Dish Offers $25.5 Billion for Sprint to Top Softbank's Bid

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Pedestrians pass in front of a Sprint Nextel Corp. store in New York,... News PhotoBusiness,Cable TV,Communication,Finance,Horizontal,North,North America,Pedestrian,Portable Information Device,Shop,Technology,Telecommunications Equipment,The Americas,USA,Wireless TechnologyPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergPedestrians pass in front of a Sprint Nextel Corp. store in New York, U.S., on Monday, April 15, 2013. Dish Network Corp., the satellite-TV company controlled by Charlie Ergen, made an unsolicited $25.5 billion offer for Sprint Nextel Corp., topping a Softbank Corp. bid for the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images