T-Mobile CEO John Legere

Dish reportedly looking to make bid for T-Mobile

The battle for who might buy T-Mobile is heating up. A report by Reuters today said that Dish Network is considering a bid for the Bellevue-based wireless carrier. It also says that the satellite provider has already reached out to Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s parent company and majority shareholder about a potential takeover, and that company’s chairman… Read More


Report: FCC set to greenlight Sprint’s deals with Clearwire and Softbank

After a long and drawn out bidding war, Clearwire’s fate appears to be nearly certain. The Federal Communications Commission is set to approval Sprint’s purchase of the Bellevue mobile broadband company, along with SoftBank’s $21.6 billion purchase of Sprint, according to a report by Bloomberg News citing people familiar with the matter. The deals could reshape… Read More

Sprint's Dan Hesse

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to Clearwire execs: Dish deal is not a ‘viable alternative’

Well, the rhetoric keeps rising as Sprint and Dish Network battle for Clearwire, the Bellevue-based provider of mobile broadband service. Following Dish’s upped bid last week, Sprint sent a letter Monday to Clearwire’s board which basically stresses that an acquisition by Dish violates the Equityholders’ Agreement between Clearwire and Sprint. And, if Clearwire chooses to… Read More


With increased Dish offer on table, Clearwire delays vote on Sprint bid

Bellevue-based Clearwire is delaying its vote on Sprint’s takeover offer to give the company extra time to discuss Dish Network’s new proposal. The vote, originally scheduled for Friday, has been pushed back to June 13. On Wednesday, Dish boosted its offer for Clearwire, just two days before shareholders were set to vote on Sprint’s competing proposal. The latest offer… Read More


Dish boosts offer for Clearwire to $4.40 per share as bidding war with Sprint escalates ahead of Friday vote

The bidding war continues. Dish Network has boosted its offer for Bellevue-based Clearwire, just two days before shareholders were set to vote on a competing proposal by Sprint. The latest offer of $4.40 per share represents a 29 percent premium over Sprint’s last-and-final offer of $3.40. The new bid comes as minority investors are set to… Read More


Verizon wants to buy Clearwire spectrum for $1.5B

Both Sprint and Dish Network are looking to buy Clearwire, the Bellevue-based wireless broadband operator that’s most coveted for its spectrum holdings. But now there may be another player in the mix. The Wall Street Journal reports today that Verizon Wireless has offered to pay as much as $1.5 billion to Clearwire for its spectrum leases…. Read More


Clearwire takes $80M from Sprint, continues talks with Dish

As it continues to weigh buyout offers, Clearwire has elected to take an $80 million investment from Sprint, a move that could impede the acquisition of satellite TV provider Dish Network. Both Sprint and Dish are looking to buy Clearwire, the Bellevue wireless broadband operator that’s most coveted for its spectrum holdings. Dish has said… Read More


Study shows Sprint severely undervaluing Clearwire spectrum

A study that one Clearwire shareholder commissioned shows that the company’s spectrum is worth two to three times more than what Sprint is currently offering in its bid to acquire Bellevue-based Clearwire. The study, done by Information Age Economics, shows that Sprint’s current offer of $2.97 per share undervalues its longtime partner Clearwire. It was commissioned by Crest… Read More