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President of Japan's mobile carrier Softbank Masayoshi Son (L) shakes hands with the CEO of the third largest mobile carrier in the US, Sprint Nextel's Dan Hesse (R), as they announced Softbank will acquire Sprint Nextel in Tokyo on October 15, 2012. Japanese mobile carrier Softbank announced a monster deal to take control of US-based Sprint Nextel for about 20 billion USD in the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese firm.    AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/GettyImages) AFP / Getty Images