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  1. That’s better.... 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  2. That’s not exactly rocking in my opinion... It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but it seems underwhelming for 5G.
  3. The linked article (https://www.floridatrend.com/article/28690/wireless-carriers-use-miami-super-bowl-to-spotlight-new-5g-technology) has some great details on Sprint’s upgrades. “Sprint vice president of networks Scott Santi says Sprint upgraded 277 of 300 transmitting sites around Miami in the last year.....” “As for the Hard Rock, Sprint says it will have the equivalent of 10 macro cell towers there.“” And “Santi says the gear remains when the game packs up. “100% of what we’ve done there is going to stay,” he says. “It’s for the long-term usage of our customers.”” “And next? “We are preparing for next year’s Super Bowl, which is in Tampa,” Santi says.“” .......... However, the article needs to be updated to say that Sprint has deployed 5G at the stadium. @Terrell352: Can you message Dr. Saw/Scott Santi about that if you have an in with them?
  4. Another good write up on carrier deployments of 5G at the Big Game: https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g/how-will-5g-play-in-super-bowl-/a/d-id/757198?
  5. I would think more people at the stadium are uploading content (Photos/Videos/Status Updates, etc.) than consuming (downloading) content from people who aren’t. I don’t understand why so little upload capacity is available on 5G given that.
  6. Tutela tests carriers’ networks before, during Super Bowl Live Dashboard: https://www.tutela.com/blog/super-bowl-liv-0
  7. Good download, but that upload... I sure hope it gets better over time. This is a test run without the network being loaded during the game. Don’t people do more uploading than downloading at events like this?
  8. Here’s what the other carriers are doing: T-Mobile: https://investor.t-mobile.com/news-and-events/t-mobile-us-press-releases/press-release-details/2020/T-Mobile-Prepares-Miami-for-Footballs-Biggest-Stage-with-More-Network-Capacity-and-5G/default.aspx AT&T: https://about.att.com/story/2020/super_bowl_2020.html Verizon: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/verizon-plays-up-5g-for-super-bowl https://www.verizon.com/about/news/verizon-first-super-bowl-5g https://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-spends-80-million-cover-super-bowl-5g-mmwaves https://www.mobilesportsreport.com/2020/01/verizon-5g-cbrs-part-of-wireless-network-mix-at-super-bowl-liv/ vs Sprint: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-heats-up-miami-network-for-footballs-biggest-game.htm
  9. Yup. This seems to be a trend in Speed Test posts.
  10. https://investors.sprint.com/news-and-events/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/Sprint-Announces-10-Billion-Guaranteed-Notes-Offering/default.aspx Curious that Sprint is doing this while the merger decision is expected soon.
  11. To quote one of my favorite series as you said: “Not great... Not terrible.” Is Sprint fully committed to a network plan now? Are they cheaping out on backhaul to sites? Like you said, it’s hard to gauge what they are doing vs what they can afford. Sprint’s debt load and upcoming maturities is still very disconcerting. Short of a SoftBank rescue or merger, I’m not sure how they pay that off and get ahead of things. Sprint’s Total liquidity was $5.2 billion at the end of the quarter. That includes $3.2 billion of cash and cash equivalents. If the merger isn’t approved, Sprint will still need to be on the hook for sequential quarters of high capex for the foreseeable future. Simply putting 2.5 GHz on every macro site isn’t enough. There simply aren’t enough macro sites, although mini-macro/strand mounts are helping somewhat.
  12. Earnings for Fiscal 3Q 2019 are out: https://s21.q4cdn.com/487940486/files/doc_financials/2019/q3/01_Fiscal-3Q19-Earnings-Release-FINAL.pdf Thoughts?
  13. https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-corporation-schedules-fiscal-2019-third-quarter-results-announcement.htm OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) will release its fiscal 2019 third quarter financial results on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The results, including a message from management, will be posted at www.sprint.com/investors at approximately 8 a.m. ET. Sprint management will not host a conference call.
  14. Some solid upgrades here. Anyone going to the game or going to be in the area?
  15. Great question @Terrell352. Would definitely be helpful if it launches before The Big Game.
  16. Indeed indeed. Remember that this whole merger process began years ago with Sprint trying to acquire T-Mobile... and here we are now, with T-Mobile acquiring Sprint. What a sham.
  17. https://www.advfn.com/stock-market/NASDAQ/DISH/stock-news/81387856/softbank-offered-to-help-fund-dish-wireless-networ “SoftBank Group Corp. offered to help finance Dish Network Corp.'s construction of a new cellphone network intended to shore up competition if the merger of the nation's No. 3 and No. 4 wireless carriers closes, Dish's chairman said Wednesday” It’s full on parody now. Straight up clown world. It was a lie. All of it.
  18. I agree with you 100%. Masa was arrogant about things with Sprint. He completely misread the politics for the Merger on the first attempt, got stuck with it and then didn’t fully appreciate the regulatory environment with respect to his monopole network plan, which then forced Sprint to revert to a traditional network build. A merger isn’t meant to bailout this kind of thing, especially when he has the money.
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