You do realize that Sprint can go along with Dish alone (without Clearwire). Dish is very eager to team up with Sprint because Dish desperately needs a national carrier that they're even willingly to use leverage against Sprint into accepting Dish as a partner.
I suspect if SB and Sprint’s deal collapses or fails to acquire Clearwire there will be a shotgun marriage between Sprint and Dish (40 MHz). Sprint and Dish will share their combined spectrum (about 100 Mhz) while Sprint as the sole network operator and Dish contributing perhaps $4B into the buildout pot.
In other words, Clearwire is nice to have but not essential to Sprint’s Network Vision.
So you say Sprint can go alone with dish but forgot to explain why. I forgot that dish has enough spectrum for data traffic to last five years. Oh wait they don't, not even close. Good thing you enlightened everyone.
Greyfoxed ..do not let your emotions get the best of you..do you know that Dish did not contest the FCC as of recent for the softbank acquisition ..I
There have to be a reason why?one could be a partnership with sprint and forget about Clwr