AT&T buy them now! With sprint immobilized by the pending merger process, AT&T needs to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase all of clearwire's spectrum.
much to do about competition.. just take a look at how the so-called American wireless companies have been doing lately.. much of the anti-consumer pratices are wholly owned by the domestic influence... there is not significant foregin influence to gouge consumers and act as an anti-consumer coporation..
sure, you find some instances in other industries such as automotive and technology, but that's because the USA stopped being an innovator by 2001.. maybe the mojo was lost after 9/11?
if you did a quick poll of consumers of at&t and verizon's wireless branches.. you would get quite an earful about the recent changes in service offering which put these companies on the WRONG track. Verizon could have bought out Vodafone YEARS AGO but instead decided to go all anti-consumer instead and doubled down on wireless-- a market fewer and fewer consumers will be able to afford services of..
reply to JasonOD
Re: AT&T buy them now! Ummm...that really couldn't happen.
Bummer I hope Clearwire survives. I'm getting great service for fifty bucks.
Maybe they will compete now Maybe Softbank will build the network out to compete with AT&T and Verizon...
reply to SteelerRaw
Re: AT&T buy them now! May not but AT&T could kill the Sprint deal like they did the TMO-ATT Mobility deal. I'm sure AT&T has a few tricks and paid employees in DC that could just not stamp the deal. Especially due to foreign ownership laws right now.
reply to skeechan
Re: Bummer They won't go anywhere. At this point they have enough MVNOs to keep them going. The same Sprint did.
reply to BiggA
Re: Maybe they will compete now gotta have the resources to do that first- and one is spectrum. Refarming only works so much. but before then you gotta get approval.
round 2..? Sprint Nextel, round 2?
If the last corporate culture clash didnt' go so well, will this one?
Here's some fodder from youtube;
reply to hottboiinnc
Re: Maybe they will compete now They have a great spectrum position between SMR for low-band, PCS, and 2600. And they have a bunch of nationwide licenses too, unlike AT&T and Verizon which have piecemeal licenses.
reply to hottboiinnc
Re: AT&T buy them now! That's highly doubtful as well. I'm sure that if they had the tricks and paid employees in D.C. that you speak of, their T-Mobile acquisition would have gone through. The Softbank investment in Sprint doesn't harm competition, quite the opposite really. For that reason, at&t won't be able to do anything to stop it.