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
(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
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
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)
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
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
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!
So, in the latest chapter of the SoftSprint-Clearwire-Dish matrimonial saga, it looks like SoftSprint will indeed take Clearwire to the alter.
Yesterday, Sprint (which had sued Clearwire just three days before to block the sale to Dish) decided to up its offer from $3.40 to $5.00, topping Dish’s offer of $4.40.
Just to make sure . . . → Read More: Sprint to Clearwire: How ’bout a Bigger Dowry?
It didn’t take long for Dish to fire off a public response to Sprint’s compliant to block Dish’s takeover of Clearwire. Here’s what Dish had to say, short and sweet:
“Sprint’s lawsuit is a transparent attempt to divert attention from its failure to deal fairly with Clearwire’s shareholders, as well as to exploit its majority . . . → Read More: Dish to Sprint: Tough! We’re headed to the alter with Clearwire!
Perhaps the new corporate logo? Not if Sprint has its way in court. (Yeah, this logo is my parody.)
Sprint today filed suit in the Court of Chancery in Delaware to block the sale of Clearwire to to Dish Network. The 45-page verified complaint aims to not only stop the sale, but to ding . . . → Read More: Sprint to Dish and Clearwire: Your Marriage is Not Gonna Happen