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U.S. satellite TV company Dish Network Corp. has asked the Federal Communications Commission to suspend its evaluation of Softbank Corp.’s bid for U.S. cellphone provider Sprint Nextel Corp., sources said Thursday.

The announcement of Dish’s $25.5 billion bid for Sprint on April 15 constituted an important development that has generated uncertainty about Softbank’s bid, Dish said in a filing with the FCC.

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