Sprint, Dr Saw were being challenged since their WiMAX pre-4G mobile version as a top-down macrocell network failed to deliver the seamless coverage that would result in achieving the large numbers of subscribers needed to deliver a ROI. If a network design returns losses year after year, it fails to perform competitively, the basic requirement for staying in this business.
This is not a new development. In fact, Sprint has been struggling to overcome the losses racked up over the preceding six plus years. The problem remains that incremental changes have not delivered the leap forward in results needed.
This can be made very simple for investors to understand and watch for: Sprint must do something that leads to high ROI for new capex investments because both current debt must be whittled down and ability to spend for new stages of capacity and services must be established. Otherwise, Sprint will either shrink in the face of expanded video and capacity competition or will be required to seek equity dilution. The amount of money left to borrow, if current trends are not radially improved upon, will not afford such things as acquiring and building upon 600MHz spectrum, expanding R-RAN from selected metro areas to the broader coverage footprint S serves, or delivering a competitive video service offering.
That has been the story for years. It is what has frustrated Masa Son. It may be at least part of the reason Son is stepping down as CEO of Softbank and chair of Yahoo! Japan and why SB says it will pursue Internet services to grow the company going forward.
Sprint needs more than doing what they have been doing with patches applied to select areas of coverage.
Until S/Claure announce "Next Generation Network" that includes how it will be to a scale that ramps S's competitive position AND how it will be paid for, S looks like a formula for stagnation at best imo.
I say follow the evidence. You say to trust in fairy tales.
It does not matter what you say.. that used to be entertaining. Like many fairy tales, Parkervision's story could convey what is happening in the 'real world' in a way that is seldom exposed without the vehicle to pierce behind the perceptions of how technology, legal and business processes actually work. You have continued to mislead on every one of these issues. Those who are characters in the fairy dust world of their own making seldom understand that they are just characters in a plot that is not real.
"There is no new theory".. you keep saying things like this but that is not what the courts have determined. Who are you selling your theories of alternate reality in which you, JP/Parkervision and others get to dispense with court decisions or challenges to your fabricated theory(ies)?
I still find what you post amusing... or, rather, pathetically amusing.
Now FrankenTampa, sorry but just imagining things in your own head has not made things so.. at least ont on this brane universe. Yea, you have been right on so many things. The problem is that on this brane universe judges in courts require evidence to support the theories actually used in the legal proceedings, not those concocted by you or as suggested by Parkervision to cover up the fact that you/PV has no evidence.
I guess the opposite things are happening on your brane universe world than this one... on this planet we call earth in courts in a country we call the USA.
Once you make your fortune on your brane, you can cash in your winnings through your String Theory Broker. Good luck.
Once again you make claims you consistently fail to support with evidence. You are not on trial, Parkervision's lack of evidence is on appeal after being ruled inadequate to prove any theory of energy transfer sampling.
"Traditional mixers don't sample, don't run at 50% DC, and don't have low impedance loads. Why that may be true from a practical sense, it is only because although prior art has disclosed 50% duty cycle and low impedance loads, shorter/different DC and impedances are used.
QC's downconverter samples carrier energy, integrates it over apertures in a storage device generating the baseband and transferring it to the load." This statement only describes one part of a process that is alleged to occur. Everyone admits that the mixer produces the baseband at its output, thus that part of the alleged process is proven in the case. CAFC judges made it clear they will not hear new theories of operation or testimony that re-tries the case. Parkervision failed to show how any theory of operation transfer energy from any capacitor to form or help form the baseband signal.
Your failure to fill in the evidence is blatant.
"Go tell it to the judge"
There is speculation in the media and web boards in the past but there is nothing said by Legere, Ergen/DISH, or the major cable companies that would indicate serious negotiations are taking place. The 'news' headlines are often wrong: one out today or yesterday said TMUS was down due to an analyst downgrade, mentioning that a deal for DISH to acquire T-Mobile is being discounted. However, the knumbskull analyst was puffing smoke about a merger in the first place... speculation based on statements by the parent company's CEO which was simply repeating the 5 year old message that they would like to sell their stake in the US. What is funny is the headlines proved wrong.. the stock went up after a small pull back earlier in the day. I think some ANALysts read the stock tape and write articles based on what has happened... hoping to be proven right after the fact. This time it looks like they are caught flat footed.
However, I do think TMUS has reached a level where upside gains from here may be limited until more results or events add to the story.
FrankenTampa (current on the brain-dead PV corpse in hopes of revival) has gone round-and-round with you, me and others - failing ever to show the proof that both Judge Dalton requested and CAFC recently questioned. You will never resolve this with tampa except by the appeal being turned down. Even then, FrankenTampa is likely to claim that the courts are being paid off by Qualcomm, or he is more knowledgeable than they, or they made a profound blunder. He might even suggest PRKR will revive on the second trial. Therefore, even after CAFC rules against PRKR FrankenTampa will keep throwing up PV
s or his own concocted theories while refusing to provide reasonable proof. FT has repeated many mis-statements (lies) in hopes that if he says them often enough others will believe them. In the past others have taken up his distortions/lies about the case: That PV had proven carrier energy sampling. That Qualcomm did not present a (any) case on non-infringement. That the jury can rely on PV's expert witness testimony despite lack of empirical evidence. That Qualcomm prevents PRKR from selling products or licenses. And others that you have pointed out.
The average person who might happen on PRKR for the first time or with little prior knowledge might be snookered by FrankenTampa. However, what does it really matter what the guy says since he hardly ever says the truth now that the courts have gone against and the evidence and odds have stacked up PV?
What do the IPR review documents say? What does the IPR process mean for the next trial (if it goes forward)? Now that PV is losing in court, what are their chances to sell products or licenses?
These are some of the things worth discussing imo... not FrankenTampa's latest hacking together of dead body parts.
Whether Sprint continues to sell through Costco or not makes only a very small difference. A statement of an individual talked to someone at Costco is just a rumor until it is confirmed anyway.
Words have meaning: What words mean to you, Parkervision, various lawyers .. the importance of words depends on the context. In the context of this web board, FUD has marshaled logical, evidence supported posts that have proven to be true from the context of court decisions. FrankenTampa has put forward many posts about imaginary theories. If the courts, the only arbitrators of 'truth'/legal issues that matter, had bought into FrankenTampa's theories of current-on-the-brain imaginary circuit operation, then his derogatory statements about FUD, MF, Qualcomm, myself or other statements might mean something. It should be obvious to a person of adolescent intelligence that FrankenTampa has swung and struck out repeatedly. Has he or PRKR ever scored a hit. Except for the short lived 'storyline case' smoosing of hte jury, PV and FrankenTampa are total losers.
Before PV sued Qualcomm I thought they were most likely to go after small companies. That is what is often done by individual inventors and small companies because a) the cost of litigation is much lower, b) the strategy includes building up a list of licensees who have succumbed to the threat of a lawsuit. That establishes something of a commercial precedent that helps to impress larger firms, judges and juries. It also can build a case for sale of the stock to investors and build up an experienced legal team.
Other strategies that I have seen work: 1. Offer a limited time low royalty rate. This might end up being what or more than the firm would get after costs of litigation are considered. 2. Offer a 'master license' arrangement for each field of application. I used this myself in patent license agreements. This offers the master licensor the right subject to first action, to license the patents and negotiate support from the inventor for a 50:50 (or other) share of the revenues on an ongoing basis. The better the technology or more intimidating it can be posited, the better this can work. For instance, that may have had Qualcomm taking a master license and then sub-licensing to Samsung, Mediatek, etc. However, since Q holds a large share of the business and would have found PV's tech worthless, the deal might have been engaged due to 'storyline factor' and then gone on to net little to no revenue... in other words, the same outcome.
Yea, hopefully for those who sell bogus tech stocks.
The results are what matter to investors.. not stock board posts. Your advocacy of Parkerscamavision has shown results: anyone who bought the stock lost money.
If Sprintsuperhyper, keeps posting at this rate, S will be at 3 by summer! ; ^) ... every 100 posts between super and mr whigglee is delivering results of.. what a second, its not impacting the stock... maybe real investors don't read this board for old news and hard cast opinions.
"65% yr over yr growth.. golly, I can see that in the numbers... sales shooting up and S is profitable. When I read the financial statements here on Bizarro World, Sprint stock looks great... up, up , up. On your planet, Earth is it? S looks the same but its upside down."
That is almost meaningless: Peak speeds of 1.2Gbps are expected using LTE-Advanced in aggregated multiple-carrier networks. So what? Raw technology has never been Sprint's problem. Or, put another way, "How is Sprint going to deploy a network that achieves the demonstrated higher performance?"
How does the demonstrated equipment achieve 256 QAM? That is only possible if the network achieves high signal level to the user.. or, more correctly, high SNR, signal to noise ratio. Most people are now familiar with WiFi performance: if you are close to or otherwise have a strong signal between you devices and your WiFi router, the bandwidth is high. With the new 802.11ac devices, it can be up to about 1.2Gbps. However, if your device has 2+ walls and a hundred feet to the router, the bandwidth drops off dramatically and reliability and quality of videos etc. deteriorates. Why is that? BEcause if the signal level is high, the devices shift to a high modulation rate such as 64 QAM or 256 QAM in the latest AC standard... just like the LTE standard. That increases bandwidth exponentially. But what if you can't afford to buy a new .11ac router or a second router to cover the second floor or opposite end of area? You know what happens. The bandwidth at the far reaches sucks. Sprintsy wintsy cannot afford to expand the high peak coverage across the country without some form of new funding.
"Naw, we own the stock and want suckers to buy it from us at a higher price... so lets label this post as "basher" and keep posting about peak values Ericsson, Nokia, Huawie (who does not supply S), and other stuff."
Pump, pump, pump, pump that booty, pump that booty
Sorry for the way I often post... dijointed at times because I start a post, go do something of value, then come back to it to get the darn thing finished.. I don't try to proof read much.. take it or leave it.
This case is exemplary. It is like a supreme 'case study' used in masters and PhD degree programs that enable exploration of not just the vehicle at hand, Parkervision, but the entire system of laws, technology development, the stock market and how the selling of stocks to the public works for good and for bad, etc. Simpy put, this company interests people beyond the now small amount of money in the stock. For me that is not even the issue: I have never owned or shorted PRKR. However, it has been a marvelous way to understand small tech stocks play out in the market, of interest to me because I am very concerned about how functional the stock market is for companies that have real technology or business innovations... that is the root of how well everything in technology formation works. If the PTO is corruptible, which I long believe it certainly has been, and the stock market is corruptible, which is abundantly clear to anyone with 1/4 of a physical brain, (always has been because it is selling paper future value for cold hard cash).
What have those of us who have followed PRKR learned? We haven't learned much about technology because Parkervision did not create anything beyond the prior art. There are no advances in products, not even Parkervision's own circuits or former WiFi product have sold more than a token amount. PV has not licensed the technology or sold consulting agreements.. in fact the company has paid for their role in 'partnerships' that resulted in spending (losses) of shareholder's money rather than revenues or profits.
I have followed patents, standards groups and how companies interact in IPR, Intellectual Property Rights, ie. patent licensing, and a few public companies like PRKR. Each provides different ways to 'peel the onion'.
Some of use followed the patent landscape and saw what was occurring: both rapid evolution of technologies, or rather, 'systems of technologies', but also that Congress was siphoning away funding of the PTO to the point that patent examiners were woefully overworked. And we saw that PTO had, over many decades, become a mill for patent attorneys: Pass the bar, work for PTO for a few years to 'learn the system' and then go to work as a patent attorney. Nothing is wrong with that except the combination of being underfunded and overworked leads to rapid turnover, depleting PTO of seasoned experts in each segment of technology. And that is a formula for abuse at the hands of the graduates of the system. Along with that, proven methods developed to scam the system: pack patents with an overburden of citations that overwhelms the already overworked examiners. Parkervision's patent applications included press releases without any reasonable connection to the patents... throw it in there.. why not include the kitchen sink... get the examiner back on his heels under the pressure of keeping up with his job of reviewing XX number of patents per month. Then use new terms to describe prior art and leave the mechanisms for carrying out the method of the alleged invention vague. CAFC didn't buy it: they asked how the carrier wave energy transfer method produces the baseband signal... all PV can come up with is fairy dust explanations: combine the (clocking) of LO with carrier in a capacitor and out comes the baseband... and somehow that works with the mixer without decreasing SNR.
Parkervision goes further in its response to IPR testimony: their esteemed expert has the gall to propose a model that produces extraordinary gains in SNBR over what he says is modeled prior art. Too bad that the model he uses does not show energy accumulation.. is shows a S&H undifferentiated from prior art. His arguments over values is demeaning of the art.
Hype, hype, hype, hype that booty, hype that booty... "I own the stock (have stock to sell) and so want to talk about past articles rather than the here and now. If you don't agree with my hype, you are a 'basher'... we only want dumb tarts to post and read this board."
Sprint has held, either directly or through Clearwire, 2.5-2.6GHz spectrum over the past 18 years. The results of having that spectrum show up in sub counts, revenue, profit/losses.. ie. its not something new. Pedestrian magazines like PC Mag get lots of things wrong.. they are pablum for the masses. That information has its place. However, how accurate or timely is it? The tone of the article was that Sprint has value locked up in the spectrum. Someone reading that might have bought Sprint (S) thinking it was bound to go up. Instead, it has gone/stayed down.
Why bring up all these old articles now? Is that because you don't want to face up to the situation or do not understand how things are likely to unfold or just like talking about the past because it offered hope for the future? Since that article, a) AWS auction took place with ~60Mhz of mid-band 'broadband mobile' spectrum that will be put online over the next ~3 years. The FCC has set rules for 3.5GHz 'innovation band spectrum' : from FCC announcement: "FCC unanimously voted to create the Citizens Broadband Radio Service in the 3.5 GHz Band. This action will create a 150-megahertz band suitable for wireless broadband, including 100 megahertz previously unavailable for commercial use because it was earmarked for military radars."
Maybe PC Mag didn't understand the situation was changing. Better that informed investors look beyond such pubs for the masses to figure out what is going to happen or they are going to become victims of the 10% of investors who do understand much more than that and consistently take money from the pockets of the dweeb web boards hackers.
Rogers is a company that 1) makes a profit. 2) Pays shareholders dividends. 3) Is estimated to continue to make profits. 4) Rogers can borrow more capital for new networks if needed, Sprint is fairly well capped out without unusually generous funding from the parent company (beyond parent-subsidiary business norms) or dilution of shareholders equity or a restructuring under a merger or JV that places a higher than market value on unused spectrum.
Yes, your post is correct: if PRKR were to beat the odds, win on appeal and on the IPR review the stock will go up. No one will lose more than 100% unless they leveraged through their broker... but the decline in stock price would likely have triggered coverage of the leverage.
It is unknown what a 'win' would look like: the majority of IPR reviews result in at least some revision in patent claims to reduce scope or strike limitations. And a win in CAFC could be a partial win as well: If PRKR were to 'win', which I do not think is going to happen, CAFC would put the case back to DC to rule on invalidity and on the award.
In almost any case imaginable by those thinking PRKR has a chance to 'win', the degree of the award will be reduced to a large enough degree that it would put the value of the company in question imo. The prior value of PRKR following bringing the lawsuit against Qualcomm had been based on achieving a large award. A win now, as slight as the odds, would result in a fraction of the prior expectations. Thus it stands to reason the shares would be valued accordingly.
Yea, we get it: You bought the stock and held it hoping for a big gain. But what you bought was a fantasy story.. or, just say, the vision that Parkervision led you to believe. Despite the many years of disappointments of having never fulfilled a single promise, you cling to the underlying belief that your decision is valid. That is a religion, not a belief in the merits of an investment. Anyone looking at PRKR from the outside will not invest because the risk/rewards odds are worse than a LOTTO ticket. You and others who have continued to hold the stock have a ticket you hope will hit the lucky number. That is not investing, that is betting based on irrational hope for a miracle. OK, we understand, the ticket you hold is valued at 38c if you can find a hapless buyer. Go for it.
mr.whigglee has an obvious slant.. he has said he owns Sprint (S) and has been bullish for at least a couple years. Anyone who gets in his way is labelled a basher and is trashed. Since the guy has the time to outpost anyone who wants to counter his one-sided viewpoint, false posts, innuendos, rehashing of old articles, etc. that is slanted to push S higher using this public board as his personal religious zeit geist.
Why has whigglee turned negative to me and my posting? Because I have posted about the side of the story that is unfaovrable to his bullish position. That is what investment boards are supposed to be about... finding out what is what by sharing information and opinions. Mr whigglee wants to discredit those who do not subscribe to his position.. a position that if others followed him would be down 25%-50%.
The guy is a mental midget or a mere lazy investor imo... he bashes those who are not equally as bias.
Why am I posting about a person on this board? That is not what these boards are supposed to be about but since this guy bashed me, I am returning the favor with what I think is a thoughtful appraisal. If mr whigglee (the name says something?), wants to adopt a clear thinking attitude, then I welcome what he might say. Othewise, the guy is a sidenote in the conversation about what is happening in a very pivotal industry.