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Cable TV Operators

SprintCasTrum?

Published reports late today have Sprint putting aside its merger talks with T-Mobile to focus on a potentially MUCH MORE IMPORTANT deal–one with Charter and Comcast (or is it Comcast and Charter). I’ve predicted a deal like this for years.

Why is a Sprint-MSOs deal more important than a deal with T-Mobile?

As I’ve said . . . → Read More: SprintCasTrum?

Mobilitie

Where there’s smoke (at Sprint and Mobilitie)…

After reading Lydia Beyoud’s Event-Driven.com Sprint/Mobilitie article while returning from a lecture Tripp and I presented in Cleveland, something occurred to me: the common connection between smoke and fire.

Presuming the existence of the email at the source of Lydia’s article, it documents the end of an experiment to bypass some government permitting requirements to . . . → Read More: Where there’s smoke (at Sprint and Mobilitie)…

Mobilitie

Mobilitie CEO Gary Jabara Loves Local Governments

“It comes down to how … stupid the elected officials … are. There are many stupid cities around the country – really dumb. They’re greedy…They don’t give a s*** about their constituents.”

-Mobilitie CEO Gary Jabara quoted by Don Bishop (the Executive Editor and Associate Publisher of AGL Media Group) in . . . → Read More: Mobilitie CEO Gary Jabara Loves Local Governments

General

How a Key Mobilitie Graphic Spins a Not-so-Tall Tale

This post is part of my contribution to the ongoing public policy debate and discussions regarding the current Mobilitie build for Sprint. Mobilitie has developed the illustration shown in Figure 1, below, apparently as a way to show local governments and the public Mobilitie’s various pole configurations in at least block form. Most recently, a . . . → Read More: How a Key Mobilitie Graphic Spins a Not-so-Tall Tale

Mobilitie

Wall Street Journal on the Mobilitie Build for Sprint

(June 8, 2016) Today the Wall Street Journal is running an article titled, “Sprint’s Wireless Fix: More Telephone Poles” by Ryan Knutson. The subhead is, “Plan to improved network delayed as communities struggle with the unusual antenna requests.” The article describes Mobilitie’s troubled start building the next Sprint network, including putting in facilities without benefit . . . → Read More: Wall Street Journal on the Mobilitie Build for Sprint

Mobilitie

Anatomy of a Mobilitie Site for Sprint

With the commencement of the California Utility Pole Authority … Mobilitie … Interstate Transport and Broadband build in the City of Los Angeles, this seems like a good time to give you a tour of what [insert your favorite nom de plume here] is actually building on City of Los Angeles street lights.

In words, . . . → Read More: Anatomy of a Mobilitie Site for Sprint

Clearwire

It’s Official: FCC Approves the Marriages of Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire)

To nobody’s surprise, the FCC has approved the Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire) deals. Here’s the press release just sent by Sprint…or should I say, SoftSprint: Federal Communications Commission Approves SoftBank’s Investment in Sprint and Sprint’s Acquisition of Clearwire

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., BELLEVUE, Wash. & TOKYO (BUSINESS WIRE), July 05, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission announced today that . . . → Read More: It’s Official: FCC Approves the Marriages of Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire)

Clearwire

FCC Approves SoftSprintClear deals…Apparently

According to a Bloomberg report today citing unnamed sources, two of the three sitting FCC Commissioners have approved the big TwoFer: Clearwire’s takeover by Sprint, and Sprint’s sale of itself to Softbank.

The decision, if in fact it has been made, has not yet been posted to the FCC’s web site.

Presuming the truth of . . . → Read More: FCC Approves SoftSprintClear deals…Apparently

Sprint Nextel

Bye-bye then, Nextel iDEN

Goodbye old Beep-Beep-Beep!

Exactly 1 minute ago, at 12:01 a.m. , Sprint decommissioned Nextel’s iDEN service.

It pulled the big plug. Flipped off the lights. Took its toys and went home.

No more beep-beep-beep. No more programming of weird handset codes to identify group users.

In fact, no more service if you have a . . . → Read More: Bye-bye then, Nextel iDEN

Clearwire

Bye-bye Sprint Nextel…Hello SoftSprint!

Yes, this is a parody logo. You wondered?

Sprint Nextel is now a part of SoftBank.

Sprint reports that about 98% of its shareholders voted for the deal. The FCC approval seems like it will be pro forma.

Now, with the SoftSprint and SprintClear deals done, I suspect Dan Hesse is considering when and . . . → Read More: Bye-bye Sprint Nextel…Hello SoftSprint!

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