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LightSquared: Lookin' Sharp

kaps 12/5/2012 | 4:51:17 PM
re: LightSquared: Lookin' Sharp

Not sure how well that "low monthly cost" model is going to work in the U.S. where folks pretty much still prefer to get subsidized devices.


And if these things don't appear until late 2012 (which is incredibly optimistic) or until 2013 (which is probably more reasonable) they will be competing with, most likely, an LTE iPhone... and yet we still haven't heard anyone from LSQ'd or its "retail partners" explain how everyone will make money undercutting the current pricing schemes.


But the phones look cool!

kaps 12/5/2012 | 4:51:17 PM
re: LightSquared: Lookin' Sharp

Not sure how well that "low monthly cost" model is going to work in the U.S. where folks pretty much still prefer to get subsidized devices.


And if these things don't appear until late 2012 (which is incredibly optimistic) or until 2013 (which is probably more reasonable) they will be competing with, most likely, an LTE iPhone... and yet we still haven't heard anyone from LSQ'd or its "retail partners" explain how everyone will make money undercutting the current pricing schemes.


But the phones look cool!

mprogers 12/5/2012 | 4:51:16 PM
re: LightSquared: Lookin' Sharp I wouldn't be betting my communications future on the availability of service from this GPS destroyer. When the Obama cronies are swept out of office, the waivers which make Skyterra's spectrum valuable will vanish into the ether. (skyterra was the precursor company to LightSquared)
kaps 12/5/2012 | 4:51:15 PM
re: LightSquared: Lookin' Sharp

I see -- so what we need is a return to the kind of cronies who screwed up the D Block auction so well that 10 years after 9/11, we still don't have a public safety network?


How about no cronies but business plans that work? And maybe some unlicensed spectrum? Seems like nobody wins when it comes to government control or auctions, no matter which cronies are in power.

kaps 12/5/2012 | 4:51:15 PM
re: LightSquared: Lookin' Sharp

I see -- so what we need is a return to the kind of cronies who screwed up the D Block auction so well that 10 years after 9/11, we still don't have a public safety network?


How about no cronies but business plans that work? And maybe some unlicensed spectrum? Seems like nobody wins when it comes to government control or auctions, no matter which cronies are in power.

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