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Sprint Corporation Message Board

  • scarbrobill scarbrobill May 24, 2013 8:50 PM Flag

    Clearwire's spectrum

    Sprint, Softbank and Dish all want Clearwire's spectrum. Wireless needs spectrum. Some estimate the spectrum has a street value of about 30 billion dollars. As Sherlock would say, "The game is afoot". It will not surprise me if Apple or Google do not stick their fingers in the pot before the game is settled.
    AT&T and Verizon are also in need of spectrum. The fun could just be beginning.

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    • A lot of people here are trying to equavalate spectrum that is available for sale on the open market, if there is such a thing, and the spectrum that CLWR which has a 51% owner (Sprint) and is unavailable to ATT and VZ due to their current duopoly. But the fact is the CLWR is already in Sprints grasp and pretending that if the spectrum were at auction as a comparison is just that, pretending , because there is no acution for CLWR spectrum. That leaves very few bidders, as we've seen only DISH bid for minority ownerhsip which was conditional, and they have left that bid for dead and moved on to Sprint to try and get a 2 for 1.

      Sprint is bidding against itself right now, and minority inevstors are holding out for....a fair amount which is......which is what...there are no other bidders, and something is worth only what someone is willing to pay, or in this case what minority holders are able to force! That is where this is at and will most likely come to a conclusion soon after an increased bid which pays off minority holders because they have Leverage, not because the offer will be based on some sort of valuation. If you believe its about valuation you're a fool. This is about minority owners having leverage against a single bidder and nothing else!!!

      There will likely be no get rich increase ro the offer, but enough to help some like Spok reduce his losses.
      Best advice is to determine who will own Sprint and there is where the money will be made if you wait 18-24 months.

      Anyone really believe Spoks cost averge is under 2$ and that he has way more thatn he wants because he was corced to cost average down, but he hasnt sold any at $3.40 for a gigantic profit from iphis fake $2 cost average,....think about that when you read his posts, he's desperate and still talks sometimes of CLWR as its own entity going forward....things that make you go hmmm.

      • 3 Replies to bobbig986
      • "equavalate" - are you kidding me? You make up words like you make up facts. Must be a wonderful skill to have. When in doubt, just make it up.

      • bobbiig: who is the heck is Spoks, and what is $2 and $3.40? And what does any of that have to do with S/SB? You lost me...

      • Good post.

        Spectrum is the world's most highly regulated and varied natural resource. The public tends to think of spectrum as being equal... a matter of having so much of it (bandwidth), that is used like the air around them. Wireless spectrum varies from the low frequencies that travel up to several times farther and bend around and pass through obstacles to the multiple gigahertz bands that are more like light waves in travel in a straight line and being absorbed or reflected by the environment and objects in it.

        The 2.6GHz IMT-E, IMT expansion band, has long been the Rodney Dangerfield of mobile spectrum. Ten years ago it was considered too high in frequency to be used directly for mobile applications. Similar to nearby 2.4GHz WiFi band, it is still considered more appropriately used in conjunction with other bands or as a 'first mile' to local area connectivity band. When its stretched for use over longer distances, such as the 2+ miles distance common among Clearwire macrocell base stations, gaps in coverage are inevitable. The 'smart antenna' MIMO-AAS technologies greatly remedy the coverage. However, that does not change the basic laws of physics: foliage, topography, buildings, weather conditions, all have an impact similar to the experience of WiFi which uses many of the same technologies. WiMAX and the more advanced LTE is designed for a wider range of use, particularly for longer ranges than WiFi, however, in the 2GHz frequencies suffers from the same limitations.

        So why do investors think its all the same? Greed and willful ignorance maybe?

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