CLWR and China Mobile? CM MVNO plans and 2.5 GHz spectrum make sense...
you mean China Telecom cha right?
Players: China Telecom, China Mobile, AT&T, Metro PCS, Dish, Google, Apple... Who can seal the deal with Funding/Buyout--Either they catch the CLWR Advanced TDD LTE Express Train 4G (1gig/1000meg per second) now or they're stuck on the FDD LTE slow train of lost opportunity and future failure.(more likely)
I like the part where china Telecom says:
“If the service is growing fast, maybe we can set up our own infrastructure,” Tan said. “The money is no big problem for us.” At the end of June, the Chinese company had $9.6 billion in total current assets, including about $4 billion in cash. They don't want to just be a passenger...
Maybe just stirring the pot or could they avoid any government objections by funding CLWR? (seems like good fit and blocks china mobile) We'll see.
CHA is looking for a wholesale partner to service their planed networks in the US. I think Sprint/clearwire have a better chance hooking up with CHA than CHL. We’ll see.
China Telecom, seeking to gain a toehold in the U.S. consumer market, is already in trials with several possible wholesale partners, and will soon choose one as the service’s network, Tan said. He declined to name the U.S. test partners. If the wireless service takes off, China Telecom may consider building or buying its own wireless network in the U.S., Tan said. “If the service is growing fast, maybe we can set up our own infrastructure,” Tan said. “The money is no big problem for us.” At the end of June, the Chinese company had $9.6 billion in total current assets, including about $4 billion in cash. China Telecom’s ability to build or acquire a wireless network in the U.S. may be subject to review by government agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission or the Department of Justice. Last month, the U.S. government barred Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest phone-network equipment maker, from participating in a nationwide emergency network because of national security concerns.
yeah--sure seems like they might have been involved with the sprint private placement of funds, maybe placement was outside of government controls (they have worked together with sprint on things in the past)