Why Some Big Telecom Players Are Sitting Out the FCC's 700MHz Spectrum Auction
Interesting to learn who is not bidding on the FCC's 700 MHz wireless spectrum auction next week.
This graphic, prepared by Bear Stearns and screencapped by GigaOM (get better, Om) tells us of a few key players who will sit this one out.
SprintNextel and Clearwire are more oriented toward WiMax. As a result, they may feel they don't need the extra cell spectrum.
Comcast doesn't want to be a mobile access provider. They'd rather partner up with someone who is.
Same with DirecTV. They'd rather bundle up with an existing provider.
And as for Time Warner, kind of similar mobile strategy as Comcast's. They would rather bundle someone else's cell with their broadband.
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