Sprint Nextel Corp. increased its bid for full control of its wireless-network partner Clearwire Corp., seeking to persuade shareholders to reject a competing proposal from Dish Network Corp.

Sprint offered $3.40 a share, up 14 percent from a previous bid of $2.97 a share, the company said today in a statement. That compares with Dish’s proposal of $3.30 a share. Clearwire, which was scheduled to vote on Sprint’s earlier offer this morning, delayed the decision until May 30.

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