SoftBank (SFTBF.PK) doesn't plan to up its bid for Sprint (S) to top Dish's (DISH +2.1%), a...

|About: SoftBank Group (SFTBF)|By:, SA News Editor

SoftBank (SFTBF.PK) doesn't plan to up its bid for Sprint (S) to top Dish's (DISH +2.1%), a company exec states. Is the Japanese carrier set on keeping its current offer, or is this a hardball negotiating tactic? Either way, SoftBank seems to be betting the advantages of its bid - a lower debt load, the ability to leverage SoftBank's resources to take on AT&T/Verizon - will lead Sprint to stay loyal in spite of shareholder pressure and the superior up-front value of Dish's offer.