The new Director that ELNK added to the BOD has Clearwire and Eagle River credentials. This further validates that ELNK is moving successfully to the mobile cloud. Eagle River made a huge amount of cash from the sale of their Clearwire assets to Sprint just a few months ago.
ELNK has a relationship with Sprint. All that is missing is the announcement of expanded service to super fast TD-LTE. TBD
It is my educated guess that ELNK will be offering the new iPads to be announced on Oct 22. They will be designed for Business users. ELNK will use the Sprint/Clearwire TD-LTE network for over-the-top connection that will also be twice as fast as DSL or a Cable connection.
McRed's post is in the dust. My prediction will be shown true or false by this time next week.
There was an article released that indicated that the new 5s and 5c iPhones do not make use of the Clearwire 2.5 spectrum. That seemed odd to me. I found the following recent article that may provide some insight into how S can use the Clearwire spectrum in crowded urban areas while the expansion of 2.5 is rolled out to the other 34,000 S towers. The article also has a list of cities where 2.5 is available.
Band 34 is a TD-LTE option on the new iphones.
"Sprint also has another unusual benefit to its LTE TDD network deployment. In areas where Sprint’s LTE TDD network has usable channels in the middle of the 2.5GHz band, it can also use a little-known feature called “multiple frequency band indicator” to allow LTE TDD devices that use LTE band 38 (an alternate subset 2.5GHz TDD band class designed to permit both LTE FDD and LTE TDD operations on 2.5GHz) onto its network. LTE band 38 is used in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and soon Canada. The device ecosystem is expected to be quite large"
I have an educated guess that Appl will soon announce a 'dumb' iPad that will use the cloud for processing and the device for receiving and displaying the results only. It should be much lighter, longer battery life, and very cheap. Put a finger print scanner and a wireless keyboard on it and it becomes a replacement for a business desktop. If the device is lost, there is no data stored on it -- a plus for security. It can also be tethered to the iPhone or home or business WyFy to reduce the need for duplicate contracts with mobile service provides.
The 4% rally today is related to Softbank (the Japanese company that bought Sprint/Clearwire). Softbank is building Data Centers in Japan to work with their LTE-Advanced network.
They are going to want something similar in the USA with their Sprint/Clearwire LTE-Advanced network that is still being built. ELNK already has an agreement with Sprint/Clearwire to carry their upgraded device on their upgraded network.
The specific news item today is that Softbank will soon have new money related to the sale of its stake in a Chinese internet company. With new money, they get to compliment their cellular network services with IT services for business which will lead to more users on its network which uses their upgraded LTE-Advanced resources which brings in money for everyone.