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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

AGL Magazine

Jonathan Atkin on the pending T-Metro marriage

Jonathan Atkin analyzes the wireless sector for RBC Capital Markets, LLC.

Better put, Jon dissects the wireless sector, looking at the players, numbers, and technologies in multiple contexts and from multiple angles spotting nuances leading to a much deeper and more complete worldview of wireless.

I have had the pleasure of hearing Jon present at . . . → Read More: Jonathan Atkin on the pending T-Metro marriage

General

Nextel kick’n ‘um on the way out…

As you may have heard, Sprint Nextel is shuttering a substantial number of its legacy Nextel iDEN tower sites. These sites are no longer necessary in light of Sprint decommissioning of the Nextel iDEN service and combining technologies through its grand Network Vision Project (for more on Network Vision, click here).

For impacted Nextel tower . . . → Read More: Nextel kick’n ‘um on the way out…

Clearwire

Let’s Be Clear About Clearwire

I recently posted a message to a list serve run by the League of California Cities aimed at local government planners. That posting has provoked a number of comments, universally positive from local government planners and attorneys. I did receive what might be called a negative response from a wireless industry siting agent.

I’ll let . . . → Read More: Let’s Be Clear About Clearwire

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?

Sprint Nextel

Qwest is on a Qwest for a New Wireless Partner

Qwest CEO Ed Mueller is reportedly looking for a new wireless partner to supplement (perhaps replace?) the existing deal with Sprint/Nextel. Qwest does not have its own wireless network, so it’s stuck as a reseller.

If you’re Sprint/Nextel’s CEO, and the CEO of a major reseller…oh, let’s call the reseller Qwest…says in an analysts meeting . . . → Read More: Qwest is on a Qwest for a New Wireless Partner

General

Sprint Not Sprinting on Nextel’s Goodwill Value

Sprint Nextel Corp has announced that it may write down as much as $31 billion of goodwill currently recording on its balance sheet. This is due to that fact that Sprint Nextel’s evaluation of the real value of goodwill attached to the Nextel deal is far, far less than estimated.

From the 8K:

“Based . . . → Read More: Sprint Not Sprinting on Nextel’s Goodwill Value