how would Echostar factor in to this?
EchoStar Corporation SATS is a holding company. The Company is a provider of satellite operations, video delivery solutions, digital set-top boxes, and broadband satellite technologies and services for home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments. The Company operates through three segments: Hughes, EchoStar Technologies (ETC) and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS). The Company's Hughes segment provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband services for the home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services and communication solutions to domestic and international consumers and enterprise and government customers. The ETC segment provides end-to-end video and broadcast technology products and services to businesses and directly to consumers. The ESS segment operates its business using its owned and leased in-orbit satellites. Its operations also include real estate and other activities.
DISH Network Corporation is a holding company. DISH The Company operates through two segments: Pay-TV and Broadband, and Wireless. It offers pay-TV services under the DISH brand and the Sling brand (collectively Pay-TV services). The DISH branded pay-TV service consists of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses authorizing it to use direct broadcast satellite and Fixed Satellite Service spectrum, its owned and leased satellites, receiver systems, third-party broadcast operations, customer service facilities, a leased fiber optic network, in-home service and call center operations, and certain other assets utilized in its operations. The Sling branded pay-TV services consist of live, linear streaming over-the-top Internet-based domestic, international and Latino video programming services. The Company markets broadband services under the dishNET brand. The Company makes investments in the research and development, wireless testing and wireless network infrastructure.
In that TMUS is down about 14% since August, I'm not sure they're in a much better position in terms of inertia or that John is significantly better than Charlie at being a CEO. T-Mobile is a show in a four horse race.I like Legere CEO of T-Mobile and think his leadership has been great for the company, but for him to continue, he needs more spectrum and a larger nation wide footprint.
Because the next half dozen or so are also sparsely populated?I don’t know why you think the first couple of areas were anything more than a test.
TMobile clearly isn't of the same mind. If they wanted to know how band 71 is going to work in urban areas, they'd surely be testing in urban areas and not in places where there aren't any high density population centers.It only makes sense to put signals where lots of folks will use them, and pay.
If they're going to limit their deployment to small towns, it doesn't matter what benefits the lower frequencies could offer in large cities. Unless they do a 180 on their announced deployment plans, you're probably lusting for something that simply isn't going to happen.Got to remember one thing: 600 and 700 penetrate buildings much better than higher frequencies. Therefore some urban areas would benefit. Hence, NYC.