Softbank's $20bn telco gamble

Japan's Softbank Corp has spared no expense in making a big splash in the US telco market. However, buying Sprint for an astronomical sum of money is the easy part, the real battle lies in disrupting the duopoly of Verizon and AT&T.

It's this year's biggest technology acquisition and the largest outbound deal in Japan's history. But game-changing, it is not.

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