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  1. NYC126

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Sprint management dropped the ball again. They had the upper hand going into 5G then decided to surrender to Tmobile when that particular company didn't have the spectrum holdings to deploy it. Tmobile has been selling the myth of 5G in that little slice of spectrum they own in the 600mhz which won't cut it. Massa Son surrendered to the Germans for just a couple of board seats and a minority stake, what a fool. Tmobile then would have to go into a bidding war with the twin bells for 3.5ghz-4.7ghz spectrum which they would lose since the two mentioned have a lot of money to burn.
  2. The way things are going with Pai lately I wouldn't be surprised if he votes this thing down in a decisive 3-2 vote. Furthermore, he is a Verizon agent and I wouldn't think they want one big entity with that massive amount of 2.5ghz and 1900mhz for 5G.
  3. Perhaps they would have been more competitive if these upgrades occurred before the announcement of the merger thus the govt would have vetoed this merger more easily.
  4. A couple of years back they were close or the best carrier in Chicago, and during the last 12 months, they fell back to the end of the line. Even better in Denver, they led the overall award for 4 straight quarters, and now it has fallen back to the end of the pack. I hate to agree with Massa Son, but this is where scale plays a big role, the twin bells only need to drop millions on upgrades or densification without hurting their wallet and its put them back to the top on any particular market.
  5. NYC126

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    When you are Verizon with 152 million customers, 132 billion on revenue, and spend 17 billion on CAPEX annually without having to do expansions since you already cover the whole US everything comes in handy.
  6. This was basically the farewell tour. Also, it is funny these executives are still trying to sell the deception about improving the company when they are putting all their energy and resources in the nation's Capital in order to get this merger through.
  7. NYC126

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    This merger is pretty much approved in my opinion. ATT and Verizon are making moves on their data plans which indicate this. Verizon got three plans: Go unlimited 80/mo with only 480P video Beyond unlimited 90/mo (720P video) Above unlimited 100 dollars/mo And if you want 1080P video you need to chime in 10 dollars extra Meanwhile, ATT is forcing unlimited users to buy skinny TV bundled plans. Once the merger is approved I think Verizon will raise the price of their Beyond and Above unlimited plans...... because of 5G.
  8. NYC126

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    The NYC tests also include at least half of New Jersey and the suburbs. Those areas still need a lot of work, plus you add the Altice small cells stuff I think better results down the road, but with this merger thing going we will never know how great the network will get if this transaction close by the first half of 2019.
  9. NYC126

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    What piss me off is they gave up all the company away without having any veto power in the board but hey at least they made Pink Mobile to pick the whole 36 billions of debt. This power play was designed by the Japanese banks, they made Son squeeze hard.
  10. NYC126

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    It means both managements were in cahoots. Sprint for years was fighting hard to secure a 30mhz spectrum reserve in that 600mhz auction just at the last minute to bounce of planning to participate in that said auction and let Tmobile alone go for all of it. The whole merger thing was happening behind the scenes it just they needed to make it official to the public after a new administration was established. They are not stupid, they waited that a new antitrust chief was appointed in the DOJ. Another reason to block this merger.
  11. Marcelo job is done which was to cut the fat and get the company leans for a merger or sale.
  12. NYC126

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    If Softbank didn't own over 84% of the stock they would be massive class action suits against Sprint right now. They always were lying during their earning calls, there was never a turnaround for this company because that mean investments on your network. You could tell that Son never had an interest in fixing Sprint otherwise he would have made the investments on the network including getting into the 600mhz auction to get expansions and VOLTE rolling. Instead, he went on a credit card spending spree on a chip and robotic company hell he even invested in Uber too. Softbank could find a lot of money to buy ARM, but they couldn't invest at least 5 billion yearly in the Sprint network. In order to keep frustrated customers, they came with an inexpensive band-aid fix in the Magic Box. Claure cut so much out of Sprint that he even closed call centers located here in America thus customer service started to take a hit. I hope the DOJ blocks this merger then it would force Softbank to sell Sprint for half the price to a cable company. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/regulators-probing-t-mobile-deal-162152132.html
  13. NYC126

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The stock price is tanking today on the fear that less than 40% of this merger getting approved by the DOJ.
  14. NYC126

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Gunther was called to the office and was told the company strategy is to merge with Tmobile, and a combined company wouldn't keep him as the head of network technology. After that, he probably handed his resignation one week after digesting the news. The same thing happened with the CFO, and he also cashed out and bounce back to Europe. They are hammering the headquarter issue a lot because they know deep down this merger will kill jobs and the DOJ wouldn't like that
  15. NYC126

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Marcelo is pretty much gone. Softbank put him on the boards of its various businesses. Claure is going back to Miami since that is what he really wants. He was brought in to cut Sprint fat and reduce expenses which he did now he will get paid handsomely. They will keep their Overland Park campus open for a year just to avoid PR problems. However for the last year so Marcelo has been shopping around half of the campus because is too big. This merger has been on the making since 2013, and there was never a strategy of making Sprint competitive and healthy for the long term, the s plan was merger from the start.
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