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Sprint Confirms Softbank Talks

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Replying to:  WRONG! by lostandfound   Oct 11, 2012, 10:40 AM


by rwalford79    Oct 11, 2012, 11:24 AM

No, not wrong. They said an investment and two incompatible networks CAN merge since Sprint is moving to LTE, and you yourself said SoftBank has a TDD-LTE network. So yes, moving forward thwy can be compatible. Additionally, SoftBank is doong it for two reasons, one of them has to do with larger, more exclusive device orders that will benefit both SoftBank in Japan, but also Sprint in the USA. It also gives SoftBank an in to a lucrative market, the USA, which can mean becoming an international operator like Voda and T-Mobile are in the USA. Dan Hesse LOVES Japanese investment as well as formerly the helm of AT&T Wireless, he wooed NTT-DoCoMo into investing and building out the first UMTS network in the USA, later rolling out NextGenNetwork and eventually selling to Cingular. Dan knows this is a prime way to raise investment, finish building Sprint into a competitive powerhouse and make them unobtainable by Verizon by becoming too valuable to get approval to merge, saving consumers and his company from the duopoly, yet all the while making Sprint attractive to another major partner should that occur later on. I know how Dan thinks, I've seen his playbook before.

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