Clearwire's board of directors is sending a pointed message to shareholders: pick the bid from Dish Network over Sprint.
The decision was reported late on Wednesday with the shareholder vote pushed back to Monday, June 24.
Dish is offering shareholders approximately $4.40 per share compared to $3.40 a pop from Sprint for the 49 percent of Clearwire shares it doesn't already own.
The latest move comes after a busy week in the Clearwire-Sprint-Dish-SoftBank web of mergers and acquisitions.
On Tuesday,to nab Sprint, promising shareholders $21.6 billion to stave off Dish's chances of securing the carrier. That was after shareholder and advisory firm on the Japanese carrier's original $20.1 billion offer.
Yet it still doesn't match Dish's most recent bid of.
On the sidelines is a bizarre legal battle in which Sprintthat Dish's proposal to obtain Clearwire violates Delaware state law.
Dish chairman Charlie Ergenaddressed to Clearwire chairman John Stanton, retorting that such accusations are "incorrect and misleading."
Ergen has also been said to make a play for picking up LightSquared's radio frequencies to Dish's networking portfolio.
that the TV satellite giant made a $2 billion bid for LightSquared, which is owned by private investment firm Harbinger Capital Partners.