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Wirefree Partners III Series 2005-1 Rating Cut After Sprint Nextel Downgrade; Outlook Stable May 08
Standard & Poors, May 2008
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) May 2, 2008--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today lowered its rating on the personal communication services (PCS) spectrum lease-backed notes issued by Wirefree Partners III LLC's (Wirefree's) series 2005-1 to 'BB' from 'BBB-'and removed it from CreditWatch, where it was placed with negative implications on March 3, 2008. The outlook is stable. The lowered rating and outlook assignment follow the May 1, 2008, lowering of the rating on Sprint Nextel Corp. (BB/Stable/NR). The actions were based on Standard & Poor's assessment that Sprint Nextel's business risk profile no longer supports an investment-grade rating given the company's deteriorating operating performance and lack of visibility in the wireless business, along with its increased financial leverage, due largely...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Sprint Nextel Corp.
Action: Outlook: Stable
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Sprint Nextel Corp.