Clearwire TD-LTE: Gearing Up

Sprint hasn’t said when it will deploy Clearwire’s TD-LTE network, but Ovum analyst Daryl Schoolar says it could be as soon as the fourth quarter of this year, reports Light Reading’s Sarah Reedy. Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson AB and Samsung all stand to gain since they are current Sprint vendors. Both Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent have experience with […]

Sprint Files Lawsuite to Prevent Dish Takeover of Clearwire

Sprint Nextel has filed a lawsuit against Dish and Clearwire seeking to prevent Clearwire from accepting Dish’s tender offer as well as other injunctive and compensatory relief. The lawsuit details how Dish has “repeatedly attempted to fool Clearwire’s shareholders into believing its proposal was actionable in an effort to acquire Clearwire’s spectrum and to obstruct […]

Clearwire Board Backs Dish

Clearwire today announced that its Special Committee and Board of Directors has officially changed positions and now supports DISH Network’s $4.40 Per Share Tender Offer. The decision was a boost for Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen who is also in a takeover battle with SoftBank to take full control of Sprint. Dish needs at least 25-percent […]

Un-Clearwire?

Sprint Nextel this week sent a letter to Clearwire’s board of directors noting that Dish Network’s recent bid to acquire Clearwire was “not actionable,” citing “certain provisions violate Delaware law.” According to Sprint, “Clearwire’s granting the governance rights required by DISH would effectively require Sprint to give up certain bargained-for rights in clear violation of […]

Clearwire Ownership Vote Delayed 2 Weeks

Clearwire has canceled its Friday morning vote where shareholders were expected to vote on whether or not to accept Sprint’s $3.40 per share offer, after Dish’s latest counter bid of $4.40 per share. Dish’s deal values Clearwire at $6.3 billion, but unlike Sprint, Dish wouldn’t necessarily take complete control over the company. It is willing […]