Verizon: T-Mobile's Legere 'Is Simply Wrong'
Way to parry words Verizon.
Umm, that is not what T-Mobile is complaining about. Tmobile has every intention to bid. The point is that T-Mobile can have all the money in the world and bid its ass off only to receive the maximum of 30mhz.
It irks me when VZW and AT&T twist the logic to mask the facts. Is VZW and ATT willing to surrender blocks of 700Mhz in order to compensate for the 600 they will gain? I would most certainly like to see this happen to provide a balance.
Verizon has all the $$ they've been draining from their wireline assets over the years, plus if i recall all of their 850MHz licences (a bulk of their holdings) were freebies handed out to their original parents back about 30yrs ago.
Verizon just needs to can it already and worry about finishing rolling out their "XLTE" and densifying their urban networks to make them acceptable to use in big cities again.
This whole dropping from LTE to 3G because they've decided to leave the network spaced for 1xRTT is ludicrous in 2015
In short, if AT&T and VZW want to hold huge licensing rights to prime 600mhz spectrum, there should be divestures of 700 to allow fair balance to the other carriers.
If the big two were to buy a EU based wireless company, then asked the EU regulators for prefered bidding chance similar to what Legere said, they would be laughing so hard that they would have seizures. And the very same DT would be complaining.
its a whole new ball game.
it costs more money and its HARDER to participate in the auctions and INVEST in network licenses. This is the hard way.
I don't call this asking for a break, I call it asking for a fair chance to divvy up a more competitive position.
VZW is indeed, trying to manipulate the scope of the landscape. Even if 40Mhz were set aside, VZW and AT&T will still be the winners regardless. TMO and Sprint have spent more percentage wise over the last 5years vs t...
They have asked the FCC to SET aside 40Mhz worth of spectrum and reserve it for smaller carriers who cannot afford to bid and compete. The FCC has agreed to reserve 30Mhz for the first time ever. These auctions have been the only way to gain spectrum for my entire life. It is unclear how much they are going to charge for the 30Mhz reserved spectrum. Verizon's point is that T-mobile should have millions saved up from not participating in previous auctions so they should have huge financial reserves stored up for a blowout bid....but alas, that is not the case.
This forum is closed.