I've been in several mountainous areas in the past couple months and AT&T's service was DOA while Verizon was great. AT&T isn't any better than TMUS when it comes to remote locations.
Klown author. Small cells will cut the need for FTTP.....although AT&T JUST COMMITTED full fiber to the premise for 12.5 million in order to get approval for DTV purchase. Doesn't look to me like there is a decreased.... incumbent operators will deploy or new competition operating under Title II's common utility can now much more easily deploy new infrastructure. Google and others lurking in the shadows. ....small cell wireless technology is also cheaper than full fiber. Go back to the drawing board klown.
Stephenson has some hair-dying tips...but I'm not so sure you should take tips from that blind klown.
Gypsy, "VZ is now deploying Hybrid fiber /power or FTTA cables. ...most towers still have RF COAX" ....just as I posted.....and do you think they will bother running through the ILEC's C.O. they no longer own? Not. They aren't going to bother. VZ sold the local but they will carry their own line away so they don't have to pay wholesale fees. The 5G design/template is going to eliminate the need for C.O.s and final mile fixed line. VZ is unloading assets that will be redundant under 5G design. With small cells and their own fiber carrying to an interchange there is no real need for access to an ILECs (now Frontier) local switches. Sure, it is a longer loop IF it is a local cell to POTS customer call but keeps VZ from having to route through a local C.O. switch.
Small cell deployment begins as their capabilities explode. Huawei's has a new model rolling out commercial production in 2016 that brings Gbps speeds hosting big numbers on a single cell. Samsung and Ericsson bringing developing competitive small cells as well......and the sleeper appears to be Google who is currently running small cell millimeter wave spectrum tests under FCC authorization. 5G is going to kill the need for local fixed line beyond macro and small cell towers.
"yes" over on the VOD message board. LOL He topped off with additional VOD purchase on the recent dump with a trigger price of 210p. He will be handsomely rewarded in due time.
.....same 'Magic 8 Ball' used by those involved in the AOL-Time Warner deal...... A 'Magic 8 Ball' appears to be used also by the blind squirrel at the helm of AT&T for his decision making.
Brutal market. Babies getting thrown out with bath water soon. Some yields in the market getting rather attractive but in T's case it is fools' gold.
Looks like VZ just rolled out a product that can connect 150 million EXISTING cars on the road today...... to a better network than AT&T's which is getting capex cuts.
....and when their market barrier in TV bundling collapses (just as AOL's did) with broadband expands that sector to OTT competition that dividend could be at serious risk let alone the share price taking a hit.
He is indeed a klown but even a blind squirrel finds the right nut once in awhile. Cramer finally figured it out that T bought a bad nut in DTV that will soon rot as bandwidth expands and OTT with it while also buying into a capex black hole in Mexico. Even the blind squirrel Stephenson had a good nut in VOD but fumbled and dropped it only to pick up a soon to be rotten nut in DTV.
VZ may have a good chunk of debt but it was on the back of new cash flows that will pay for most of the acquisition in the first five years. VZ knew the books of the acquisition because it was their own 45% of VZ Wireless they bought off of VOD. VZ will be flush in a few more years.
Just what AOL-Time Warner was claiming with that merger. Nearly 70% of M&A's don't hit their claimed synergies.
A lot of similarities to AOL-Time Warner deal. Claiming of cross selling strategy etc. just as very significant broadband capacity expansion set to take place that ruins market barriers. Dial up was trumped by scales deployment of DSL which killed AOL market barrier. DSL is about to be trumped by scaled deployment of G.fast, DOCSIS 3.1, LTE-A and 5G on the back of new small cell wireless technology. Bandwidth expansion opens the pay TV bundler field to new competition and that is what will happen to DTV. Strange it was Disney getting taken to woodshed when they disclosed the cord cutting may lead to Disney using a direct to consumer offering. Bundlers like DTV and DISH stand to lose the most as inferior delivery.
Even then one might consider waiting until the head klown is gone. Dead money since Stephenson took the helm.
No mislead. AT&T Revises Financial Risk to Significant. Hello captain obvious as AT&T committed nearly a total of $90B in order to get the DTV deal completed when DTV's pay TV bundler market is at the precipice of losing its market barrier. There is nothing misleading about S&P changing T's financial risk to significant. Where is the mislead? Current rating overall remains but their is a raised concern as Stephenson leverages up the company to buy a company in the middle of a market that is at the beginning to lose its competitive barrier.
Double LOL LOL.... Market barrier for TV is collapsing and T piles up a lot of debt to buy DTV at a market peak.
That is apparent since you use multiple IDs and spoof others.
Keep inserting foot silly klown. Entertainment. Classic klown move making fun of okies with hair dye given that is a Stephenson description to a "T". It would be interesting to see if any AT&T dignitaries might be on that klown list using Ashley Madison. Maybe the board of directors and the head klown can ignore that as much as claimed they did with Aaron Slater in the discrimination lawsuit filing.