Google (GOOG) has held talks with Dish Network (DISH) about building a massive 4G network using...

Google (GOOG) has held talks with Dish Network (DISH) about building a massive 4G network using Dish's spectrum, the WSJ reports, while cautioning the talks "aren't advanced and could amount to nothing." Such a tie-up would be costly for Google and risk hurting carrier support for Android, but there would also be benefits. Google "wants people to watch 10 hours of YouTube a day ... what hurts them is [wireless carriers] restricting capacity," observes BTIG's Walter Piecyk. Sprint (S) and Clearwire (CLWR) have been named in the past as potential Dish partners (I, II).

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  • pnarancic
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    Be patient, Clearwire investors...
    16 Nov 2012, 12:03 AM Reply Like
  • Headcoach
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    Why would Google want to build a 4G TDD (Advanced) wireless network when they already had in Cleariwre and sold ALL there Clearwire shares last year at a MAJOR lose.....why? I bet you Google is pooping themselves there pants right about now.


    Plus, why would Dish go out an buy several $$$$B worth of Cleariwre debit? Because they are nice guys.....NOT!


    Why would Dish go out and invest $50 Million in a Qualcomm Chip set that only works on a TDD network. Currently the ONLY TDD network being put in is guest it, Clearwire!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    So why would Dish be talking with Google? The only purpose for this is that Dish might be wanting to use Google's new fiber optic in ground network. For what? Dish has a Satellite, who gives a fly leap about fiber?


    Again....why invest $50,000,000 dollars in an Advanced chipset which ONLY works on a TDD?


    Pnarancic is right.......BE PATIENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
    16 Nov 2012, 01:14 PM Reply Like
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