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  • For Sprint, It Is Now A Long-Distance Race [View article]
    Slow death, don't think so
    http://bit.ly/1eQugrP

    Transitioning subs to LTE with just their PCS spectrum during a complete upgrade to all of Sprint's tower equipment was part of the reason for service issues. That and fiber that was and in some places is delayed to the cell site by none other than some of the phone companies that it is in competition with. Fixed wireless broadband might not be the solution but probably would help.
    Aug 24, 2014. 11:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Sprint, It Is Now A Long-Distance Race [View article]
    OPEX should of started to fall or will start due to Network Vision phase starting to see completion.
    Aug 24, 2014. 10:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DISH Should Soon Move To Merge With Sprint Or T-Mobile [View article]
    Even though your 1, 2, & 3 are very much a part of business, the fact is Sprint was the only nationwide carrier to invest in a Single RAN strategy for LTE (that will readily support spectrum hosting and network hosting)instead of a quick and easy LTE Network Overlay. Charlie has to decide and hopefully not just look for a good deal. I don't think Masa will hold a grudge even though Charlie upped the bidding on both Sprint and Clearwire after walking away from talks with each months earlier; that is if Charlie was truly just thinking business. Who knows, Charlie may just have to sell to either Verizon or AT&T before time runs out with the government to use his spectrum which I believe he stated in the past he would rather not do.
    Aug 24, 2014. 10:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons It Doesn't Matter If Sprint Buys T-Mobile [View article]
    Wouldn't the Softbank money from the Alibaba IPO deter against a high rate refi?
    Aug 24, 2014. 09:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile: All Indicators Show It Is A Stock To Buy [View article]
    And although Sprint's inventory of spectrum is not well balance or fully deployed yet, it is nationwide across all three categories (low, mid, & high). Also Sprint is likely to take a active role in the 600MHz auction coming up, which is the main reason they past upped the PCS H block auction.
    Aug 24, 2014. 09:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile: All Indicators Show It Is A Stock To Buy [View article]
    Amazon or Google had their chance when Dish tried to outbid Softbank. Masayoshi Son has no intentions of selling until maybe his vision for Sprint is complete. But that might undermine his vision for Softbank to be #1 and stay there.
    Aug 24, 2014. 08:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile: All Indicators Show It Is A Stock To Buy [View article]
    T-Mo only wishes it was in Sprint's position. Check out OpenSignal's 2G, 3G, & 4G coverage maps for each. T-Mo's CAPEX is half of Sprint's and ARPU is lower, while I suspect their OPEX is now considerably higher as Sprint is completing the Single RAN strategy of LTE deployment (the only nationwide carrier not to take the quick and easy approach of a LTE network overlay). Besides, look who is backing Sprint and look who is trying to sell off T-Mo.
    Aug 24, 2014. 08:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint: $9 Or $14? Pick Your Scenario [View article]
    maybe SAME SCENARIO, but different day

    technology advances

    back then Sprint tried to switch Nextel subs to hybrid handsets that used 1900MHz for voice and data instead of for just data (Nextel customers lost coverage but gained data in a non-smartphone at the time instead of keeping coverage and gaining data); maybe the later would of been too expensive or not possible then, but now you have handsets that can do more than just two technologies and so many more frequencies.

    back then Sprint Network Vision was not in place that allows for network hosting and spectrum hosting
    Aug 3, 2014. 09:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint: Improving Profitability And Potential Acquirers [View article]
    You can lead a horse to water but.....
    Aug 2, 2014. 11:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint And T-Mobile Merger Only Plausible Way To Make Telecoms Competitive [View article]
    Just look up "corporate spending on lobbying" and you will consistently see AT&T and Verizon (remnants of ma bell) on opensecrets.org's list over the years.
    Jun 10, 2014. 06:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Sprint Spark Won't Spark Sprint [View article]
    *...the strain on the network should of disappeared while (better penetrating) reception potential per incorporated tower should of more than doubled with a modest increase in overall bandwidth where 800MHz is (being) deployed and while data bandwidth should of more than tripled (I'm guessing) where 2.5GHz LTE is (being) deployed.
    May 26, 2014. 01:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Sprint Spark Won't Spark Sprint [View article]
    The 4 to 6 bars doesn't imply that you are within reception nowadays (unless it is old school GSM that is still the only thing available in some areas such as rural America, where new connections to a given tower would continually be allowed to share the channels with existing connections until all the conversations would sound garbled); instead the bars reflect available bandwidth from a nearby tower. Nowadays instead of letting new connections share the existing channels, they just drop the weakest link at any given time and your bars should of reflected that if you were on speaker phone or using a headset. When Sprint activated LTE on their only readily (not really) available spectrum at the time which was PCS, they basically had to shrink some part of their 1900MHz wireless pipes drastically to accommodate a transition to LTE while pushing new smartphones with LTE capabilities. I suspect a lot of difficult decisions were made about which markets would happen when and so forth. Once more Sprint LTE smartphones were out and about things should of started balancing out. Now that newer 800MHz and 2.5GHz phones are starting to utilize their respective tower equipment where available, the strain on the network should of disappeared while (consistent and better penetrating) reception per incorporated tower should of more than doubled with a modest increase in overall bandwidth where 800MHz is (being) deployed and while data bandwidth (I'm guessing) should of more than tripled where 2.5GHz LTE is (being) deployed.
    May 26, 2014. 12:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint Faces Subscriber Growth Concerns Amid Intense Competition [View article]
    It seems to me that wherever Sprint has 800MHz (Nextel) spectrum (still not tied up with local municipalities) ready to deploy, they should continue using half for LTE and half for CDMA voice while putting out VoLTE phones that will help relieve (future) congestion off 1900MHz CDMA. Then hopefully they can switch all their 1900MHz to LTE before they have to go through the extra expense of adding 2.5GHz where it makes sense which is in crowded urban areas. Sprint offered Google Voice integration a long time ago because it uses less bandwidth than standard CDMA voice. I've been using it with my phone so I don't go over my 500 anytime minutes and I get to call Canada for free as well as other countries for cheap.
    May 4, 2014. 12:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint Faces Subscriber Growth Concerns Amid Intense Competition [View article]
    @Robert Syputa: Maybe Sprint doesn't have to or shouldn't expand 2.5GHz at the rate you suggest, only where there is congestion on all their other airwaves. A lot of Sprint customers are probably still waiting to buy a new LTE phone. Or maybe Sprint needed to hop on VoLTE sooner so phone calls (i suspect) don't continue congestiing the 3G wireless pipe. If I understand correctly they had to cut that pipe in half to make room for LTE on their PCS spectrum (only if they could of shut down Nextel and finished their Nextel spectrum swaps with local municipalites sooner). They also had towers that took longer than expected to get fiber backhaul (I think in some places their competition were dragging their feet). At least that's the impression I get when switching between my spare sprint phones while running some tests in my neighborhood. I think Softbank knows a thing or two about congestion as they operate multiple spectrums on a crowded island. Besides, I read that Dish and Artemis are testing pCells in San Fransisco that can handle congestion issues. http://bit.ly/1mrItu6
    May 4, 2014. 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Sprint Spark Won't Spark Sprint [View article]
    Bryce is correct, Author's reply "Spark is an inferior network to LTE-a, which should be rolled out by 2016." is incorrect.

    http://bit.ly/1eQuejN
    Carriers Ready LTE-Advanced To Boost Data Speed, Capacity

    Sprint is at the top of that report for a reason, they have the most spectrum to aggregate.

    http://bit.ly/1eQugrO
    Sprint's Saw: Spark to hit 120 Mbps peaks at end of 2014, 180 Mbps peaks at end of 2015

    And Clearwire's spectrum is a hell of a workhorse at 2.5GHz while being efficient too using TD-LTE rather than FDD-LTE.

    http://bit.ly/1eQugrP
    Sprint poised to become 'king of data speed,' report says

    It just doesn't travel far and isn't very powerful to penetrate buildings. That's where Nextel's spectrum (some of which is still held up by local municipalities that haven't swapped out their emergency radio equipment on time as expected) and hopefully a little more lower spectrum from the future auction comes in. In my opinion Sprint just needs a little more nationwide low frequencies to penetrate, fill in the gaps, and expand across rural markets.
    Apr 18, 2014. 09:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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