Obviously all carrier needed to go to LTE... and that is being done. As such, I don't see LTE as a selling point any longer. Certainly not in another year. To most people LTE is LTE.
Sprint has had very slow LTE roll out. Their unlimited data plan is not unique. The _only_ thing that would help any carrier move closer to the top two spots is going to be coverage.
"We've found that there is considerable possibility for cutting costs"
I wonder what he means by that. I'm betting it does not help their customers. Softbank will want to see a return on that $16 billion.