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Financial

Lease Optimization – that old familiar story

Increasingly, wireless telecommunications landlords are being approached by firms representing their wireless carrier tenants for the purpose of securing a reduction in the rent and/or rent escalator the carrier pays to the landlord. Sometimes the demand is for a ‘rent vacation’ for up to several years.

Generally, the process described above is called, “Lease . . . → Read More: Lease Optimization – that old familiar story

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FCC Likely to Revisit RF Emissions Safety Rules

Wireless Week is reporting that the FCC may open an inquiry into its RF emissions safety standards.

WW reports that Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating a draft inquiry among the Commissioners that may (and is likely to be) voted on by the full Commission to require a in-depth review of the FCC’s existing environmental RF . . . → Read More: FCC Likely to Revisit RF Emissions Safety Rules

Legal

Why I Really Like Building Security Cameras

It’s not every day that I get to spend about 45 minutes with an LAPD investigating officer in the conference room of my office. But then again it’s not every day that a man brazenly lies to my staff to gain access to my office to case ‘da joint for a subsequent break-in. Here’s the . . . → Read More: Why I Really Like Building Security Cameras

AT&T Wireless

Sprint(ing) Forward to 800 MHz LTE

The FCC has granted Sprint’s request to allow it to deploy LTE services in its 800 MHz band assignments.

This is a big deal, both for Sprint and for LTE deployment as the de facto 4G-ish standard.

The FCC’s decision (found HERE) allows Sprint to re-purpose its Nextel 800 MHz spectrum (the old iDEN band) . . . → Read More: Sprint(ing) Forward to 800 MHz LTE

Legal

Reminder: “Cell Tower Deaths” Premiers on PBS Frontline Today

As a reminder, PBS Frontline in conjunction with ProPublica will present “Cell Tower Deaths” premiering TODAY/TONIGHT on PBS stations. The PBS Frontline page is here: (CLICK HERE).

No, this story is NOT about radio frequency emissions concerns. Rather, it focuses on the risk of building and servicing cell towers.

According to PBS:

The smartphone revolution . . . → Read More: Reminder: “Cell Tower Deaths” Premiers on PBS Frontline Today

FCC

LightSquared files for Bankrupcy (Chapter 11)

To the surprise of very few, LightSquared has filed for Bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11.

Given that the firm has virtually no path forward to use its frequencies to provide 4G-type services in light (no pun intended) of the apparently unresolvable GPS interference issues, Chapter 11 gives LightSquared a way to step back and . . . → Read More: LightSquared files for Bankrupcy (Chapter 11)

General

Cell Tower Deaths on PBS Frontline 5/22/12

PBS Frontline in conjunction with ProPublica will present “Cell Tower Deaths” premiering on May 22, 2012 on PBS stations. No, this story is NOT about radio frequency emissions concerns. Rather, it focuses on the risk of building and servicing cell towers. Those risks are significant.

According to PBS:

The smartphone revolution comes with . . . → Read More: Cell Tower Deaths on PBS Frontline 5/22/12

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My T-Mobile Headliner Slides

Attached to this posting are the slides I used today during my portion of the T-Mobile External Affairs Headliner Series presentation. I’ve also attached John Pestle’s slides.

We hope you find them useful.

Kramer’s T-Mobile Headliner Series Slides Pestle’s T-Mobile Headliner Series Slides

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If the Tower Doesn’t Grow, Can Municipalities Say No?

John Pestle of Varnum and I have been invited to speak on this month’s T-Mobile’s National External Affairs Headliner Speaker Series. This is a monthly conference call/webinar with hundreds of internal and external T-Mobile executives, managers, line-level staff, and outside contractors.

The title of our lecture, thought up by T-Mobile, is “If the Tower Doesn’t . . . → Read More: If the Tower Doesn’t Grow, Can Municipalities Say No?

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Kramer’s 6409 Webinar: Cal Bar Grants 1 hour of MCLE Credit

The State Bar of California has granted 1.0 hours of MCLE credit for attorneys attending Jonathan’s Sec. 6409 Webinar on April 5th. This follows the American Planning Association’s approval of Certification Maintenance credit of 1.0 hours for LAW.

If you are a government attorney outside of California, you may still be able to receive CLE . . . → Read More: Kramer’s 6409 Webinar: Cal Bar Grants 1 hour of MCLE Credit