Oct 19 - Sprint Nextel's intention to buy Eagle River Holdings LLC's stake
in Clearwire Corp. is likely another step in an evolutionary process that could
eventually result in the company gaining sole control of the wireless network
operator, according to Fitch Ratings. At the very least, Sprint's link to
Clearwire would be stronger, and therefore complicate things a bit for those
companies considering a move to buyout Clearwire.
Upon completion of the transaction, Sprint would have a 50.4% maj