August 31, 2011 |
The Obama administration Wednesday filed to block AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of wireless rival T-Mobile USA because of anti-competitive concerns. The Justice Department said the acquisition would "remove a significant competitive force" with AT&T and T-Mobile competing in at least 97 of the top 100 U.S. wireless markets, according to court papers obtained by Reuters. Blocking the acquisition on antitrust grounds would deal a blow to the telecommunication giant's expansion plans.
August 7, 2008 |
Sprint Nextel Corp. and Qwest Communications International Inc. posted lower second-quarter sales amid heightened competition for telephone customers. Sprint, the third-biggest U.S. wireless carrier, said Wednesday that it recorded a $344-million loss as sales declined 11%. Qwest, No. 3 in the U.S. local-phone market, said profit fell 24% and sales slipped 2.3%. The carriers are losing subscribers to Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. and are looking for ways to revive growth.
July 16, 2008 |
SK Telecom Co., South Korea's largest mobile-phone operator, was reported Tuesday to be in talks to buy struggling Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. SK Telecom declined to confirm or deny the report from business news channel CNBC. "There is nothing we can say on the report," said Ryu Mina, a spokeswoman for Seoul-based SK Telecom. No deal is imminent and no price has been set, CNBC said, citing people familiar with the talks.
October 31, 2007 |
Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. are in "advanced talks" with Google Inc. about carrying a cellphone powered by the Web company's software, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal's online edition cited unnamed sources in reporting the talks Tuesday. The paper said Google was expected to announce within two weeks a set of software and services that cellphone makers could use.
April 15, 2013 |
SoftBank Corp., whose bid for 70% of Sprint Nextel Corp. now faces an unexpected challenge from Dish Network Corp., isn't backing down. In a statement released late Monday, the Japanese telecommunications giant said its deal to invest $20.1 billion in the United States' third-largest wireless carrier was better than the unsolicited offer made by Dish. "SoftBank believes that the agreed terms of our transaction with Sprint offer Sprint shareholders superior short- and long-term benefits to Dish's highly conditional preliminary proposal," SoftBank said.
September 20, 2005 |
Sprint Nextel Corp. said Monday that it would sell access to RealNetworks Inc.'s Rhapsody radio service, allowing Sprint cellphone users to listen to several radio stations and podcasts. Rhapsody Radio will cost $6.95 a month on top of what Sprint users pay for its Vision Multimedia Service, the wireless company's mobile Internet package. It features stations devoted to alternative, pop, country, R&B and hip-hop.
January 7, 2012 |
Sprint plans to launch its high-speed 4G LTE network in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio later this year, but did not say when the service may roll out in Los Angeles. Sprint's first LTE markets are to be activated "in the first half of 2012" along with improved 3G coverage and improvements in "boosting voice and data quality," Sprint Nextel Corp. said in a statement. In December, Sprint also began testing its LTE towers in Kankakee, Ill. The LTE technology enables Sprint customers to have noticeably faster download and upload speeds on smartphones, tablets and mobile hot spots.
October 29, 2005 |
Sprint Nextel Corp. is poised for a full-scale launch of its high-speed wireless network, a service that will include the first over-the-air music download store in the U.S. The newly merged cellphone company was planning a series of major announcements for Monday morning.
October 9, 2007 |
new york -- The beaten-down shares of Vonage Holdings Corp. more than doubled in value Monday after the Internet phone company said it had settled a patent suit filed by Sprint Nextel Corp. The shares gained $1.42 to $2.57. On Sept. 25, a jury in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., found that Vonage infringed six Sprint patents and ordered the company to pay $69.5 million in damages. The settlement Monday resolves all claims in that suit for $80 million, the companies said.
July 27, 2007 |
Google Inc. plans to offer Internet search services through a Web portal that Sprint Nextel Corp. is developing for its WiMax high-speed wireless service, the companies said Thursday. The agreement is Google's closest alliance with a major U.S. mobile service provider. It is expected to boost Web access over Sprint's new network and improve use of Google's search and communications services on mobile devices.