The usual Sprint delays Sprint never does anything quickly. That is why they are always trailing AT&T and Verizon and soon to trail TMO.
Investors today are too impatient. In the old days you invested for the long term. You worried about the stocks value in 30 years now in 3 months if the stock hasn't tripled is price they want to fire the CEO. I firmly believe the desire to make quick profits now instead of over the long term is actually hurting companies.
Re: Investors today are too impatient.
said by openbox9:Really then why did Verizon investors basically force Verizon to stop FiOS expansion? Because if they hadn't they have at least twice as many customers and in 20 years they be making a ton more money off of it. Short term investors wanted profits NOW and that is a fact. Which in the end is actually going to cost Verizon profits in the future.
Money doesn't need to triple every three months, nor does anyone realistically expect it too. What investors do expect, is a viable and executable strategic plan to increase value. Investors absolutely worry about value in 30 years.
Re: Investors today are too impatient. The pps decreased after the takeover announcement because of dilution and the addition of debt. It's been dropping recently with the rest of the market because our Congress is bickering like spoiled, stubborn children.
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said by Jon Geb:There are only so many technicians available.
Sprint likes to deploy small towns first, much easier to color a map with low density and low traffic backhaul sites.
Smaller towns have less towers, which require less people.
Not rocket science.
Sprint should have went with the DISH deal I like Sprint I really do but.... I live in Chicago. My speeds are from 1-6 MB Down, and 1-2 Up. On average 2mb down. That's ridiculous. I'm actually switching to Verizon this month, and getting the Galaxy Note 3. Why? Because I live in Chicago, but my girlfriend lives in Milwaukee. There's no LTE there, for miles. I don't get LTE, until Northbrook, IL coming back home. And 3g in Milwaukee sucks. I literally tried downloading a Groupon voucher, and took me 20 minutes.
Sprint trying to keep customers with unlimited data, but whats the point if 3g/4g sucks. They need more markets. The Dish deal would have given it to them. With their network, iden spectrum, Clear spectrum, and the newly purchased communications/cellular satellites (in space) the Dish owner bought, next year Sprint would have been a powerhouse. Plus with the added bonus if they had offered dish services via smartphone for premium TV watching at a good price, or switch Sprint TV to Dish mobile, and included it like now, and with unlimited data. Sprint would have own the market, and be the top in market share.
Sprint also needs new/better phones. But to spend $30 billion on bringing Iphone to Sprint to attract new customers was stupid, and money could have been better used for new LTE markets. But Sprint continuing using the Bandaid method and only see now. Verizon battling AT&T GSM, when they should be fighting Sprint CDMA. Only why Verizon, and AT&T don't offer unlimited data because they both own the markets in their cellular ground. Verizon-CDMA and AT&T-GSM with no real contenders.
Sprint, what a shame. Its like the little engine that can, but don't.