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  1. Perhaps the plan was that this would always be a short term gig? And with the merger not happening and Sprint focusing now on building out its network fully, instead of in a more managed way, this was the logical time to leave.
  2. Part of the reason for the merger is Sprint is spectrum constrained more generally in Puerto Rico. They didn't have any band 41 spectrum until recently, but I think they only have enough contiguous for 2 carriers still. Their PCS spectrum is a fragmented mess and they don't have enough 800 Mhz to even roll out 3x3 LTE due to the spectrum squatters. They have 2.5x2.5 of 800Mhz spectrum. The merger adds both customers and coverage, plus compatible PCS spectrum as they are running a CDMA network over PCS. Sprint should be able to cobble the combined PCS spectrum together to offer both CDMA and LTE over their PCS assets, which they will need given the lack of 800Mhz spectrum in PR. Plus the larger combined customer base will help make the PR market more profitable for the combined company.
  3. Network Vision/LTE - Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Market

    IIRC Sprint's position is that the current 800 Mhz license holder is a squatter that never met the buildout requirements set by the FCC. Thus Sprint isn't going to pay them for spectrum that arguably should revert back to the FCC. Also, I don't think there was much interest in purchasing the spectrum since it has limited uses besides Sprint, so who else was going to buy it. Not sure what would happen at that point. I may be thinking of a different license holder though. AJ, want to jump in here?
  4. General Investing Forum

    Isn't Sprint's whole strategy at this point revolving around paying off 2B worth of debt so it doesn't need to refinance the stuff that is presently coming due?
  5. So Trump is like the inverse of T-Mobile ... no wonder he and Legere don't get along on Twitter.
  6. It's been a while since I gave, this seems as good a time as any....
  7. Network Vision/LTE - Minnesota Market

    I have the same issue. Quoting doesn't work for me from IE 11. I haven't cared to mess with it more.
  8. Anyone who thought we'd actually get to the $86B reserve price was kidding themselves. Verizon and ATT have plenty of low band spectrum with 700Mhz and Cellular frequencies, they really don't NEED much more, they'll only bid if the price is low enough. Only the smaller carriers are going to be in the mood to buy, and Sprint has already said they aren't interested. They have so much spectrum, they need to focus on small cells and deployment. So that left TMUS, regional carriers, and maybe WISPs? They just don't have the big money to drive up the prices like the AWS auctions. AWS was all about urban and suburban capacity. 600Mhz is actually terrible for that because it propagates too well and the antennas are so large it makes doing MIMO extremely difficult. Doing MIMO greater than 2x2 on Sub 1Ghz frequencies would require very bulky and heavy gear.
  9. google/nexus/pixel 7 tablet rumours

    Some of us like big pockets AJ. https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech/episodes/142
  10. google/nexus/pixel 7 tablet rumours

    Or maybe he just has big pockets AJ.....
  11. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    If ever there were a place flat as the bottom of a bathtub it would be far Eastern ND....
  12. SoftBank AXGP network (Band 41 TDD LTE)

    I don't think there is any point in rolling out 800Mhz only though. It would be a least band 25/26.
  13. Keep a Word, Drop a Word #5

    busy work
  14. Network Vision/LTE - Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Market

    I don't know where this idea is coming from that Sprint is not going to spend money on the network. It seems to come down to two things, the drop off in capital spend after much for NV 1.0 and 2.0 are completed, and the further drop off in capital spend this year beyond their projections. But there was ALWAYS going to be a drop off in capital spending once NV 1.0 was substantially completed and most of the urban sites got their 8T8R NV 2.0 gear. And the drop from this year's budget was already discussed by Sprint executives, some expenditures for small cells and 8T8R gear that was originally going to be billed this year will actually be billed in the first quarter of next year. On a fundamental level, while Sprint has some areas that aren't up to NV1.0 standards due to issues getting 800Mhz cleared, issues with GMO conversion, and sites that cannot support the equipment, most of the footprint is complete or has the equipment ready for NV1.0 once these individual issues are resolved. What is left is mostly NV2.0/Cleawire site conversion, which is well underway, and incrementally improving the quality of the existing coverage footprint with small cell deployments. Sprint has a ways to go before they are ready for macro scale coverage growth, outside of the need for license protection in areas like ND, SD, MT, and WY. The only other macro growth I can see will be organically as they move to limit the cost of roaming in certain areas.
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