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openbox9
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reply to Karl Bode

Re: Sprint/Tmobile merger rumor is back

Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't those quadruple plays been fairly lackluster at best? I would expect a bigger advantage lies with partnering with a conglomerate including Lightsquare, and its rumored increasing backing, rather than going down with a sinking ship.


Karl Bode
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Yeah, not great returns so far. True. I'm sure the cable operators who have fielded re-branded Mobile WiMax are watching the next six months with great interest.


MEohME

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reply to openbox9
This would be a GREAT thing for TWC, Comcast and Cox to all purchase long with Google. Google would be able to launch their "open" network and offer it to resellers. Comcast has invested a lot along with the others. There is no way in hell Comcast will let their money go no where. This would also be a great way for any rural telco to move to. A total IP network and kill the last mile copper. would be a great move with backups. Run Internet and Phone without a problem.

openbox9
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said by MEohME :

This would be a GREAT thing for TWC, Comcast and Cox to all purchase long with Google.

They already own stakes in Clearwire. Cox is off doing its own network build and partnership with Sprint.
said by MEohME :

Comcast has invested a lot along with the others. There is no way in hell Comcast will let their money go no where.

Sure....

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MEohME

@wideopenwest.com
reply to openbox9

Re: Sprint/Tmobile merger rumor is back

and that is its stake as far as the joint venture. NOTHING says that they won't purchase the company with others like TWC and Comcast did with Adelphia.

xenophon

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reply to Karl Bode
said by Karl Bode:

Yeah, not great returns so far. True. I'm sure the cable operators who have fielded re-branded Mobile WiMax are watching the next six months with great interest.

One model: Sprint/Tmob merge perhaps with Lightsquared, Clear sold to a cable company (or Google?). If the cable companies are going to play in the wireless space long term, they'll want WiMAX, not LTE, which is controlled by the telcom industry (3GPP).

It would make sense that DT would want control of the merger but the Feds may not allow it. If that happens, DT may just dump Tmob to Sprint and get out of the US market.

openbox9
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reply to MEohME
I responded to you yesterday with a similar comment. But anyway, it might do you well to actually understand my general perspective before throwing accusations around. If you don't want to read any of my previous posts for background, there are many here that will gladly tell you my general position...typically because they aren't happy with it.

I often criticize Karl.

I didn't suggest a majority stake by any of those companies.

I'm aware of what Cox is doing.

I understand what a "blog" is, thank you.