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Top message:  Let the Bidding Begin by lexical   Jan 12, 2005, 4:08 PM

Replying to:  Re: Let the Bidding Begin (and Tmobile prosper) by muchdrama   Jan 12, 2005, 8:33 PM

Re: Let the Bidding Begin (and Tmobile prosper)

by SPCSVZWJeff    Jan 13, 2005, 12:15 PM

Ever hear of Salmon PCS, Cellco Limited Partnership, Native Alaska Wireless, or Black Crow Wireless? Either has anyone else.
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 enviable. Facing super carriers in virtually every market and having less bandwidth to compete with.
Cingular will probably play for markets they don't own but they have way too many fish to fry right now after the ATTWS buyout. Their parent companies' shareholders may be a little reluctant to funnel more money into Cingular at this time. Spectrum is not their problem, new markets are.

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