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raulr

May 14, 2008, 4:58 PM

Motorola should buy it

Yep, with all their problems, they should still do this.

Maybe I'm wrong, but here are my reasons:

1) Since it's hard to sell, they can bet a low ball price on the spectrum. Maybe $1 Billion? They have $20 billion in current assets and their balance sheet is $15 billion net positive (assets-liabilities) or $8.5 B current assets - current liabilities.

2) They are already the leader in the US for 2-way radio communications and one of if not the largest provider to public safety right now

3) They've already built the Nextel network, so they can do something similar to provide integrated 2 way and cellular communications.

4) The public safety market is huge, imagine everybody having to convert to have a true nation-wide intero...
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Makes sense but it is not that easy given their issues. Their debt was just downgraded and their outlook is negative those two alone will not allow for a purchase of Nextel or even new spectrum. Shareholders would not allow anything until they can act...
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mykeliam

May 15, 2008, 10:40 AM

Google should buy it and Nextel

Google should buy Nextel from Sprint for pennies on the dollar, then build it out to work on this new freq. Nextel used to get lots of grants and such from the government. Nextel is like a fraternity, you got it you're in. The company would have a virtual lock on that business. There's money to be made. 😲
willv

May 14, 2008, 4:02 PM

money

thats what it sounds like its all about. why dont they have a certain leader in the us you all the f*ckin money he is making off f*ckin $4/gallon gas prices and build the network himself. sorry gas price is just bs now
Are you ok? There needs to be a public safety network.
$4 a gallon gas price is nothing compared to elsewhere in the world. Take a look at http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lists/global _gasprices/

As for using a D block to build a nationwide public safety network, I'm all for it. It needs to be secure t...
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as a great an idea as a public safety network would be, it just doesn't seem practical to me. private companies don't want it b/c there is litle if any money to behad, and lets face it, shareholders want their retirement nestegg, (i do!i mean who does...
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