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Sprint joining up to fight 'ol Big Red...

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Nice to see them getting together to fight this...


In what is undeniably an uncanny bit of wireless industry déjà vu, T-Mobile, Sprint, DirecTV, in addition to the Rural Telecommunications Group and six others, have filed a request with the FCC to halt its 180-day review of Verizon's AWS acquisition. According to the consortium's claims, documents submitted by Big Red and its cabler partners (Cox, Time Warner, Bright House and Comcast) in favor of the transaction are heavily redacted and therefore not in the public interest. The group is petitioning the Commission to place an absolute freeze on all of the operator's pending license transfers until full legal disclosure has been achieved. This latest Capitol Hill impasse comes right on the heels of VZW's own filing, in which it outlines an allegedly impending spectrum drought that would see specific pockets of its network hitting capacity by 2015


Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/06/t-mobile-sprint-and-directv-file-with-fcc-to-halt-verizons-aws/


Also: http://www.slashgear.com/verizon-faces-lte-fight-as-t-mobile-and-more-fight-aws-cable-deal-06217021/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashgear+%28SlashGear%29


And here: http://ruraltelecomgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Joint-Ex-Parte-re-Redactions-2012_03_06.pdf

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I hope this new lawsuit stops Verizon from acquiring that swath of AWS they don't deserve to have. Greedy VZW


I like how the last link in my post shows them complaining about running out of spectrum....I mean have they looked around at everyone else?....the leader in spectrum is running out and wants more....okay.


They'd be better off just working a deal to help the providers set up the spectrum for wholesale use maybe....


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They could just refarm their PCS spectrum for use with LTE after they get everyone on LTE phones instead of buying more. They are just greedy and want more, more, more. At&t was the same way. Sprint is utilizing what they have to make LTE work. It is an efficient use of existing licenses.

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All the carriers could do better at this. Sprint is doing well so far, but its because they can't afford to do anything else at the moment. NV and the iPhone costs have taken a lot of flexibility out of any strategic movement Sprint could do with spectrum. But your correct. both AT&T and Verizon are only doing it at this point because they can & can afford to.

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If they beat ATT and their plethora of scandalous lobbyist's, no reason why they cant win here too. ;)


They will beat Verizon just like they beat at&t (The reincarnation of Ma Bell).

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