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Softbank Eyeing 70% Stake in Sprint; Clearwire Uncertain

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Oct 11, 2012, 7:55 PM

Softbank Won't Put Up With Clear...

Seriously man Clear (Clearwire) cannot even pay the interest on their corporate loans let alone anything towards the principal and forget making payments as promised.

Clear is the primary reason why Sprint has had to seek alternative sources of capital and voo doo economics.
While it may not be choice spectrum bands, Clearwire owns an abundance of 2600Mhz frequency that would be quite useful in supplementing Sprint's own holdings. One of the key reasons Sprint has been holding onto Clearwire as a partner. There is advanta...

Oct 11, 2012, 8:58 PM

Maybe sprint will get some of those cool Japanese phones now

They already have them. Hello Kyocera Echo! 🤣

Oct 11, 2012, 4:41 PM

Sounds complicated.

All of this to increase the amount of leaverage softbank has to purchase equipment?
Yes. But it's not as simple as just leverage to purchase equipment. Currently LTE handset vendors and chipmakers are focused on FD LTE. It is the most popular version of LTE that has been deployed in most of the world including the US. Softbank, howev...
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