Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kansas City Should Say Goodbye To Sprint

2018 will be the last full year for this troubled telcom, check the link tease telling us what we already know . . .

T-Mobile exec Braxton Carter reveals takeover strategy: Shut down Sprint network and extract assets - Puget Sound Business Journal

T-Mobile US Inc.'s 2013 acquisition of MetroPCS provides a roadmap for the company's planned Sprint takeover. Chief Financial Officer Braxton Carter detailed the Bellevue-based wireless company's strategy if its $26.5 billion Sprint bid is approved by federal regulators. "The playbook that we did with Metro, it wasn't combining two networks.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dump all the employees out into the street they forgot that as part of the strategic strategy.

Anonymous said...

So...I dont subscribe to the Biz Journal. I could not read the article. Anyone have some insight into this? Wonder what this means for the Sprint campus folks.

Anonymous said...

^^^ they’re toast

Anonymous said...


Goodbye Sprint.

From Kansas

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what Sprint would have done if the merger had gone the other way.

It's called "Asset Stripping", and it was outlawed here before Ronald Reagan removed the ban on US Banks participating in "Leveraged Buyouts' which he did by Executive Order during his first week in office. The major European Countries had banned it in the late 1970s, but it has continued as a "normal" practice in the US, with Sears/K-Mart and Toys-R-Us two of the most recent and egregious examples.

Tough on the Sprint employees who weren't able to find any other jobs, but that's American Capitalism for you.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, basically T-MO is making a Spectrum play. With that said, not everyone will be shit canned. If you're finance, marketing or some other redundant function, it's probably a good idea to be ready with the resume. However, business sales, sales support and the like, is probably not the worst place to be. T-MO will probably lease a few buildings and the rest of the campus will be sold.

Anonymous said...

Good post, 8:09 PM. Refreshing to see someone with actual information and perspective, rather than the typical jingoistic BS.