Japanese operator SoftBank in talks to acquire Sprint Nextel

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Japanese Nikkei publication reports that the countries third biggest network operator is in talks to purchase Sprint carrier in the US for a total sum around 1.5 trillion Yen (about 20 billion dollars).

According to Nikkei, SoftBank is looking to purchase two-thirds of Sprint’s market shares. SoftBank is one of the fastest growing carriers in the country, recently (October 2) acquiring Japan’s 4th largest carrier eAccess (E-Mobile) for 180 billion yen (about 2.3 billion dollars).

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