Where did you see the details of the new offer ?
I just read that offer was upped to 21.6B from 20.1 which is great for SPRINT shareholders.
Finally we are moving in the right direction, I think that DISH will jump in again tomorrow with something like 30B.
Should be very interesting and will go down to the wire.....
I don't think DISH will come in with a higher offer. The argument has lined up that Softbank's offer was superior based on surrounding circumstances... I agreed with that prior to Son's presentation outlining the benefits of SB's offer that had made it superior to DISH. This latest offer is probably meant to cap off the deal by making the 'superiority' a bit clearer. The substantial advantages Softbank brings to the table dwarf the relatively small increase imo.
The best deal these companies might come up with is one that allows DISH minority participation in Clearwire and joint build out of that spectrum and extended services. Size will matter and time is also critical.. Softbank+Sprint+CW make a ratcheted higher level competitor, however, going up against much more astute set of competitors in a feisty market will not be easy. Graft on some more spectrum access and capital and TV partnering, and its more of a sure thing imo.