SoftBank President Masayoshi Son will personally attempt to woo wary Sprint Nextel investors during a U.S. trip this week in advance of a planned June 12 Sprint shareholder vote that will decide whether to sell 70% of the carrier to the Japanese company. On Tuesday, Son may have offered a hint on his pitch, telling Japanese reporters that SoftBank was a better partner for Sprint than DISH Network because of its "large-scale" use of TD-LTE technology, a variant of Long-Term Evolution networking. Also, Sprint directors reportedly have held off providing DISH with financial information because of what the carrier says are unanswered questions about funding and cost savings.
SoftBank head will lobby Sprint investors on U.S. trip
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