Japan's Softbank snaps up Sprint in $20 billion deal
An employee works behind a logo of Softbank Corp at its branch in Tokyo March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A man talks on his mobile phone in front of an advertisement board of Japan's third-biggest mobile phone operator SoftBank Corp. at a subway station in Tokyo in this November 29, 2008 file photograph. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
Dan Hesse (R), president and CEO of the Sprint Nextel Corporation and Softbank Corp President Masayoshi Son smile during their joint news conference in Tokyo October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
Dan Hesse (R), president and CEO of the Sprint Nextel Corporation speaks as Softbank Corp President Masayoshi Son laughs during their joint news conference in Tokyo October 15, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
People walk in front of a logo of Softbank Corp at its branch in Tokyo, in this file picture taken March 2, 2011. Japan's Softbank Corp said on October 12, 2012 that it is in talks with Sprint Nextel Corp about investing in the U.S. telecoms firm,...more
Traders work near the post that trades Sprint and MetroPCS, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 11, 2012. Japanese mobile carrier Softbank Corp is in talks to buy a majority stake in U.S. operator Sprint Nextel Corp for more than 1...more
Dan Hesse, CEO of the Sprint Nextel Corporation addresses attendees during the International CTIA WIRELESS Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana May 8, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
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