NEW YORK (Reuters) - Clearwire Corp
Citing unnamed people close to the situation, CNBC said Sprint was in active discussions to buy 49 percent of Clearwire and that a deal may be announced before year's end.
Sprint has been in talks with other Clearwire shareholders, which include Bright House, Intel Corp
CNBC said that Sprint's offer price for the 488 million shares that are held by the public remains unclear.
Sprint and Clearwire declined to comment on the story.
Clearwire shares rose 29 cents, or 12 percent, to $2.69 on Nasdaq after the report.
(Reporting By Sinead Carew; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)
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