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T-Mobile Seeks to Block Verizon's Spectrum Acquisition

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Sour Garpes?

akidwai

Feb 22, 2012, 9:28 AM
From a previous posting on Sprint:

http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/discuss.php?fm=m& ... »

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I have heard this claim several times in phone scoop forums that Sprint has twice the spectrum that Verizon or ATT has.

The ten thousand dollar question is why was Verizon told to divest some of Alltel spectrum a few yrs back in some markets if Sprint had soooo much spectrum in its possession at that time.

Very similar question question can be asked about the recent defunked ATT and Tmobile merger. ATT was told it could not get all of Tmobile spectrum in some markets.

Why does all these divestments need to happen if Sprint has the same amount of spectrum of ATT plus Verizon in its own lonesome...
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6667779311

Feb 22, 2012, 10:48 AM
The difference is Verizon knows how to manage there business. Sprint is clueless with everything. So it does not matter.
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BigRed75

Feb 22, 2012, 11:55 AM
6667779311 said:
The difference is Verizon knows how to manage there business. Sprint is clueless with everything. So it does not matter.


Exactly.
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TDBearCT

Feb 22, 2012, 11:07 AM
In the case of T-Mobile, I think they are more concerned about being locked out of AWS spectrum which Verizon would purchase and potentially not use (or sell/trade with a smaller carrier).
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Versed

Feb 22, 2012, 4:45 PM
If they bid on the spectrum they can have it too, after all they just got a $3.5 billion dollar or so check from AT&T. Second, there is nothing Verizon Wireless can afford that Deutsche Telekom can't. Its just wanting to put out the money. What TMO wants is a free ride and closed bid. So they can get this spectrum on the cheap. Can you imagine AT&T or VZW going into Germany or any other EU country and telling the EU that TMO or 02 can't bid on spectrum because they already have a bunch? They'd tell them to get the *&#@ out of here. And they'd be right.
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Slammer

Feb 22, 2012, 11:12 AM
There are no sour grapes. Tmobile's concern is legitimate. I also do not support Verizon's move. Verizon is leveraging their power and wealth to stymie competition. Their approach may differ than AT&T's, however, it is the same game.

In my area, Sprint unsuccessfully tried to build a tower on a Fire Station's property just north of my City. They could not get approval from the town. Verizon wanders in and successfully was able to get approval by a Judge.

I have consistantly fought in having balanced competition, and I feel Verizon's move is not in consumer interest. It is time the FCC start using more of its power to retain consumer choice before it's too late.


Also, Clearwire owns the most spectrum; not Sprint. Thus the reason ...
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Versed

Feb 22, 2012, 4:48 PM
John, Only problem, is Deutsche Telekom's market cap is close to or on par with Verizon they can afford it. Just don't wish to. Its not like Sprint who's net worth is like $7 billion dollars.
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MarryTheNight

Feb 22, 2012, 7:02 PM
Versed said:
John, Only problem, is Deutsche Telekom's market cap is close to or on par with Verizon they can afford it. Just don't wish to. Its not like Sprint who's net worth is like $7 billion dollars.


Source?
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Versed

Feb 22, 2012, 8:08 PM
OK
Market cap 38.8 billion euro x 1.3 +/- depending on the day to convert to $US.
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=DTE.DE&ql=0 »

Market cap. $38.2 billion for Verizon. http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=VZ

Market Cap for Sprint is $6.68 billion
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=S »

So actually DT is a bigger company then Verizon.
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