T-Mobile’s National External Affairs (“NEA”) Newsletter is a monthly online publication aimed at T-Mobile’s outside siting professionals and others related to siting. NEA was kind enough to add me to their subscriber list.
What follows below is an article appearing in the July 2013 issue of T-Mobile’s National External Affairs’ Siting Newsletter. It describes T-Mobile’s . . . → Read More: 3rd Party Engineers, T-Mobile & Local Jurisdictions
(Updated: July 29, 2013. I’ve had a lot of comments about this post, all positive, so I start highlighting similar one-sided provisions in future posts.)
I’ve seen wireless carriers attempt land grabs before through a cell tower lease, but a current incarnation is particular amusing.
Framed as an “Emergency 911 Service” provision (hey, that . . . → Read More: Land Adjacent to a Cell Tower Lease: Worthless?
Well, as we all know by know, it turns out that T-Mobile would not feast on the insect. Rather, AT&T Wireless bit the Bug. Yum!
Cricket will go to AT&T, but that’s a bit of a misstatement. This deal has nothing to do about acquiring cell sites. This deal has nothing to do about keeping . . . → Read More: AT&T Wireless: It’s All About the Bandwidth, Dummy!
For those of you who write cell tower leases to protect site landlords, I’m sure you will be interested in a feature scholarly article that I had the privilege of co-authoring with Christina (Chris) Sansone of the Sansone Law Firm.
Titled, “What Landlords Should Know About Cell Site Leasing” and published in the current . . . → Read More: Cal. Real Prop. J. Wireless Leasing Article Co-Authored by Kramer
Is Leap Wireless a tasty bug?
According for FierceBroadbandWireless, which has a good eye for such things, T-Metro (really, T-Mobile and its recent meal, MetroPCS) might be getting hungry again. This time it may be looking to eat a bug, namely a Cricket (Wireless), which is the trade name for Leap Wireless.
Oddly, I’ve been . . . → Read More: Will T-Mobile or Dish Eat a Bug?
Missouri local government and their residents will now be largely silenced as to the placement of wireless towers in communities.
Missouri Coat of Arms
Yesterday, Gov. Jay Nixon signed HB 331, including its “UNIFORM WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ACT” provisions.
HB 331 was lauded by the wireless industry and strongly opposed by the Missouri . . . → Read More: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Signs Wireless Siting Degreg Bill (HB 331) into Law
To nobody’s surprise, the FCC has approved the Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire) deals. Here’s the press release just sent by Sprint…or should I say, SoftSprint: Federal Communications Commission Approves SoftBank’s Investment in Sprint and Sprint’s Acquisition of Clearwire
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., BELLEVUE, Wash. & TOKYO (BUSINESS WIRE), July 05, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission announced today that . . . → Read More: It’s Official: FCC Approves the Marriages of Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire)
FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee
On June 5, 2000, following nearly two years of work, the FCC released its national guidance, “A Local Government Official’s Guide to Transmitting Antenna RF Emission Safety: Rules, Procedures, and Practical Guidance” (the “Local Official’s Guide”).
The Local Official’s Guide was developed at the behest of the FCC’s Local and . . . → Read More: Kramer’s FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Presentation 7/1/13
According to a Bloomberg report today citing unnamed sources, two of the three sitting FCC Commissioners have approved the big TwoFer: Clearwire’s takeover by Sprint, and Sprint’s sale of itself to Softbank.
The decision, if in fact it has been made, has not yet been posted to the FCC’s web site.
Presuming the truth of . . . → Read More: FCC Approves SoftSprintClear deals…Apparently