T-Mobile Seeks to Block Verizon's Spectrum Acquisition
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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...
The difference is Verizon knows how to manage there business. Sprint is clueless with everything. So it does not matter.
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 ...
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.
Market cap 38.8 billion euro x 1.3 +/- depending on the day to convert to $US.
Market cap. $38.2 billion for Verizon. http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=VZ
Market Cap for Sprint is $6.68 billion
So actually DT is a bigger company then Verizon.
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