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AGL Denver Conference Update 8:50 AM MDT

Brian Allen, Business Development Manager – West, TowerCo says the average monthly revenue per cell site is about $52,000; Predicts that the number of tower sites will double over the next 9 years (to about 525,000), but growth could be substantially greater than that based on other published reports. Lots of outstanding industry stats. More . . . → Read More: AGL Denver Conference Update 8:50 AM MDT

General

Tripp May is Back (for the Summer)

I’m very pleased to report that Tripp May has rejoined the Kramer Firm staff. Tripp just completed his 1L year at the University of San Diego Law School.

This Summer Tripp will be re-sharpening his telecom law and technology skills here on staff.

Susan Gov and I are glad that Tripp’s back!

Jonathan

. . . → Read More: Tripp May is Back (for the Summer)

AGL Magazine

When (Wireless) Worlds Collide…Will Site Landlords Get $quashed?

Today’s (4/15/11) AGL Bulletin carries a buried-lead story about Sprint’s deployment of new, flexible base stations that are multi-modal, multi-band, and potentially multi-user.

Faced with Data Surge, Carriers to ‘Feed the Beast’ with Base Station Innovation

Noting the importance of scale, spectrum and innovation, representatives of Sprint Nextel and Clearwire discussed how the growth of . . . → Read More: When (Wireless) Worlds Collide…Will Site Landlords Get $quashed?

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AGL Bulletin: With GPS Complications, Short-Term Site Growth May Elude LightSquared

From today’s (4/15/11) AGL Bulletin.

With GPS Complications, Short-Term Site Growth May Elude LightSquared

The tower industry’s dreams of being a part of LightSquared’s plans to deploy 40,000 high-power transmitters may have to wait. Given the potential for interference to its spectrum neighbor, GPS, the proposed nationwide broadband network may not trigger significant site . . . → Read More: AGL Bulletin: With GPS Complications, Short-Term Site Growth May Elude LightSquared

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More on Substantial Evidence (YAT-MC) (T-Mobile v. City of Margate)

In T-Mobile South LLC v. City of Margate (Florida) decided on April 4, 2011 (SD FL Case No. 10–cv–60029), District Judge Alan Gold discussed the topic of substantial evidence in several interesting lights.

In granting summary judgment to T-Mobile, Judge Gold said

d. “Substantial Evidence”Looking beyond the text of the . . . → Read More: More on Substantial Evidence (YAT-MC) (T-Mobile v. City of Margate)

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Orgonite: The Cure for Cell Towers!

I’ve just learned about an amazing but little known homemade compound structure that can protect people from cell towers. It’s called Orgonite, and you can make it at home.

According to the following text I found on the Internet, Orgonite has amazing properties! According to the Orgonite web site:

Orgonite: A proven effective solution.

This . . . → Read More: Orgonite: The Cure for Cell Towers!

AT&T Wireless

AT&T&T Likely to Have to Divest Portions of Networks

Reuters is reporting that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson believes that his company will have to divest portions of its existing wireless network to secure federal permissions to acquire T-Mobile. Stephenson’s comments were made in New York at a Council on Foreign Relations event held on March 30, 2011

My suspicion is that T-Mobile will be . . . → Read More: AT&T&T Likely to Have to Divest Portions of Networks

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The GPS World Lines Up Against LightSquared

In yet another bold step to block LightSquared from initiating its high-powered terrestrial wireless service on a band adjacent to the GPS weak signal downlink band, a consortium of GPS manufacturers and industry users have formed the “Coalition to Save Our GPS” (on the web at SaveOurGPS.org).

This site has various news clipping and documents . . . → Read More: The GPS World Lines Up Against LightSquared

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LightSquared v. GPS Users: We’ll know on June 15, 2011

At the direction of the FCC on January26, 2011 (See: http://tinyurl.com/lightsquared-fcc-file for all of the filings), LightSquared and the GPS Industry Council have formed a working group. The working group will conduct tests of LightSquared’s transmission system to determine whether LightSquared’s proposed filter solution will resolve the demonstrated potential for interference to GPS users . . . → Read More: LightSquared v. GPS Users: We’ll know on June 15, 2011

DAS

lightRadio? Really?!

Bell Labs has unveiled its lightRadio cell site in a cube system. It’s received a lot of press from around the world over the past few weeks about it being ‘THE NEXT BIG THINK TO KILL OFF TRADITIONAL CELL SITES.’

Well, maybe not.

Digging a bit deeper into the apparent technology underpinning the system produces . . . → Read More: lightRadio? Really?!