Moosejug.... Sprint dropped 20% right after that hit piece came out.... Moffett rules ...
1. Confirmed: T-Mobile to launch unlicensed LTE at 5 GHz, possibly next year
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It looks as though T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) will be one of the first carriers using License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz spectrum band, possibly as early as next year.
That plan emerged earlier this week in a report by Macquarie Research analysts Kevin Smithen and Will Clayton reassuring investors about T-Mobile's future network capacity. They said that after having met with T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, they expect T-Mobile will use LAA "extensively on the 500 MHz of 5 GHz spectrum, with handsets becoming available at the end of 2015."
A spokesperson at T-Mobile confirmed the plan to use 5 GHz unlicensed technology to FierceWirelessTech, although the timing remains unclear. "Unlicensed LTE is emerging as a promising technology and it is complementary to Wi-Fi and compatible with VoLTE," the company said in an emailed statement. "This new form of LTE, once matured, will enable utilization of the 5 GHz unlicensed bands. As Neville has spoken to previously, we are always looking at different technologies to bring additional benefits to our customers and this is more of the same."
Ovum analyst Daryl Schoolar, a Fierce contributor, said he was not surprised to hear of T-Mobile's plans to use LAA at 5 GHz given its spectrum position compared with other operators. It's worth noting as well that the industry's move to use LTE in the unlicensed 5 GHz band, backed by some of the industry's biggest vendors, has developed on a faster pace than is typical for new technologies. "It's accelerating very quickly," he said.
LAA-LTE is expected to be deployed mainly in small cells. Schoolar said he would expect commercial products likely to be ready for deployment by the fourth quarter of next year. The extra boost that unlicensed 5 GHz can provide is attractive for operators. "It's like doing your laundry and finding a $50 bill in it
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Is Chinese E-commerce Giant Alibaba Setting Up For New Run?
Today we'll check in on Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), which had the largest IPO ever back in September.
Already China's dominant player in the online and mobile retail space, Alibaba has also been taking a large slice of the worldwide online advertising pie. As IBD pointed out this week, Alibaba is now No. 3, behind Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), in terms of mobile ad revenue. It's expected to capture 6.2% of all mobile ad dollars this year, up from just 1.6% in 2013.
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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) -NYSE Watchlist
110.42 Up 1.40(1.28%) 9:53AM EST - Nasdaq Real Time Price
Forbes article dated 6-5-1997.....how ironic.....
Cuba-U.S. relations may be icy, but U.S.-based Sprint has been allowed to provide the island nation with Internet access.
Larry McDonnell, a Sprint spokesperson, says the Kansas City-based telecom company is renting Cuba a dedicated line via its Global One network, so that the official Cuban government ISP can hook into the Sprint U.S. network.
Before the hardline Helms-Burton law passed last year, Congress implemented the Cuba Democracy Act in 1992 to prevent Cuba from completely losing its communications capabilities. The intent of the act was to open up communications in the hope that Cuban society would follow.
Sprint is swimming in murky waters, because Helms-Burton prohibits U.S. (and foreign) companies from doing business on land expropriated from U.S. citizens after the Cuban revolution.
“The telephone system definitely falls under the category of ‘expropriated’,” says Dan Fisk, a staff member at the Committee of Foreign Relations who worked extensively on Helms-Burton.
The Democracy Act allows the company to provide a line, but not to set up an official joint venture. This means that Sprint can’t officially join up with Etecsa, the Cuba national phone company, but at least it has a foot in the door should relations thaw.
progress seems to be being made here.....
As for LTE, we now offer 4G service in 552 markets covering more than 260 million people. This is mostly with LTE 1.9 GHz and we are working to add more LTE coverage and capacity with LTE 800 MHz and LTE 2.5 GHz. Today we're excited to announce that customers in 16 new markets including Charlotte, North Carolina, and Indianapolis, Indiana, will benefit from super-fast LTE data speeds running on our 2.5 GHz spectrum. This brings our total number of LTE 2.5 GHz markets to 62 covering more than 100 million people."
•"With a new, more agile network organization in place, leadership from Junichi Miyakawa andStephen Bye, and the support of the network experts at SoftBank, we move into 2015 with a strong team and clear priorities."
•"In the year ahead we will continue to expand our 2.5 GHz LTE coverage in cities around the country, prioritizing areas where we have the highest usage and capacity demands. Our engineers will also continue the LTE 800 MHz build, crucial to providing great coverage to our customers (especially indoors). Today we're halfway there, and we expect to be substantially complete with our LTE 800 MHz build by the end of 2015 in markets where the spectrum is available."
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by whadda_u_know • 1 hour 23 minutes ago
Nasdaq short interest reporting as of 11-28-14....
Short sellers have been right about Sprint for most of 2014, but with a short interest ratio of 15.22, it would take more than three weeks of buying for shorts to exit their bets against this stock. That makes it a prime short squeeze candidate, even if it's one you should own a smaller piece of..
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Moody's probably didn't connect the dots;
Mothership SoftBank.... Who we all know owns 80% of S and the master himself holds a 34% stake in BABA , who btw is up a astounding 20% since the IPO ...Sprint is in good hands...
Rating Action: Moody's downgrades Sprint's CFR to B1 with negative outlook
Global Credit Research - 17 Dec 2014
New York, December 17, 2014 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") downgraded several ratings of Sprint Corporation ("Sprint" or "the company") including the company's Corporate Family Rating ("CFR") to B1 from Ba3, the company's Probability of Default Rating ("PDR") to B1-PD from Ba3-PD, Sprint's senior unsecured rating to B2 from B1 and lowered the company's Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating to SGL-3 from SGL-1. Moody's also assigned a Ba1 rating to Sprint's existing $3.3 billion revolving credit facility. Today's rating action reflects our expectation that intense competitive challenges and Sprint's limited ability to respond effectively will lead to a sustained period of very weak earnings and cash flow. Consequently, leverage is likely to increase, which when coupled with negative pressure on cash flow from installment billing plans and its phone leasing option, is expected to lead to a steady deterioration in Sprint's liquidity position. Sprint's rating outlook is negative reflecting what we believe to be limited ability to reverse current trends in the foreseeable future.