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Fraydog last won the day on March 3 2017

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  1. Masa Son is the chairman of both SoftBank and Sprint. He sets the capital budget of both companies, he has said as much to investors meetings numerous times. Under his ownership Sprint hasn't set forward a large geographic expansion and he has controlled Sprint for four years. The evidence on the table, as of now, shows he is not much to care about it. Now if there is a reversal of policy, I will be the first to credit Masa for making changes to Sprint's policy. That said, other competitors serve a larger geographic region and all have more connections. Now I'm not saying Masa Son has to have Sprint cover every square mile of America with B41. I am saying Sprint could make modest improvements with B26 and not lose money on rural areas. And even in small towns, triband deployment will make sense in a lot of cases given the cost of that deployment will decrease over time. Given that competition is as fierce as it is, Sprint simply can't afford a weak front. If I wanted to distill my argument to one sentence that would be it. If you think Sprint can slack on rural and grow to 65-75 million customers, that's fine. That's your opinion. I have my opinion and have stated the facts I have to back it up. Henceforth my respectful disagreement.
  2. No offense but if that's the case, and that is truly what Masa is thinking, he should divest himself of Sprint somehow. Fortunately I'm confident Masa will take a longer term approach.
  3. So Sprint is pushing both small cells and macro towers? I hope this is the new focus along with disruptive plans.
  4. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Edition

    Oops, it will be out by month's end.
  5. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Edition

    https://news.samsung.com/us/sprint-t-mobile-galaxy-s8-active/ This makes it official on the Active coming to Sprint in 2017.

    I'm just using my browser until I'm sure Tapatalk has fixed their issues.
  7. Also, I'm cool with the Altice deal, but as of right now, their cable assets cover a very small geographic area of the US. Xfinity and Spectrum, on the other hand, serve most of the US population. I can't see the Altice deal moving the needle much. Sprint also has a danger in ramping up capital investment. In a market that is more increasingly competitive, will they be able to make return on investment? Let's not forget 5G is on the horizon. If Sprint doesn't get good results on this, I see Masa going back to the table with the Magentans waiving the white flag. That said, I am eager to see one last shot at making Sprint work. I personally wish Masa would take Sprint private as in buy up 100% under SoftBank. Maybe a SoftBank Mobile rebrand would do some good?
  8. Sprint can prove everyone wrong and go for maxing out investment since no one believes it this time around.
  9. So the Altice deal is for both old Cablevision and Suddenlink areas?
  10. Cloudfront issues

    I'm getting this message on my home internet and yet mobile posting here is working fine. What's going on here? Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  11. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The Neverending Story of merger talks. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  12. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    If Masa isn't going to get control of Charter, these never ending talks between SoftBank and DT might get back on. Charter's current market cap is $83 billion. For SoftBank, that may be too much money to burn considering any merger on that end would probably run closer to $100 billion. Either way, I don't see a good path for SoftBank here. Cable companies won't want to relinquish control either. That may just leave Sprint at a stalemate because SoftBank can't find a deal they like, which could end up being very bad for Sprint. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  13. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Those synergies can only be found in certain areas. Truth is, Sprint doesn't have to be doing a straight up merger with Charter (which doesn't seem to know what they are doing with their tech compared to Comcast) to get advantages. I'd prefer other ways of working with cable. Let's not forget that linear cable channels over QAM have never offered less content or less value. Some cable companies still are pumping out analog QAM channels. Comcast over-compresses HD. Pay TV isn't even a good margin business any more because content providers are trying to milk customers out of everything they are worth through the cable companies. Look at the Dodgers channel that Charter can't sell to anyone else. You really want that obligation on Sprint's books? I wouldn't. AT&T and Dish have had cord cutting options but Comcast and Charter? Comcast won't even sell their OTT product that is in beta outside their footprint. Charter is AWOL in that field. If Comcast or someone like that could get to all IP and off QAM for full fiber to the home, I'd reconsider my stance. Right now, not a fan. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  14. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Comcast won't give up control because the Roberts family doesn't want to be in the same back seat Masa Son will likely soon be in. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  15. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The closest thing to a national cable company is Comcast. That said, they didn't really compete against anything except satellite up until cord cutting became commonplace. Sure you could mention U-Verse. That wasn't in enough places and a lot of times wasn't much better or different than X1. Then AT&T panicked and overpaid for DirecTV. Cablecos will be losing revenue as the pay TV bubble deflates. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk