Sprint controls Clearwire and will ultimately call the shots
Sprint owns 54% of). Hesse also proclaims that he doesn't believe that Clearwire will sell off a large chunk of spectrum as several rumors recently suggested.Since Sprint owns 54% of Clearwire, you can pretty much make book on the fact that Clearwire won't sell off a large chunk of spectrum without a Sprint ok.
| |tiger72SexaT duorPPremium
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Re: Sprint controls Clearwire and will ultimately call the shots
said by kg4icg:They'll both be dual-band actually. VZW and ATT on 700mhz/1700mhz, while Clear and the rest of the planet will be at 2.5-2.6ghz...
VZW and AT&T won't be able to roam on any other LTE system because of the 700 mhz band they have. Sprint/Clear's LTE deployment would be in the 2500mhz range while the other 2 would be in the 700 mhz range requiring totally different equipment altogether. By VZW and AT&T doing what they did, they are locked into there own little LTE universe with 10 mhz spacing while Sprint/Clear would be able to 20 mhz spacing in which the could deploy LTE advance equipment.
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| |en102Canadian, eh?
statement was needed Sprint/Clearwire needed to make this statement, as investors won't invest in a company that is indecisive.
Re: Spectrum squatter
said by 56403739:"so much spectrum that we decided to do tests so in case we have multi-modal phones with other air interfaces"Then the FCC would have to pay back the money that was collected when the FCC leased them the spectrum. Given the state of the treasury, how likely is that scenario?
If they have that much fallow spectrum laying around maybe it's time for the FCC to start taking it back and giving it to companies who will actually use it to provide service.
| |56403739Less than 5 months leftPremium
Re: Spectrum squatter
said by FFH:Actually, no they don't. There are time limits on how long they can let it lay fallow before they lose the license. If the licensee does not implement service they lose the spectrum with no recourse. Read the rules.
Then the FCC would have to pay back the money that was collected when the FCC leased them the spectrum