said by kapil:
Did Dish go to Sprint looking to partner on Dish's own wireless ambitions and get turned down? Was Dish looking to acquire Sprint and the Softbank deal got in the way? Did Sprint upset Dish some other way? Because this doesn't make a whole lot of sense....unless it's just a rumor started by someone who wants to dump some CLWR stock.
I am guessing that one of the arguments Sprint will make when it is trying to get approval for the majority Clearwire purchase to regulators is that "No one wants Clearwire, they cannot survive on their own."
Dish just made this argument a lot harder to make. There is also a lawsuit occurring (I don't remember the details) involving some of shareholders to stop the sale of Clearwire to Sprint.