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Sprint adds IaaS to its growing cloud services repertoire

Sprint is taking its partnership with CSC to another level with the introduction of its new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) service called CloudCompute.

Dish continues sparring with SoftBank over competing Sprint bids

Dish Network continued to hammer back against SoftBank, claiming that its unsolicited $25.5 billion offer for Sprint Nextel is clearly superior to the Japanese operator's $20.1 billion offer for 70 percent of Sprint.

Clearwire urges shareholders to approve Sprint's buyout offer

Clearwire, facing down angry minority shareholders, urged them approve Sprint Nextel's $2.97 per share offer  to take control of the rest of Clearwire it does not already own. Shareholders are set to vote on the deal May 21.

Meet Tom Cullen, the mastermind behind Dish's wireless plans

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has generated a notable amount of attention as Dish competes against Japan's SoftBank for control of Sprint Nextel, the nation's third largest wireless carrier. However, Ergen's right hand man in wireless is Tom Cullen, a Dish EVP who heads up corporate development.

It's Dish's Ergen vs. SoftBank's Son in a war of words over Sprint

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen hit back against SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, and asserted that Dish's $25.5 billion bid to take control of Sprint Nextel would be better for the United States.

SoftBank CEO sees no need for Sprint to raise Clearwire offer

SoftBank CEO  Masayoshi Son said he does not see a need for Sprint Nextel  to raise its $2.97 per share offer to take control of  Clearwire, and that Sprint would be happy owning merely 65 percent of the company.

Can Sprint steal AT&T's 2G M2M business?

Sprint Nextel's announcement last week that it had inked a deal with module provider u-blox to be Sprint's preferred module provider for its 2G (1xRTT) CDMA network caught my attention for a few reasons, mainly because it's clearly designed at winning away machine-to-machine business from AT&T Mobility, which plans on shutting down its 2G network by 2017.  I think Sprint can steal some of this business, and even though the customers and connections are low-bandwidth and provide low average revenue per user.

Dish raises specter of SoftBank's connection to UTStarcom, bribery allegations

The battle between Japan's SoftBank and Dish Network for control of Sprint Nextel is getting nastier, with Dish warning the FCC that it should take into account SoftBank's ties to UTStarcom, which settled bribery allegations in 2009 with the Department of Justice.

T-Mobile takes no-contract 'Simple Choice' plans to B2B market

T-Mobile USA is bringing its new "Simple Choice" no-contract plans to the B2B market, hoping that its "uncarrier" rebranding effort will also translate into more enterprise sales. The plans are priced from $50 per month to $70 per month and are essentially exactly the same as what T-Mobile offers on the consumer side.

Sprint finds its wireline service niche in the mid-sized business market

Sprint may today be known as one of the largest wireless operators, but it is just as strong on the wireline side, where it has found a "sweet spot" in serving mid-sized businesses that have been often ignored by larger players. I spoke with Mike Fitz, vice president, wireline and solutions engineering, on what sets Sprint apart in the business services segment.