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Sprint Nextel

Is Sprint Beating a Dead Horse?

In an article published in the Halloween edition of the Kansas City Star, Dan Hesse, the CEO of Sprint Nextel and its latest TV spokesperson said that Sprint would hand on Nextel and “rejuvenate this important asset.”

Well, having paid $38B to acquire Nextel, and having written down ‘goodwill’ of $30B of that purchase amount . . . → Read More: Is Sprint Beating a Dead Horse?

Alltel

So, you don’t like your wireless store sales clerk?

J.D. Power and Associates has released their 2008 report on consumer satisfaction with wireless retail sales. It turns out that if you’re with Verizon or its newly purchased (consumed?) Alltel unit, then you’re

among the happiest customers. It’s another story altogether if you have Sprint Nextel.

But look closely at the scale: On the 1,000 . . . → Read More: So, you don’t like your wireless store sales clerk?

Verizon

Verizon’s cost to build a modern MTSO: $31M

While individual cell sites cost somewhere in the range of $250,000 to $400,000 to construct, it’s interesting to learn the cost of building a new Mobile Telephone Switching Office (MTS0). Thanks to Verizon Wireless for helping to illuminate the answer.

Verizon Wireless Completes $31 Million Investment In New Omaha Network Facility

10/09/2008

OMAHA, NE — . . . → Read More: Verizon’s cost to build a modern MTSO: $31M

General

More on T-Mobile’s Midnight Site Construction in Northern California

In my previous posting I discussed the CPUC’s investigation into claims that T-Mobile has constructed new sites in Northern California without benefit of, well, local government permits.

In yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle appeared an article by Seth Rosenfeld titled, “T-Mobile accused of installation violations” which digs into the allegations by five former T-Mobile contractor employees . . . → Read More: More on T-Mobile’s Midnight Site Construction in Northern California

Legal

Thinking about Sprint v. County of San Diego

By now many/most/all? of you know that on September 11th, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Sprint Telephony PCS, L. P. v. County of San Diego case. The court held 11-0 that the ‘Auburn’ decision standard announced by the same court eight years ago was wrong, and reversed itself.

. . . → Read More: Thinking about Sprint v. County of San Diego