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Sprint starts mobile partnership talks with 2 US cable TV providers

SoftBank unit also set to continue merger talks with T-Mobile US

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WASHINGTON -- Sprint, the fourth-largest mobile carrier in the U.S., has begun talks with two of the country's major cable television providers regarding a potential mobile business partnership, the Nikkei learned Monday. 

According to financial sources, although the company -- which is part of SoftBank Group -- will prioritize negotiations with Charter Communications and Comcast for the time being, it also plans to continue integration talks with the third-largest player, T-Mobile US, which is majority owned by Deutsche Telekom.

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