.S. telecom industry. The Japanese telecom giant Softbank and Dish (NASDAQ: DISH) are trying to acquire Sprint (NYSE: S). On the other hand, Dish more »

  • Dish Drops Sprint, Sets Eyes on Clearwire

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    The tug of war between Softbank and Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) finally comes to an end as the satellite provider declined to make a higher bid for Sprint (NYSE: S). After receiving Softbank’s sweetened proposal of $21.6 billion for a 78% stake in the company, Sprint asked Dish to make its best and final offer by June 18. However, Dish said that it would not revise its bid more »

  • SoftBank and Dish Network Will Buy Out Sprint, T-Mobile, and Clearwire

    By Alexander Cho - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S, TMUS

    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) is well on its way to capitalizing on growth opportunities in the mobility space. The company is determined to be a participant in mobile, and I don’t blame the company as network television isn’t likely to generate substantial growth in the future. The company’s growth has stagnated, making it important for the company to be a major distributor in mobile.

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  • Sprint, Dish, Clearwire, and SoftBank: The Saga Continues

    By RJ Towner - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S, VZ

    Key Takeaways:

    • The entire Sprint/Clearwire/Dish/SoftBank situation is very complicated.
    • We believe SoftBank’s offer makes more sense for Sprint’s near-term future.
    • However, we like the well-rounded package that a combined Sprint/Dish entity would be able to offer consumers over the long haul, and we tend to have faith in skilled managers like Dish’s CEO Ergen.
    • In any case, we think the saga will eventually more »
  • SoftBank Inches Closer to Sprint, What About DISH?

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Japan’s SoftBank, which is keen to make an entry into the U.S. telecom industry, raised its bid from $20.1 billion to $21.6 billion for the third-largest U.S. carrier Sprint (NYSE: S). The foreign telecom player’s takeover bid has been contended by satellite provider DISH Network’s (NASDAQ: DISH) $25.5 billion proposal.

    SoftBank made this move to ensure that DISH’s rival bid becomes more »

  • Is Softbank’s Plan B Threatening Sprint’s Position?

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S, TMUS

    Softbank’s plan to keep an alternative in case its deal with Sprint (NYSE: S) falls through is one of the hot topics in the wireless industry. The Japanese telecom player is thinking of making a bid for T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) if its attempt to acquire a 70% stake in Sprint fails. This clearly indicates that Softbank is extremely keen to enter the US wireless market.

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  • Who’s Your Godfather? Offers For Clearwire Defining Telecom Leaders

    By Tedra DeSue - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    You’ve likely heard by now that the quests to acquire Clearwire’s (NASDAQ: CLWR) spectrum still seem to be operating on the premise of by-any-means-necessary. SoftBank and Sprint (NYSE: S) on Monday said the two had agreed on SoftBank raising its bid for Sprint to $21.6 billion.

    The problem is that the increase is still shy of Dish Network’s (NASDAQ: DISH) $25.5 billion offer, leaving the more »

  • 3 Reasons Why Sprint Needs SoftBank

    By Marie Palumbo - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: T, CLWR, S, VZ

    Last month, a U.S. national security accord cleared the way for a takeover of Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) by Japanese firm SoftBank. The deal faces scrutiny because of national security threats that come with foreign involvement in domestic telecommunications.

    For Sprint, the acquisition is just what the doctor ordered. Since 2007, the U.S.’ third-largest telecommunications provider has seen its shares plummet. Simultaneously, Sprint watched competitors Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZmore »)

  • Two Stocks to Buy on M&A

    By Mohsin Saeed - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    The telecommunication industry is going through a major consolidation. Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Japanese’s Softbank are both trying to acquire Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S). Dish is in the process of finalizing its offer, but the board of Sprint has already invited shareholders to vote for the Softbank bid on June 12.

    To complicate matters more, Dish is also competing with Sprint to acquire Clearwire . (NASDAQ: CLWR) Sprint is more »

  • The Most Confusing Bidding War Ever! What Will Happen?

    By Brian Nichols - June 8, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DT, DISH, S

    The Softbank, Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR), and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) – oh and let’s not forget Dish Networks (NASDAQ: DISH) and now Deutsche Telecom (NYSE: DT) – fiasco is one of the more confusing acquisition attempts that I’ve ever followed; filled with conspiracy theories and “what ifs” at every turn. While most investors are placing their bets on how this might all turn out – here is a quick run-down of more »

  • Sprint Is Again Agitated by Dish’s Bid For Clearwire

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Sprint’s (NYSE: S) effort to turn into a stronger national carrier to effectively contend Verizon and AT&T’s duopoly is facing endless challenges. Just when the cellphone carrier revised its Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) bid to appease the latter’s opposing minority shareholders, Dish (NASDAQ: DISH) made an even higher offer of $4.40 per share for the Bellevue carrier. Clearwire, which was scheduled to hold a shareholders’ meeting more »

  • Plot Thickens as DISH Trumps Sprint

    By Jacob Wolinsky - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    As if the acquisition saga involving DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH), Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR), and Sprint (NYSE: S) was already not twisted, DISH upped its bid for Clearwire by $1 higher than Sprint’s revised bid, which was due to be voted on Friday. The sweetened offer from DISH represents a 20% plus premium to Sprint’s bid for the broadband wholesaler. The latest proposal has complicated the situation. Here is more »

  • DISH Network Knows Cord Cutting Is the Future

    By Sam Mattera - June 2, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DTV, DISH, S

    DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has been making some headlines recently. The satellite TV provider submitted a bid to acquire Sprint (NYSE: S) back in April, and on Wednesday, it offered to purchase Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR).

    Why is DISH trying to acquire a major wireless provider? Could it have anything to do with cord cutting?

    DISH Network’s recent moves

    Japanese firm SoftBank made an offer to buy 70% of Sprint more »

  • Charlie Ergen's War

    By John McKenna - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Back in October, I reported on a potentially lucrative deal between Sprint, Softbank, and Clearwire that would lead to the Japanese-owned Softbank to buy Sprint for $20.1 billion, recently approved by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment, while investing money for Sprint to buy wireless-network company Clearwire to boost coverage and wireless networks.

    It seemed like a done deal at the time, and it would’ve increased Sprint more »

  • Sprint Revises Clearwire Bid to Keep Suitors’ Interest Intact

    By Rajesh Marwah - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    The fight for the acquisition of the third-largest U.S. carrier, Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S), continues between SoftBank and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH). While DISH is arranging the required finances to fund its $25.5 billion counterbid, Sprint has raised its bid to appease Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) investors who are opposing the carrier’s proposal for grossly undervaluing the company’s spectrum asset. The Kansas-based carrier wants to make sure more »

  • Why Clearwire Shareholders Need to Vote Yes

    By Brian Nichols - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, S

    Sprint Nextel’s (NYSE: S) $2.97/share bid to acquire its remaining 50% stake of Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) created outrage among Clearwire investors. Thus, Sprint has now raised its offer to $3.40. While Clearwire played “chicken” and won, Clearwire investors had better take this bid seriously, and vote “yes” to approve this offer.

    The “Worth” of Spectrum

    The Clearwire faithful believe that the value in the company lies more »

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