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jramossteel said:That's a distinct possibility. Deutsche knows that Tmobile can't exactly grow without the spectrum it needs to accelerate its 3g plans. This should be absolutely fascinating. In one corner, you've got Verizon: The company needs the spectrum (to a lesser degree than Tmobile), and it also doesn't need Tmobile becoming more of a competitor than it already is (yes, Tmobile is still a competitor, 25 million less subscribers or not). On the other hand you have Tmobile: They desperately need the spectrum if they're going to continue being competitive in the U.S. The fact that they both m...
I disagree... I think that Vodafone may use it's money here to allow T-Mobile to be a real nationwide competitor.
Those are the names of the big winners in the aborted auction a few years ago.
All of them were merely front companies that did the bidding and used one of the big boys' money to pay. The plan was for them to sell these licenses to the parent.
Verizon will seek to not only get more spectrum, but also get more licenses for buildout.
T-Mobile desperately needs the licenses because they cannot build a credible GSM/UMTS network with only 30MHZ of bandwidth. D.T. will either have to release the funds or realize that the U.S. market is tougher than they thought and sell out. T-Mobile's position right now is not very e...
T-Mobile USA is up against the wall in a few issues. They need more bandwidth to roll out any 3G network and they desperately need to expand their coverage.
They are smart enough to know this. As for revenue growth, voice is not going to do the job. Innovative new data features are where the future revenue growth will occur. I can see Cingular not giving T-Mobile the same preferred roaming agreements now that they own ATTWS. T-Mobile is facing competing without the help that they had before. The fact is that Cingular no longer needs T-Mo now that they own networks in the for...
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