Professional Soccer coming to Miami..... Via David and Marcelo...
@OneWorldOneGoal: @marceloclaure @bleacherreport Cool commercial especially Becks speaking Spanish ready for @miami_mls ! @mayorgimenez @tomas_regalado
Sprint needs more low-band radio spectrum, industry analysts say. Sprint has not said if it will take part in a U.S. government auction of airwaves planned for 2016. Local TV stations now control the spectrum.
The Federal Communications Commission on July 16 is expected to approve rules for the Broadcast Incentive Auction. "Sprint has expressed interest but has not committed," said Amy Yong, a Macquarie Capital analyst, in a July 2 report. "SoftBank and potentially other financial partners could purchase spectrum and lease it back to Sprint in an off-balance sheet transaction."
Moody's says the Alibaba stake gives SoftBank financial muscle, despite its debt.
"The (Ba1) rating affirmation reflects our view that, despite high leverage, SoftBank maintains a significant degree of financial flexibility with which to manage its rating, including a high level of surplus cash and the potential to monetize its large and unfettered stake in Alibaba, should it choose," Moody's said in a report.
It's more about bringing profession soccer to the Miami, FL area. It appears Claure and Beckham are working towards that...
Analysts: Sprint's network spending slowing down, but will soon ramp up with densification efforts
Jefferies analysts also see slow network spending at AT&T
July 6, 2015 | By Phil Goldstein
Sprint's (NYSE: S) network spending is slowing down in advance of its announcement of a major new network densification project, but will ramp up later this year and into 2016 and beyond, according to a research note from analysts at investment bank Jefferies.
In a research note, Jefferies analysts George Notter and Norah Kennedy noted that Sprint's project is still in the planning phase. "We've heard different figures regarding the overall size of the project," they wrote, based upon recent conversations with industry contacts. "Regarding timing, deployments under the new program will likely begin in late 2015/early 2016 with the project spanning into 2017 and perhaps later."
Meanwhile, they wrote, "we're told that Sprint's current overlay work with 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz are slowing down materially in advance of the new program. As such, we expect that Sprint's business trends might look slower for the vendors of late."
Becky, this may qualify as Post of the year....Sprint going to zero...$2 dolla moffett upstaged ...
In the next auction, could SB, who owns 80% of S, rightfully bid in some form or fashion and then 'lease' the bought spectrum back to sprint? is that legally possible? rumors about such a strategy are coming about....
Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is the largest U.S. cable operator, providing consumers and businesses with pay-TV, high-speed internet and digital voice (VoIP) services, usually in triple-play packages. The company has around 22.375 million pay-TV subscribers and 22.369 million high-speed internet subscribers as of March 31, 2015.  Additionally, the company also operates the NBCUniversal, which owns the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, cable channels such as USA Network, E!, CNBC, MSNBC, Syfy and Bravo, film studio Universal Studios and theme park business Universal Parks and Resorts.
In this article, we make a case for Comcast acquiring Sprint (NYSE:S) to add wireless services to its business for a quadruple-play bundle. This could help the company compete effectively with the proposed AT&T-DirecTV combination in a market where the boundaries between wireless and cable/online video are blurring. Our price target for Comcast stands at $62, implying a premium of around 10% to the market.
The Sprint Opportunity
Notwithstanding its recent strong performance in the pay-TV and broadband market, Comcast will be at a disadvantage if the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger goes through. The combined entity will be able to offer four bundled services (mobile, fixed-line, broadband and TV) compared to three offered by Comcast. Comcast could respond to this competition by reducing its subscription fees, but this seems highly unlikely considering that its average monthly fee per subscriber has not declined in the last eight years.
Another option for the cable major could be entering the wireless industry and upgrading its triple-play offerings to quadruple-play bundles. With T-Mobile and Dish Network considering a merger, Comcast could look into entering a partnership with Sprint, or even buying out the wireless carrier. In terms of market cap,
The Feds should weigh in on this AT&T-DTV deal real soon....How will Sprint respond?
AT&T obviously see's great benefits in DTV....AT&T has the network to support DTV. Are those synergies being overlooked by Mr Son and his team? Hardly....Sprint will be in the mix this year. The part that is the most intriguing is who will be stepping up.....Who is Mr Son and Nikesh taking to
wow.....Tmus target $72........Charlie, when does your Dish bid go public?
How to Play Cigna, Syngenta, T-Mobile as M&A Heats Up
By Richard Saintvilus 07/03/15 - 07:10 PM EDT
Finally, we have T-Mobile, whose shares have skyrocketed 44% since the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. by market cap, began being courted by Dish Network (DISH). While talks between both companies have been going on for more than a year, this was prior to the agreed-upon merger between AT&T (T) and DirecTV (DTV) -- rivals of both companies.
In others words, with a potentially larger rival on the horizon, there is now some motivation to spur this year-long dance to go beyond just talk. Though the terms of the rumored deal haven't been disclosed, it's in the interest of both Dish and T-Mobile to get something done. And with reports suggesting Dish CEO Charlie Ergen would become chairman of the combined company, while T-Mobile's chief, John Legere preside as CEO, it would seem a plan is already in place.
It seems only a matter of time before these companies tie the knot. So even with the gains T-Mobile has already amassed, investors should hold out for more. Not only does T-Mobile have an average buy rating, the price target was just raised to $46 by Citigroup analyst Michael Rollins. And if T-Mobile does reach its high analyst 12-month price target of $71, this represents 82% gains in the next 12 to 18 months over Thursday's close of $38.97.
becky, can you tell us how a retail trader can short sprint today? if Sprint is going to zero, like your claiming, I want in.
Sprint trending with the crowd....
I wonder how this is going.....
Sprint hints at upcoming network densification strategy using 2.5 GHz spectrum
May 5, 2015 | By Sue Marek
Sprint (NYSE: S) CEO Marcelo Claure said that the company is finalizing plans for a massive densification of its network using the company's 2.5 GHz spectrum. Called the "Sprint Next Generation Network," the plan calls for a balance of small cells and macrocells and promises an improvement to both network speed and capacity.
Speaking on the company's first-quarter earnings call with investors, Claure said that the company has issued a request for proposal from the industry's vendor community and is currently evaluating those proposals. Although he declined to reveal exactly how many small cells and macrocells Sprint is planning to add to its network, he said that the long-term plan will dramatically increase coverage and capacity and over time will include the deployment of Voice over LTE technology. He also said that the new Next Generation Network plan will produce potential cost savings compared to the company's prior Network Vision network modernization plan
Chairman Wheeler at the FCC would be the first to call you a liar.... VZ and AT&T aren't monopolies ....the Feds went out of their way to discourage Sprints attempt to buy Tmus ...the folks that are important and make the rules feel totally opposite of your 'opinion '.