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    Pretty much everyone thinks Verizon needs an acquisition

    That includes Barclay's, about which this piece was posted on Fierce Wireless:

    https://www.fiercewireless.com/wirel...ntent-analysts

    This section interested me.

    “The company applies the same philosophy towards spectrum,” the Barclays analysts wrote, noting that Verizon also prefers to own its spectrum rather than leasing it. “But spectrum is a market by market decision. Some parts of DISH’s spectrum would be attractive to acquire for example—and Verizon’s engineers know which markets would be attractive to its current portfolio. But they don't look at the asset on a holistic basis—i.e. nationwide. Thus they don't believe it would be offered on a market by market basis. Similarly 2.5GHz is attractive as a coverage layer for 5G, but lease terms for part of it make it less attractive because it subjects the carrier to potential pricing risks down the line.”
    But they might be interested in doing an acquisition for content, instead. Personally, I'd be less interested in that.

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    Pretty much everyone thinks Verizon needs an acquisition

    I for one would be happy if Verizon stayed out of Entertainment, Advertising, Content Serving, etc...Hey if anything they should get into Business Cloud Computing...buy RIM or something and create a B2B secure communication and data infrastructure.

    (One reason I say this is AT&T’s acquisition ofDirectTV has really cluttered their website and stores and made it very confusing to buy AT&T wireless service and I don’t want to see Verizon try to copy them.)

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    I'm with you on that. I don't want to see that either. The good news is that they've signaled they have no interest in doing it.

    What I would really like to see is them get more spectrum. At a minimum, they should go after some more fiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weskeene View Post
    That includes Barclay's, about which this piece was posted on Fierce Wireless:

    https://www.fiercewireless.com/wirel...ntent-analysts

    This section interested me.



    But they might be interested in doing an acquisition for content, instead. Personally, I'd be less interested in that.
    Barclay's did not recommend that Verizon do any M&A. They suggested Verizon COULD. So who are all these others that think Verizon needs an acquisition?

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    Ok here’s my idea. Verizon needs to build a kick butt mobile video/TV app and also offer (in the future) 5G home internet and call it....Fios mobile. Or wireless fios. Something along those lines and they will have people tripping over them self’s to sign up. Fios has a great reputation and people in my area basically beg for it.

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    "Pretty much everyone thinks Verizon needs an acquisition."

    I don't, and neither do any of my friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterfield View Post
    "Pretty much everyone thinks Verizon needs an acquisition."

    I don't, and neither do any of my friends.
    Not to mention they have far too much debt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fgpalm View Post
    Not to mention they have far too much debt.


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    No one told them they had to go out and buy failing web companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fgpalm View Post
    Ok here’s my idea. Verizon needs to build a kick butt mobile video/TV app and also offer (in the future) 5G home internet and call it....Fios mobile. Or wireless fios. Something along those lines and they will have people tripping over them self’s to sign up. Fios has a great reputation and people in my area basically beg for it.
    Verizon’s plan as of now if to offer Fixed 5G in States that have Fios, but the areas in those states that don’t have it. In my opinion, Verizon should start branching outside their northeastern stronghold.
    --Bentley

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    Quote Originally Posted by weskeene View Post
    No one told them they had to go out and buy failing web companies.
    Unless their plan is to put all yahoo products in a “fast lane” or block you from using other email providers...I agree yahoo was a dumb buy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fgpalm View Post
    Unless their plan is to put all yahoo products in a “fast lane” or block you from using other email providers...I agree yahoo was a dumb buy.


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    I have to believe that money would have been better spent elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weskeene View Post
    I have to believe that money would have been better spent elsewhere.
    Wonder how many small cells they could have built for those $$


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    Quote Originally Posted by fgpalm View Post
    Wonder how many small cells they could have built for those $$


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    Yep. Or replaced panels. Or new macros. Or spectrum. Almost anything you can think of related to the wireless business would have been a better use of money. But it's water under the bridge now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    Verizon’s plan as of now if to offer Fixed 5G in States that have Fios, but the areas in those states that don’t have it. In my opinion, Verizon should start branching outside their northeastern stronghold.
    Yeah, if they want to be known for anything other than their wireless... It was high tide along time ago to come out of the NE SANDBOX.
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    Verizon has already invested heavily into entertainment by purchasing AOL and Yahoo which were combined into Oath.

    The $1.5 billion agreement over a 5 years with the NFL is a head scratcher since the deal does not grant Verizon exclusive rights to wireless streaming. Other right holders such as TV can stream the games.

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