A pedestrian passes a Sprint Nextel Corp. retail store in New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Softbank Corp. agreed to buy a stake of about 70 percent in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion as Japana¢,Ǩ,Ñ¢s third-biggest mobile-phone operator seeks growth overseas amid a declining local market. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
A pedestrian passes a Sprint Nextel Corp. retail store in New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Softbank Corp. agreed to buy a stake of about 70 percent in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion as Japana¢,Ǩ,Ñ¢s third-biggest mobile-phone operator seeks growth overseas amid a declining local market. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg Victor J. Blue
A pedestrian passes a Sprint Nextel Corp. retail store in New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Softbank Corp. agreed to buy a stake of about 70 percent in Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion as Japana¢,Ǩ,Ñ¢s third-biggest mobile-phone operator seeks growth overseas amid a declining local market. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg Victor J. Blue