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  • mikeywalson mikeywalson Jul 14, 2012 10:00 PM Flag

    Metro's Problem

    You fool.. 4g is 5x spectrally efficient than 3 g... they will have more than enough spectrum for a complete 4g experience (volte)....they only have 10 mln clients .. 25 mhz of spectrum vs 110 at VZ ... how many clients does VZ have to handle?? Plus, what would happen when PCS acquires more spectrum?? Or, better yet, when PCS is bought for their spectrum which is valued at $2.4 bln...

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    • No. Actually They don't. That's why they are so desperately seeking spectrum. And where do you think they are going to get this magical spectrum from? A government auction? Yes. And who will they be bidding against? VZ and T, which can pony up billions. While 4G is more spectrally efficient, it also leads to users using much more bandwidth to stream youtube/netflix and other data hogging apps. Without more spectrum, they can't compete. And to get more spectrum, they will have to spend billions. Billions of additionaly debt, which is usually bad for the equity holders.