Sprint Fights Back

Includes: S, T
by: Ari Zoldan

AT&T's (NYSE: T) Apple iPhone and Sprint's (NYSE:S) Instinct touch phone is not the only rivalry brewing between these two foremost cellular networks.

AT&T has been bullying Sprint for a long time now, trying to prevent the Sprint and Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) union from merging both of their assets in order to create a nationwide broadband wireless network.

The only difference is that this time, Sprint is fighting back.

Sprint recently filed a response, declaring that "The New Clearwire transaction presents an unparalleled opportunity to accelerate broadband deployment in the United States," Sprint declared.

Furthermore Sprint has addressed AT&T's false claims against the WiMax wireless network. They stated that only three parties objected to the Sprint and Clearwire transaction or anticipated conditions. According to Sprint, "Their claims lack merit and provide no basis for denying, delaying, or imposing conditions on the approval of the New Clearwire license transfers," Sprint stated.

This 59-page document is full of proofs against the erroneous claims being brought by AT&T, in essence Sprint has put on their gloves and is fighting back to preserve their right to launch their powerful broadband wireless network.

Hundreds of religious and educational institutions have rallied behind Sprint and Clearwire, now Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) are not alone. They all realize the importance of a WiMax wireless network and the great opportunities that could arise as a result. According so Scott Sloat, a Sprint representative, "The transaction poses no competitive concerns, and the public interest strongly weighs in favor of quick Commission approval."

It is interesting to note that as of now AT&T is one of the largest telecommunications company in the world. Hopefully, the commission will reject their unadorned complaints and see them for what they are; an attempt to distort the public's view of a powerful broadband wireless network for their own ruthless self-interests.

Disclosure: Long S, T, CLWR and AAPL