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Can Charter and Comcast help Sprint accelerate band 41 deployment so Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile phones can have access to band 41 too?

 

If they can help Sprint densify their 2.5 spectrum, then it will be a great win for all of them. Also band 41 would be able to handle both Sprint users and Xfinity Mobile users. 

 

Just my opinion.

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Honestly I don’t think the current administration will take kindly to any mergers within the same ecosystem. Especially if it will produce less new hires then cuts.

If the feds block ATT and TWMedia it will be a tough road for anyone.




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Hopefully we come out with better roaming from this exploration, between T-Mobile and Sprint.

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27 minutes ago, IamMrFamous07 said:

Can Charter and Comcast help Sprint accelerate band 41 deployment so Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile phones can have access to band 41 too?

 

If they can help Sprint densify their 2.5 spectrum, then it will be a great win for all of them. Also band 41 would be able to handle both Sprint users and Xfinity Mobile users. 

 

Just my opinion.

I'm curious if Charter's deal being discussed with Sprint now still includes Comcast, or not. I really doubt the deal will happen with just Charter alone, and I also doubt Charter's involvement, unless together with Comcast, is going to help at all regarding band 41 deployment and densification.

Softbank is making a huge mistake if they think Charter is a better deal for Sprint than going with T-Mobile. I'm not bashing Sprint at all here by saying this, but regarding Softbank it seems like a huge blunder to reject DT's offer while expecting Charter to be a better deal, because why? Masa gets a bit more say supposedly with a Charter merger? If so, then Softbank isn't caring a bit about Sprint, but rather themselves and their own company in Japan.

This is just part of why I really dislike Softbank's involvement with Sprint and I fully believe Sprint would be better off with another company owning it, except for cable - unless its a combined Charter/ Comcast deal where there is a stronger chance for national cable coverage along with the possibility of a Verizon merger into it with Sprint.

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It would be truly great to see Son just crap all over TMO

 

 

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Agreed. Would be nice to buy out the remaining portion of Sprint, take them private and pour some money into the network and help pay down the debt. #pipedream

 

 

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Just now, derrph said:

 


Agreed. Would be nice to buy out the remaining portion of Sprint, take them private and pour some money into the network and help pay down the debt.


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If Son is serious about this and truly is going to finance Sprint, that would be great. I just don't believe he's going to after all these times he's been trying to get rid of Sprint.

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6 minutes ago, Arysyn said:

If Son is serious about this and truly is going to finance Sprint, that would be great. I just don't believe he's going to after all these times he's been trying to get rid of Sprint.

I feel like he has no choice now but to do this. The next upcoming months will be interesting. 

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If Son is serious about this and truly is going to finance Sprint, that would be great. I just don't believe he's going to after all these times he's been trying to get rid of Sprint.


Except if he wanted to dump Sprint he would have today.

It seems none of us have a clue here.


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Except if he wanted to dump Sprint he would have today.

It seems none of us have a clue here.


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Exactly or on Monday.

If this man is wanting more control it clearly shows that he sees something in Sprint and is I guess changing course instead of just unloading them onto someone. I still stand behind Sprint being a serious force and can easily leap past T-Mobile on network quality and give atleast AT&T a run for their money if executed right with the network.


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4 minutes ago, IamMrFamous07 said:

I feel like he has no choice now but to do this. The next upcoming months will be interesting. 

 

1 minute ago, Johnner1999 said:

 


Except if he wanted to dump Sprint he would have today.

It seems none of us have a clue here.


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Masa has tried selling Sprint many times, according to reports online, but he didn't get anywhere with that. Now he's had a chance to do so with T-Mobile, but from reports now it sure sounds like DT was perfectly willing and ready to approve a deal, but he's not happy with it because he wants some part of it. Really what is it going to be?

While I'm pretty much anti-Softbank at this point, I like many here were pretty excited about Softbank buying into Sprint a few years ago, which I certainly believed they were going to pour money into Sprint's densification and massively do so, along with spectrum deployment. After my very positive experience using Sprint in a band 41- rich environment, I fully believed that effort, along with the massive amount of band 41 spectrum, would make Sprint a very dominating, powerful force in wireless, of which I certainly was looking forward too.

Yet that hasn't happened. I really don't blame Sprint for it, never had, and I believe Sprint employees would love for this to happen, though sadly there has been the unfortunate monetary situation hindering Sprint's progress. Although I've been looking towards Softbank to do something about it, and they really haven't. Instead, they are busy trying to unload Sprint while spending millions and billions of dollars buying other companies, money that easily would have turned Sprint around and made it the awesome company it really can be.

Yet now Masa wants power after all this...

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Marcelo came out and made a 10 part statement. All the typical things that Sprint has always said but these two points stuck out the most.

Maybe a sign of things to come.


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On 10/31/2017 at 9:37 PM, S4GRU said:

Official word?  How can there be an official announcement that a deal is off when there has been no official announcement that a deal is on?  It's all rumor and speculation.

:rofl:

        Both Sprint and T-Mobile officially announced they are ending merger talks.   What? Really...  Yes!     :rofl:

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With OneWeb and Gilat I am curious to see how this will play out.

Really wish the iPhone X had HPue and 4x4 MIMO man!!! Oh well hopefully they will next year plus 4xca. I’m ready to switch back to sprint 

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34 minutes ago, dro1984 said:

        Both Sprint and T-Mobile officially announced they are ending merger talks.   What? Really...  Yes!     :rofl:

It happened just as the news reports said it would, regarding the notion of official announcements being made.

Despite some confusion/misunderstanding between Robert and I in our posts briefly conversing about the announcement issue, I do agree with him about how it didn't make sense there would be official announcements about the deal being cancelled, particularly since there wasn't any official announcements from these companies regarding the deal being discussed in the first place. Indeed all the insider discussion was in the news, and of course tech blogs and forums, such as where people such as myself love to speculate about mergers and acquisitions.

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Well I’m still team Robert...

The communication today wasn’t that of a failed merger nor ended merger.

It was to simply imply both sides have walked away.


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If Charter were to buy a majority of Sprint, judging by what they have done to TimeWarner Cable, I see it as horrible.

I hope Softbank gets serious about Sprint. I often get the impression they are just trying to flip Sprint.

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This is a great news, I just never saw consumer benefit from this. Way too much network overlap and unnecessary network integration complexity.

Land grab is the name of the game to make densificafion happen at it's fastest possible clip.

Sprint still has a massive spectrum advantage considering it's the sweat spot between equipment size+capacity. 

While the others are toying with unlicensed frequency for a reason.

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And Donald Trump is on his way to Japan this afternoon.  Any coincidence?  I think not :lol:.

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22 minutes ago, bill875 said:

And Donald Trump is on his way to Japan this afternoon.  Any coincidence?  I think not :lol:.

Unless the Trump Organization plans on purchasing Sprint and turning Sprint yellow into Trump gold, along with promising to make Sprint great again by advertising Trump's name on everything Sprint sells, his image on every bit of Sprint signage, calling Sprint's unlimited.plan The Trump Gold Unlimited Plan, Sprint stores where there is a giant wall in front of where some yuge Russian mafia bodybuilder male stands guard requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to enter, and all the employees look sad, very sad, because they don't get paid very well and always fear getting fired by their "official" boss, Jared Kushner.

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59 minutes ago, nexgencpu said:

Way too much network overlap and unnecessary network integration complexity.

 

Totally agree.  I bet 75% of cell sites would overlap.  That's a lot to take on!

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3 hours ago, IamMrFamous07 said:

Can Charter and Comcast help Sprint accelerate band 41 deployment so Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile phones can have access to band 41 too?

 

If they can help Sprint densify their 2.5 spectrum, then it will be a great win for all of them. Also band 41 would be able to handle both Sprint users and Xfinity Mobile users. 

 

Just my opinion.

xfinity mobile runs off of verizon wireless...i have them...so they wouldnt have access to sprints network.

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51 minutes ago, Arysyn said:

 

I am ready for MAGA Mobile.

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3 hours ago, derrph said:

 

Marcelo came out and made a 10 part statement. All the typical things that Sprint has always said but these two points stuck out the most.

 

Maybe a sign of things to come.

 

 

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Remember those densification plans that leaked a couple months back? I think that's their plan now, at least I hope it is. I'm half tempted to open a free line just in case this starts coming to fruition.

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I am ready for MAGA Mobile.
Love it! Thier first commercial spot should be trump saying... Both sides love these plans!

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