In a series of speeches and televised appearances this week, Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son outlined his game-changing  strategy for the U.S. wireless market, where he intends to use Sprint as the catalyst for higher network speeds, lower prices and improved competition against market leaders Verizon and AT&T. Eight months after completing the $21.6 billion  merger of Softbank Corp. and Sprint, Son addressed a packed lunchtime audience at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in  Washington on Monday, suggesting that, through his company’s ownership of Sprint, he could achieve the same benefits  for the U.S. market that Softbank achieved in Japan. Lamenting that average LTE broadband speeds in the U.S. clock in  at 6.5 Mbps, which is substantially lower than the average speed of 21.3 Mbps recorded on Softbank’s Japanese network,  Son proclaimed that new technology under development by Sprint and Softbank could deliver broadband speeds as high  as 200 Mbps to U.S customers. Son also illustrated how the U.S. lags behind the rest of the world as evidenced by recent  statistics that put the U.S. in 15th place out of 16 nations in terms of average LTE speeds as he questioned: “how [can]  American people accept the fact that it is No. 15 for the most important highway—the information highway—for the next  century?” Notwithstanding his promise to launch “a massive price war” on the U.S. market, Son emphasized that Sprint  and T-Mobile—respectively, the third- and fourth-ranked national wireless carriers—are “not able to fight without enough  scale.” During a televised interview this week on the PBS Charlie Rose show, Son confirmed: “we would like to make [a]  deal happen” between Sprint and T-Mobile, “but there are steps and details that we have to work out.” Observing that a  combination of the wireless broadband resources of Sprint and T-Mobile could put considerable competitive pressure on  the cable broadband access market in addition to the wireless sector, Son quipped, “I would like to volunteer to be the  alternative.”