NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel
The California Public Utilities Commission voted on Thursday to approve the deal, according to the companies, which said this was the final state approval required for the transaction.
The companies are still working with the Federal Communications Commission and other Federal government agencies reviewing the transaction, SoftBank and Sprint said.
Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. mobile service provider, is also reviewing a rival bid from Dish Network
(Reporting By Sinead Carew)