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greekmonster101 49 posts  |  Last Activity: 23 hours ago Member since: Feb 7, 2014
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    If AT&T-DTV deal is allowed to happen...

    by mr_whigglee Apr 24, 2015 7:06 PM
    greekmonster101 greekmonster101 23 hours ago Flag

    Dish and Sprint would seem an inevitability......a lot of this I think has to do with being able to gear up OTT video.....ie. getting the timing right on the acceleration of cord cutting, which is now happening.....because when better ala carte offerings, slim bundles, various OTT offerings expand, it will play havoc with the traditional models used by Dish, Cable companies, Fios......that's it, the content packages will just fall apart...they are only held in place now by inertia...and by the fact there are contracts in place......certain content can't just be offered willy nilly everywhere....rights are negotiated for.....

  • Most would do well to understand Content, OTT Video, Cable program bundling...the trends in these are picking up...cord cutting is about to go mainstream.....more and more people are dumping high-priced cable packages...and going with over the air hi-def broadcast TV...plus using streaming devices...where they get Netflix etc.....TiVo just came out with a DVR for OTA (over the air) for instance......the bundle WILL break up......people are realizing they don't need to pay cable companies $200+ dollars a month to get the content they want...

    If you understand this trend and it's components you then will see why content and means to deliver OTT video is where the future is at ...and why Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum is so very valuable.......

    Some possibilities:

    1) a splashy deal Sprint/Dish, using 2.5 to deliver fixed wireless broadband, OTT video, cross selling and multi-service deals

    2) SB gets in the content business, this provides a cornerstone for content delivery, brings synergies/leverage in various ways in future partnership negotiations and synergies in delivery of OTT video

    By the way, the Comcast deal falling apart is good for the above, it means less concentrated power in cable, which means less control by cable over content providers....ie. the demise of the cable content bundle is closer.....

    Think of it this way, internet, TV, phone, wireless phone, it's all the same thing, it's just connectivity....so here's the kicker...Sprint is already selling a customer connectivity, how much in SB/Sprint's interest is it to expand to connectivity of TV, home phone, broadband, other connected devices.......and even offering content.....all of that is the big piece of the pie they are not getting...and yet CAN get with the latest developments in tech applied to the deep pipes of 2.5GHz, plus facility/access/ownership/rights in content delivery ........

    The FUTURE is closer than you think.....

  • DAYTON, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE), April 24, 2015 - Sprint today announced that its Dayton, Ohio network received a 1st place ranking for fastest mobile network and shared 1st place rankings in overall, reliability, data, and call network performance, as well as a 1st place outright win in text.

    Network getting better all the time.....

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    Faber is more and more a Big Telecom Shill

    by greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 9:14 AM
    greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 12:46 PM Flag

    team rep, we're still working on the question of you talking about what Masa Son is paying YOU...you claim to be paid by him to be a "chaser"...please explain yourself...was that a lie?

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    Google Has Had A Busy 3 Months......

    by mr_whigglee Apr 24, 2015 9:49 AM
    greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 10:19 AM Flag

    ..this google deal is high margin business for Sprint and TMUS

  • greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 10:16 AM Flag

    the thing about these auctions, it has everything to do with the rules they set up for them...Claure discussed this in a recent conference...Sprint is not going to overpay....Sprint has options...including trading some 2.5 which is getting more valuable all the time due to new technology which makes it more efficient.....it really is about the rules for the auction.....there has to be provision for the smaller guys or the smaller guys won't participate

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    CNBC motives have to be questioned

    by greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 9:26 AM
    greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 9:39 AM Flag

    right, even MORE to my point...Comcast makes money on content package bundles....anyone who wants to de-bundle is an enemy....for example if Sprint/Dish were to offer ala carte programing (note the 3 fixed wireless broadband trials ongoing) ....note Dish and VZ are already starting to offer the slimmed down bundles..... note the objections to VZ doing this....... all this threatens Comcast's model.......and yet would be welcomed by Sprint......who knows, Sprint may have a whole big plan in this area....remember 2.5GHz is "tailor-made" for OTT video as Ergen said ......

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    Faber is more and more a Big Telecom Shill

    by greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 9:14 AM
    greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 9:30 AM Flag

    right...which is clearly ludicrous based on any number of points of fact and logic......and Faber presented it as a drive-by bash....no fact, no source, no logic....very poor reporting...the SEC in fact should take note where reporters spread innuendo and rumor......what he just said is clear rumormongering.....

  • greekmonster101 by greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 9:26 AM Flag

    ...if cable content package de-bundling continues to gain momentum....fueled in part by so-called cord cutters using Roku etc, and content providers such as Netflix....a trend that would clearly be welcomed by Sprint since Sprint has the greatest capability via 2.5GHz of delivering OTT content wirelessly......THAT does not align with CNBC's interests.....a channel such as CNBC relies on being included in all these bundles...all these deal for inclusion are negotiated....if that model breaks up....it's a whole new ballgame.....

    I would question some of CNBC's recent reporting...as it appears biased.......

  • Some of his comments lately on CNBC on Sprint have been just jabs that are unsubstantiated by fact....shame on you CNBC and Faber for injecting your bias, trying to make news instead of reporting it in a professional and factual way...taking pot shots at companies sans fact is not excused by some misguided notion that it has "entertainment value"....same goes for Cramer who has taken personal bias shots at companies such as TWC this morning...... I've been watching Bloomberg more and more.....better, more informed, more factual......

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    Short Best Buy

    by lateralhire Apr 24, 2015 8:06 AM
    greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 9:06 AM Flag

    that's an interesting point.....one certainly wonders what scalability and partnerships might be envisioned in adding 1400 stores and the Direct 2 You program......connected gadgets, the internet of things, autonomous computing (Robot).....plus the needed service and ecosystem.....all could be part of a big picture plan.....

  • greekmonster101 by greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 9:01 AM Flag

    CEO of Comcast on CNBC this morning...lot of interesting comments...did you notice how the discussion over TV package bundles is heating up.....this has important ramifications for Sprint....and perhaps provides some insight as to what direction Son/SB/Sprint/Claure would want to go.....

    Now, we also have to wonder about AT&T/D-TV......this FCC is a tough sell....

  • greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 24, 2015 8:57 AM Flag

    hmmmmm, you're saying.....liar, paid to post, delusional......not mutually exclusive.....good point.....and in this instance so observably true

  • greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 23, 2015 7:34 PM Flag

    ...Sprint doesn't have to fight that fight.....I think Son is likely to do another splashy deal .....content is King.....Son would not run into the same FCC resistance if doing a content deal or something else in communications not telecom specific.... then maybe 2016, a Republican FCC would let Sprint/TMUS happen....everything is converging....you have to look at it from that perspective......

  • greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 23, 2015 5:43 PM Flag

    whigg, some media is reporting that the deal is now off....from my view that's good for Sprint...anything that takes power away from cable, away from their ability to control distribution of content..ie. keep content bundles together...is good for Sprint better utilizing 2.5 such as in deals with Dish or others.....maybe some content deals......on the other hand you have to wonder if SB might see this as a consolidation opportunity......interesting development

  • greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 23, 2015 9:22 AM Flag

    are you so lazy you can't find a video or do research...do you want me to Google it for you.....no wonder you're so clueless

  • greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 23, 2015 9:20 AM Flag

    Team Rep apparently has replaced jugs as the most active crackpot basher...personally I thought jugs was more effective as a crackpot basher since he was able to communicate an idea in a few sentences as opposed to team rep who can't say anything under 3 paragraphs stuffed with nonsense and stilted prose...boring...and useless......

    ...both of course spread ALOT of misinformation...so read at your own risk.....TR has a habit of using some fact then sneaks in a piece of TOTAL misinformation.....Jugs was also more creative in his misinformation.....TR is just dull...if TR's boss-man is reading, I would suggest bringing jugs back, TR is just not read by anyone.....just tryin' to help

  • greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 23, 2015 8:57 AM Flag

    ..there was a WSJ video piece out on this.....the author noting what high margin business this is for Sprint and TMUS.......

  • greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 23, 2015 8:54 AM Flag

    this thread really bottom lines it ....as to value.....

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    Relevant versus irrelevant

    by greekmonster101 Mar 29, 2015 11:53 AM
    greekmonster101 greekmonster101 Apr 23, 2015 8:53 AM Flag

    there ongoing relevance of the massive value of 2.5GHz spectrum....the BIG question of course is what is Sprint going to do with that value...how to use....it's an interesting/good problem to have.....last comment from Claure was they recognize the value....and are looking at their options.....bashers love this with THIS away....discount it......sorry bashers, the value is there

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