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Forbes provides realistic assessment of Sprint's future

Forbes provides realistic assessment of Sprint's future

Forbes is out with an article today that paints a more realistic view of Sprint’s current financial situation. Sprint has taken a beating in the financial press since October. The stock has slid to new lows, now causing the stock to be undervalued relative to it’s assets. It’s finally nice to see a realistic view, instead of the exaggerated negative reports we’ve seen. The past year has not been rosy for Sprint, especially financially. But the future looks like it can be very good. Sprint i

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Sprint deploys first Network Vision cluster in Kankakee, Illinois and promises LTE deployment info early in 2012

Sprint deploys first Network Vision cluster in Kankakee, Illinois and promises LTE deployment info early in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 11:29 AM MST In a press release today, Sprint discusses some Network Vision updates, including that they have completed their first Network Vision cluster of upgrades in the Northern Illinois city of Kankakee. This makes the first community in the U.S. with a full Sprint LTE deployment (as far as we know). Although, there will be no devices available for customers to use these LTE signals until approximate Midyear

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Forbes: Cellphone Manufacturers Solved GPS Interference Problem

Forbes: Cellphone Manufacturers Solved GPS Interference Problem

Forbes is out with a story about how cellphone GPS is unaffected by LightSquared's terrestrial LTE signals. But traditional and high precision GPS units are affected. Short answer...interference shielding. It's a good read, for those inclined and following the LightSquared drama. And supports LS2's arguments, to some extent.           Article: http://www.forbes.co...erence-problem/

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Seeking Alpha: How Sprint & Clearwire Can Use AT&T to Unlock Billions in Value

Seeking Alpha: How Sprint & Clearwire Can Use AT&T to Unlock Billions in Value

An article was posted on the Seeking Alpha website titled, "How Sprint & Clearwire Can Use AT&T to Unlock Billions in Value." It's a very interesting read that went over details why it would be wise for Sprint to buy Clearwire out right. This is something I never would have ever recommended before reading the article. It's a long read, but raises some very interesting points. If Sprint could master a Clearwire buy out in a way exactly as mentioned in the article, it could work and b

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FCC gives AT&T a Christmas gift after scrooging them out of T-Mobile, at the expense of 700MHz Interoperability (but there is a silver lining)

FCC gives AT&T a Christmas gift after scrooging them out of T-Mobile, at the expense of 700MHz Interoperability (but there is a silver lining)

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, December 23, 2011 - 11:19 PM MST   Thursday night, the Federal Communications Commission blessed AT&T by approving their $1.93 Billion purchase of Qualcomm 700MHz spectrum holdings. AT&T originally worked out a deal to purchase this spectrum over a year ago, but this purchase was lumped in with the T-Mobile merger by the FCC. The FCC only recently re-separated the deal. Most of the approval conditions placed on the deal were re

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Finally, someone on Wall Street gets bullish on Sprint Nextel

Finally, someone on Wall Street gets bullish on Sprint Nextel

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 4:19 PM MST   According to an article on Barron’s website today, Jennifer Fritzsche of Wells Fargo is becoming bullish on Sprint Nextel. Her upbeat attitude on the third largest wireless company in America came after a meeting with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse yesterday. “We walked away from the meeting feeling continued confidence in the company’s turnaround strategy,” wrote Fritzsche. “While this story admittedly

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Move over Magenta Girl, Dish Network is the hot new chick in town

Move over Magenta Girl, Dish Network is the hot new chick in town

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 3:31 PM MST   “I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque”, as Bugs Bunny often said. Or in the case of AT&T, maybe they should have taken a left turn at T-Mobile and went straight for Dish Network. Today BGR and Retuers wrote articles that perhaps an AT&T buyout of Dish Network is the natural migration path now for Big Blue and it’s 4G spectrum crunch. Seem far fetched? Dish Network is sitting on 40M

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AT&T pulls T-Mobile Merger

AT&T pulls T-Mobile Merger

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, December 19, 2011 - 2:42 PM MST   BREAKING NEWS: AT&T is pulling out of it's merger with T-Mobile. Coincidence that the tyrannical merger dies right after North Korea's tyrannical leader? I think not! AT&T said it had agreed with Deutsche Telekom to drop its $39 billion bid to buy the German company's U.S. wireless company T-Mobile given increasing regulatory obstacles and lawsuits attempting to block the deal. AT&am

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Sprint parts ways with Carrier IQ

Sprint parts ways with Carrier IQ

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:42 PM MST   Today, Sprint announced that it is no longer collecting information using Carrier IQ. It has also been rumored through Geek.com that Sprint has requested OEM's to strip Carrier IQ from new devices. Sprint has had to take these steps due to consumers crying foul since the Carrier IQ debate began a few weeks ago.    

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SHOCKER: Seeking Alpha article extols the virtues of buying Clearwire stock

SHOCKER: Seeking Alpha article extols the virtues of buying Clearwire stock

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 2:45 PM MST   In an article on the Seeking Alpha website today, the writer posts many reasons why investors should invest in Clearwire. Lots of good and valid points. But given the press', and most specifically the financial press', overt dislike of Clearwire, I was very surprised by the report. Take a read of the article by clicking on the link or the image at left. Feel free to add your thoughts below.

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Des Moines 4G WiMax coverage reappears on Clear's coverage maps after 6 month hiatus

Des Moines 4G WiMax coverage reappears on Clear's coverage maps after 6 month hiatus

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:01 AM MST   Hold the corn and pass the pork chops! Des Moines is back on the map!!! Clearwire rolled out several 4G Protection Sites for Sprint and Clear WiMax customers back in Spring 2011 in the Des Moines area. However, after only showing for just over a month, they disappeared off coverage maps. And haven't been seen since. The service continued to be live after it disappeared from coverage maps. And we

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Clearwire throws hail mary and ends up with $700+ Million for new TD-LTE network

Clearwire throws hail mary and ends up with $700+ Million for new TD-LTE network

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, December 12, 2011 - 6:02 PM MST   Today, it appears that Clearwire has met it's equity funding hurdle, raising over $350 Million dollars. With the new stock sale funding, they will be eligible to receive up to $347 Million in additional funding from Sprint Nextel. Up until it was announced today, it was beginning to look like Clearwire may not be able to raise enough money. But the stock sale underwriters acted on an option to purchase

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New Network Vision and LTE Deployment info released in Sprint Webinar today

New Network Vision and LTE Deployment info released in Sprint Webinar today

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:59 PM MST   Today, Sprint hosted a Webinar online talking to large Enterprise customers about Network Vision and LTE. And of course, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates signed in and went along for the virtual joy ride. It was an informative presentation, although brief and missing lots of nerdy details that we would have loved. The webinar was hosted by John Barcomb, a Sprint Network Development Manager. He steadily w

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OTA update is rolling out to fix Samsung Epic 4G Touch Loss of Signal Bug

OTA update is rolling out to fix Samsung Epic 4G Touch Loss of Signal Bug

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 10:25 AM MST   An Over the Air (OTA) Update has started rolling out today for owners of Sprint's popular flagship device. The Loss of Signal bug (LOS) has been a popular topic in forums since the Samsung Epic 4G Touch hit the streets in September. But now E4GT owners can breathe a sigh of relief. The bug was purported to cause the device to lose all signal, causing the signal indicator to get a circle with a

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Clearwire's future LTE network and the equity funding it needs to build it

Clearwire's future LTE network and the equity funding it needs to build it

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 10:39 AM MST   On Monday, Clearwire announced it is planning on offering up two sales of new common stock to raise up to an additional $345 Million in new funding to help build out it's planned TD-LTE network on it's 2500MHz spectrum. Last week, Sprint and Clearwire announced a new funding plan in which Clearwire would receive up to $1.6 Billion in new monies from Sprint Nextel. However, to get all that fund

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Sprint announces first Network Vision tower with CDMA & LTE live

Sprint announces first Network Vision tower with CDMA & LTE live

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 3:05 PM MST   Sprint has announced it's first Network Vision tower is completed and live in Branchburg, New Jersey. It is broadcasting data over 3G-EVDO and 4G LTE and voice over 1x. The announcement of the first fully live tower in the New York Metro Area brings joy and hope to millions of Sprint customers in the area that they will see a completed Network Vision rollout first in the country. Even though this

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Sprint changes LTE device due date from Mid 2012 to Q3/Q4 2012 and controversy ensues

Sprint changes LTE device due date from Mid 2012 to Q3/Q4 2012 and controversy ensues

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 1:28 PM MST   Yesterday, Sprint updated us all that we can expect devices in the 3rd and 4th Quarter of 2012. Previously, Sprint has used terminology that it expects to release LTE devices in Mid 2012. Of course, because something new was said, the blogosphere and message boards have gone bonkers exclaiming delays. The big deal probably comes from the assumption that many folks have made that Sprint would relea

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Sprint credits Unlimited for high iPhone sales on the Now Network

Sprint credits Unlimited for high iPhone sales on the Now Network

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:22 AM MST   At a Bank of America investor conference this morning, Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer said, "We thought (the iPhone) would do very, very well for us, and it has." In fact, Sprint is now estimating it will sell more than one million iPhones before the end of the quarter on December 31st. But more importantly, Euteneur credits unlimited data as the reasons for the iPhone launch success. "We're also get

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BREAKING NEWS: Clearwire announces funding deal with Sprint

BREAKING NEWS: Clearwire announces funding deal with Sprint

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 8:20 AM MST   This morning Clearwire has come out with a Press Release stating that they have come to an agreement with Sprint on new funding. Up to $1.6 Billion in additional funding in total. This is significantly more than analysts were anticipating if Sprint were to come to the rescue. The deal, as reported from Clearwire on Thursday morning, would include keeping the existing WiMax network operating throu

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Rumors abounding that Sprint and Clearwire very close to deal

Rumors abounding that Sprint and Clearwire very close to deal

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:14 PM MST   The tech and financial world are abuzz today about new rumors that Sprint and Clearwire are close to a new deal. Confidential sources are saying that they may even be close enough to preliminarily announce a deal by Thursday. As those of you who are following this closely know, Thursday is the due date of Clearwire’s jumbo $237 Million payment that they have threatened to default on. Though, technic

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Sprint accepts Dish Network plan for S-Band LTE

Sprint accepts Dish Network plan for S-Band LTE

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:14 PM MST   Today, Fierce Wireless is reporting that Sprint has signed off and agreed to Dish's use of the S-Band (2 GHz) spectrum. It's is immediately adjacent to Sprint's PCS G-Block, which they plan to deploy LTE on. In October, Sprint filed a complaint to the FCC raising questions about interference, and other issues. So, Sprint and Dish Network started to get heated in their arguments after Sprint's e

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Now the FCC allows AT&T to withdraw merger

Now the FCC allows AT&T to withdraw merger

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 3:50 PM MST   The Federal Communication Commission announced today that they will allow AT&T to withdraw it’s merger application. There were some rumblings coming out the past 24 hours saying that the FCC may prohibit AT&T from withdrawing because they may want to go on record actually denying the merger. AT&T threatened to sue the FCC if it was not allowed to withdraw. In the grand scheme of thing

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Sprint Affiliate commits to Network Vision and LTE

Sprint Affiliate commits to Network Vision and LTE

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 3:35 PM MST   I know some of you who live in Sprint affiliate coverage areas are concerned about Network Vision deployments and whether they’ll ever make it to your area. And rightfully so, since too many affiliate areas are still covered with 1xRTT networks, having never even been upgraded to 3G EVDO. This has created some concern among Sprint affiliate customers because there has been zero news to date about how,

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SHOCKER: AT&T yanks its FCC Application for the Merger with T-Mobile

SHOCKER: AT&T yanks its FCC Application for the Merger with T-Mobile

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 8:25 AM MST   I decided to break from my Thanksgiving merriment to bring you breaking news that AT&T has decided to withdraw it's Application to the FCC for it's merger with T-Mobile. However, even though technically the merger is off with this change, AT&T says they are not giving up completely. They have announced that they are still proceeding with the lawsuit in February with the Dept. of Justice

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New Samsung commercial stirring controversies. Really? Get a life!

New Samsung commercial stirring controversies. Really? Get a life!

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 9:36 AM MST   In a new television commercial, Samsung takes a swing at Apple and it's iPhoniacs. The blogosphere is going wild and people are nutty suggesting the commercial goes too far. Really? To these people, I just want to say, get a life. It's no different than the Mac commercials dissin' on PC. In fact, it's almost old hat. Passe. Who cares? See the "controversial" advertisement below, at least u

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