Softbank CEO Won’t Rule Out MetroPCS Bid

The chiefs of Softbank Corp. and Sprint Nextel Corp. are focused on closing their $20 billion deal, but said Thursday they may pursue mergers with other wireless carriers if opportunities present themselves.

Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, who earlier this week announced a deal to buy 70 percent of Sprint, wouldn’t rule out making a competing bid for MetroPCS Communications Inc., which has agreed to combine with T-Mobile USA.

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