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Sprint explores wireless tie-up with US cable companies

SoftBank arm looks to get out in front of telecom industry realignment

SoftBank Group chief Masayoshi Son has been working to turn around subsidiary Sprint despite an increasingly difficult environment for U.S. wireless carriers.

TOKYO -- U.S. mobile carrier Sprint, a unit of Japan's SoftBank Group, is negotiating a deal to help two big American cable television providers offer wireless service, seeking to expand its reach amid upheaval in the industry.

Sprint, the country's fourth-largest carrier, is looking to sell access to its nationwide network to Comcast and Charter Communications, which announced a tie-up in the field in May.

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