AT&T gets one step closer to swallowing Cricket

Leap Wireless(s leap) shareholders on Thursday signed off on AT&T’s(s t) planned buyout of the carrier, its 5 million Cricket Communications subscribers and, most importantly, its spectrum. The vote wasn’t even close with 99 percent shares voted in favor of the $1.2 billon cash deal, though their approval was pretty much a given. The acquisition now faces its biggest challenges: regulatory reviews before the Federal Communications Commission (with newly installed chairman Tom Wheeler at the helm) and the U.S. Justice Department.

Clearwire again puts off Sprint takeover vote

We’ll have to wait until June 13 if not longer to see the outcome of Sprint’s takeover attempt at Clearwire. The WiMAX operator has delayed a shareholder vote to weigh Dish’s last minute counter bid.