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do it yourself sprint


Feb 2, 2012, 5:08 PM
hey mr. hesse,

i understand you want to save a penny, but just put up the damn lte network yourself and stop trying to outsource it. cut off iden and use those funds to get it up. every day you waste we fall behind everyone else in lte.

k thanks

Feb 2, 2012, 5:35 PM
Um they are doing it themselves. They weren't and aren't outsourcing their LTE build to LightSquared. LightSquared was the one doing the outsourcing. They were going to pay Sprint to piggyback onto their Network Vision rollout.

Feb 2, 2012, 6:06 PM
LS is attempting to convert a low cost piece of extra-terrestrial spectrum into a high value terrestrial use spectrum at little to no cost. Making the deal with sprint was the only way they could float it. Without Sprint, if they get the license/rule waiver, LS has to do the build out themselves and they don't have the funds.

Sprint doesn't either really, but with the LS spectrum they can leverage it.

A Sprint build out allows LS to wholesale to other carriers, piggy backed on Sprints build out.

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