That moves beyond a trial to commercial offering: even though in a single market, that is a positive step.
"But whether D2D worked in the WiFi product is a technological, not a commercial question. On that basis, it was a resounding success"
No, the PV D2D Wi-Fi was a dud. I bought 12 of them and tested them out under multiple conditions. The range was largely due to having a better than average and more expensive antenna from SkyCross.
Mr. Snake Oil Parker has advertised D2D as providing greater range/sensitivity. However, since MIMO and other receiver technology works much better than that, it is not commercially viable. You are wrong and know it.
Claure needed to break up the pattern of thinking around Sprint's image. The storyline goes something like... Hesse was the nice midwest guy who came in to set a new course for Sprint that was competitive in a fatherly sort of way. He ushered in much needed change in type of networks Sprint was pursuing but was not the house cleaning expert, nor was that what many on the BOD or among investors thought was needed. Just go along to get along. Hesse finally scrapped out iDEN and shifted networks towards LTE using narrowband 5x5 800MHz and 1900 MHz spectrum. And while pushing use of band 41 into a supplemental role where it remains.
Masa Son was sold a bill of goods by Hesse, who must be commended as a salesman, that Network Vision would deliver Sprint to a level playing field among the big 4. All network surveys continue to show, despite the blustering in the marketing department that Sprint is numero uno on quality of voice and text in podunct Idaho or somewheres (I'm delighting in Sprint's marketing trying to patch up where the engineering department has failed to deliver in competitiveness.. have at it boys and girls).
So Masa has pulled the plug on Hesse and put in street fighter Claure. Appropriate stroke. Claure has to attack T-Mobile because they are making Sprint look bad and are more an equal. Sprint cannot go at Verizon and AT&T in the same way because the company has weaker networks and smaller marketshare. That's simply ludicrous. Sprint is in a holding onto the crown jewels mode until they can restructure using 600MHz since they don't know how the puck to innovate in the network to market.. at least not yet.
Thanks for posting a lengthy bit on what I posted... you are straining for recognition of your wilting position. Its over. The only thing left is the fun of sparing with you over this road-kill. Its almost kilarious.
Actually, PRKR has been informative of both technology developments and IPR, Intellectual Property Rights.. not referring to the IPR process minutia. Following PRKR and a few other companies who pursue licensing of technology, the major trends in patents and licensing, the major court decisions... its all part of the fabric I've been studying for 30+ years. Fun, fun, fun. not so much for PRK long suckers who are part of the roadkill of all this.
parkervision is probably an anomaly due to the aggregation of wealth in Forida and techy effluence from the aerospace cum wireless industries. There have been an inordinate number of quack wireless companies touting their miracle cures in Florida. Maybe that comes out of there being a lot of retired old demented brains laying around the beaches and pools, fermenting in the sun. It seems peculiar that Florida is host to so many companies who claim to be outside of the box of either MIT/East or Silicon Valley/West center of wireless development. "We have something entirely new, 'revolutionary', that could only be dreamed up if you are NOT of the mainstream technology cadre.
Why not plunder the senile brained money interests while the going is good?
The buy-write covered call strategy can work like this: Tech stocks tend to be more volatile/high beta. You can see that in a chart of S and many other tech stocks. Sprint has been among the better trading stocks because it has moved up and down with relatively good predictive ability using technical analysis... and perhaps also a reading of investor's ups and downs in speculative mood from the stock boards. Combined with following of current events and industry trends, S can be traded for higher gains or reduced risk/reward.
Buying the stock when it is technically oversold or when you become convinced, hopefully for good reason, that a move up will follow is the 'buy' side of the strategy. When the stock moves up, the mood becomes a bit frothy, and the technical analysis looks bearish, such as when the price moves up to strong(er) resistance levels and indicators turn neutral to bearish, it can be time to sell covered calls, ie. calls equal to your position in the stock. For every 100 shares, 1 call is sold, usually at a slightly higher price.
Annual option contract sale gains of 20-30% have been repeatedly shown using this strategy while holding onto the majority of gains in the stock as well. Since S has moved down, many who buy and hold long term are up by less or even down.
Softbank is similar to most conglomerates - they benefit from synergies where that makes sense, however, do not throw money around if the subsidiary does not have growth and profit potential on its own. SB has cut loose of a few companies that did not measure up to expectations. That is very unlikely to happen with Sprint because of product, services development and market synergies and it is part of a goal to gain a worldwide leadership position in the ICT, Internet and Communications Technology industry.
There is a prevailing sentiment expressed that Softbank's success in Internet, banking services, or other mobile operations means the company will invest more into Sprint. That is probably true to a a degree. However, if the company invests directly into Sprint they will only do so in return for debt or equity, further diluting the capitalization of the company. And its been speculated that SB will acquire TMUS, strike that, now DISH or a part of American Movil's operations (Carlos Slim). If any of those occur it is external to Sprint. It may be a positive development.. bigger is often better equipped to compete. However, Sprint has to still live up to long overdue promises of network and overall performance. Masa Son does not strike me as a business idiot.. he wants results or will hand execs their heads (nicely with a golden parachute). He will deal fairly with investors... not like Santa Claus gifting with unearned presents.
"Specifically, Judge Dalton argued that none of the ParkerVision testimony was supported by "appropriate testing or simulations" - and that Becton set an Appeal Court precedent for ruling that such testimony is not a sufficient evidentiary basis for a verdict of infringement."
"If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit"... without trying to be funny about it, evidence is required in patent lawsuits because the pivotal issue is whether infringement of specific patent claims is demonstrated. Parkervision has had years in which to develop multiple proofs for their technology: from providing evaluation boards and chips to simulations using commonly available design and emulation software. PV has hidden behind a wall of obscurity. The pursuit of patents clouded the applications behind mountains of irrelevant references while ignoring to point out prior art that would have brought the patents into question. That will be a test in the IPR process.
Furthermore, Dalton mentioned that the patents are overly vague and that neither they or Parkervision/Prucnal explained how the alleged invention works within Qualcomm's circuit. The evidence was made particularly vague by the fact that a sample circuit to show live demonstration (which is subject to being rigged) or test data to support the alleged operation of the RF circuit.This is grounds for not just dismissal of the case but for throwing out the patents altogether.
I have said over the past 12+ years that Parkervision's D2D simply cannot be made to work as its purported. The method, as ill defined as it is, had to have been developed with specific support circuits, which is not evident in the PV vs Q case. Lacking evidence, PV/McKoolaide fall back to making up new, unsupported explanations of how the signal can be resolved at two/multiple places along a wire without explanation of how that occurs .. because they have no evidence and its not supported in the patent claims. It simply is Fairy Dust 'trust us'.
Sprint (S) chart looks bearish short term.. continued consolidation of recent gains likely. Up volume has outpaced down in recent days/weeks which lends support for S heading into a sideways trend. No significant catalysts seen on the near term horizon to spike the stock higher or lower.
Continue hold/take profits or sell covered calls.
Off Topic... OT: People on welfare, businesses on welfare from government programs, or businesses and people shirking their share of the load due to preferential tax and other laws jiggered into the gargantuan 'rule of law' built on the rule of the almighty dollar.
Many who complain about those who are at the bottom rungs of society who get food stamps and other benefits are living off of the accumulated wealth built up by other peoples sacrifices. The percentage of people who build businesses that create technology, products, and services has declined while those who make money from money has increased. Want to fix the system? Make those who have money pay their fair share and those at the bottom have a secure basic level of sustenance. The disparity between income levels in the USA has become the largest since the roaring 20's and pre-crash 30s.
It seems ironic that there are more people complaining about those at the bottom than during periods when more wealth was being deployed to build semiconductor, communications, agriculture, and medical technology wealth creating businesses. Now that many are in position to look down on those at the bottom to complain that they are the reason why the US has grown fat and sloppy. My opinion of course.
Tampa, the court requires proof that a technology is used in a specific way such that the patents are infringed. The storyline legal case that Parkervision and you insist on does not provide that specific proof. You can make up as many stories as you like: PV asserts that everybody is using their technology, Samsung, HTC, Qualcomm... and now you have brought in Apple. Poor Parkervision - everyone is using their technology but they cannot prove it in court.
No tampa, nobody is using Parkervision's technology because it does not work to advantage. There is no proof. Furthermore, even though the court did not rule on the issue of patent validity, which is assumed as the baseline for granted patents, Judge Dalton's court the teaching of the patents was found to be vague/indefinite. The US Supreme Court's recent rulings opens up the patents to invalidation.
This thing is road kill that is stinking up techdom. Shovel it into the ditch.
Mostly wrong: the decision to keep using CDMA voice is mostly due to lack of spectrum in lower frequency bands that would allow easier/quicker migration to VOIP/VoLTE. The use of TDD is largely irrelevant. LTE-Advanced allows building multiple carrier (MC) networks using IP/VoLTE based voice and data communications. VoLTE is fundamentally VOIP which is designed in a way to allow continuous quality connections. Its core protocols are IP.
The 'problem' with VoLTE is that to roll it out both the network equipment has to deliver the end-to-end performance needed including low latency and devices need to have chip/firmware support to fulfill the promise of VoLTE - which is ability to deliver higher fidelity voice and simultaneous data across not just simple voice connections but embedded into IP communications to give click type voice connectivity in any application. Security and other factors become more of a concern because voice can become used in myriad of new ways, opening up devices to potential hacking and accidental triggering of VOIP/VoLTE communications.
Sprint plans to migrate to VoLTE but has not announced a timeline. I suspect they will do so similar to T-mobile, on a city/metro area basis at first. The gating factor is migration of networks to the multiple carrier Spark platform and the devices to VoLTE capable handsets/pads.
TDD vs. FDD is not the issue. Read among the hundreds of reference works now available.
The appeal is laughable imo. It is more of a show for McKoolaide not to look like complete fools.. money grubbing is their only claim to professional advocation of legitimacy in the PV case. They have to try to be in it.. but should wimper out on their remaining good graces. The time for the type of ploy they played in this case is over. It was abusive of the system imo.
The question is does dense work in the USA without the freaken user being given .. just a little bit... just a little bit of your love BORG ?
Why should/would Son/SB invest heavily into Sprint when it has opportunities like Alibaba to develop? What makes Sprint similar to the combination of factors of Telefonica Japan and exclusive introduction of the iPhone on which Sprint can ride?
Son/Softbank has built a conglomerate that has moved into explosive growth areas or established industries that could be exploited by harnessing basic industry shifts. What are tho shifts that present themselves to Sprint that would justify Son putting good money after bad, so to speak?
I think we have exhausted the potential opportunities: For Sprint to acquire 600 MHz spectrum and build more competitive networks. For Sprint to acquire DISH and build a ground-up BB-TV-mobile network using a lower cost of deployment model to go after a combined 'everything' package at lower competitive prices. These prospects look very interesting, however, because either will take additional capital and, in the case of DISH spreading of the enterprise, neither provides prospects for Sprint to grow internally so much as growth by dilution at the hands of Softbank's further investment.
You have become extremely delusional.. "There is no mixer!" ... because I can't explain how the baseband signal can be resolved by a mixer and also resolved at TX where energy must be integrated. You can sling out explanations .. they only make sense to you and some remaining longs. I am bored chatting with you about this.
TMUS down 1.3% is tanking? T-Mobile seems to be doing fine imo. Iliad has been a long shot: DT's CEO said that BOD considers Iliad's offer inadequate and had concerns about its financial strength, etc. Iliad then said they were in talks with additional funding partners but nothing appears to be coming from it. I give Iliad a slim chance of acquiring T-Mobile unless they were to partner with DISH but that is itself unlikely.
TMUS is unlikely to be acquired until after the AWS-3 auction if at all. Sprint will give T-Mobile more competition likely to limit their growth, however, they appear to be a stable operation.
" S has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Barclays reiterated an equal weight rating on shares of Sprint in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $7.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $6.00. Separately, analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Sprint in a research note on Wednesday, September 3rd. Finally, analysts at Goldman Sachs reiterated a neutral rating on shares of Sprint in a research note on Tuesday, September 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $7.67 "
The technical analysis of Sprint (S) looks short-term bearish. However, the Alibaba IPO may serve as an upside canalyst for a brief period... the impact is speculative.
I cannot find a reference to the Wells Fargo price target of $11.75 except the StreetInsider website which may have misquoted. This morning theFlyontheWall had this:
7:36 EDT S Sprint price target cut to $8-$10 from $11-$11.75 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo cut its price target on Sprint as the firm thinks that the company's guidance is likely to be "somewhat more muted" following its Q2 results. However, the firm thinks the company has a number of upcoming positive catalysts and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
I think that upside catalysts that can move the stock higher than about 7.75 will take time to emerge, perhaps several months. As posted here early this week, that leaves the most likely scenario for price action jostling around this level between about 6.60 and 7.70. As always, 'new news' can modify the outlook.
Reiterate hold, take profits, or sell covered calls on moves higher to resistance levels.