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Which Way L.A. Explores Cell Tower Siting Issues

Warren Olney, host of Which Way L.A. on KCRW (NPR in Southern California) devoted a segment of today’s program to wireless tower siting.

Titled, “The No Longer Hidden Cost of Wireless Technology” Warren focus on the looming debate about more cell sites closer to their customers.

Richard Stein, a Los Angeles resident with an existing . . . → Read More: Which Way L.A. Explores Cell Tower Siting Issues

AT&T Wireless

Missouri Cell Tower Industry Driven Laws Struck Down by Judge

Missouri Coat of Arms

According to a published reports, Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce has issued a permanent injunction and declared the two laws as being invalid. This follows the preliminary injunction she issued on Aug. 27 staying the laws (HB 331) from taking effect as scheduled the next day.

Judge Joyce ruled . . . → Read More: Missouri Cell Tower Industry Driven Laws Struck Down by Judge

Legal

Cell Site Denials: 11th Circuit on the “in writing” requirement

Today, in an artfully written decision, the Chief Judge of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals announced the decision of the court in T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Milton.

At issue was whether the City’s denial of three cell sites met the “in writing” requirement of 47 U.SC. § 332(c)(7)(B)(iii).

It seems as if . . . → Read More: Cell Site Denials: 11th Circuit on the “in writing” requirement

General

3rd Party Engineers, T-Mobile & Local Jurisdictions

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

AT&T Wireless

AT&T Wireless: It’s All About the Bandwidth, Dummy!

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!

Clearwire

Will T-Mobile or Dish Eat a Bug?

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?

Clearwire

It’s Official: FCC Approves the Marriages of Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire)

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)

Clearwire

FCC Approves SoftSprintClear deals…Apparently

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

Sprint Nextel

Bye-bye then, Nextel iDEN

Goodbye old Beep-Beep-Beep!

Exactly 1 minute ago, at 12:01 a.m. , Sprint decommissioned Nextel’s iDEN service.

It pulled the big plug. Flipped off the lights. Took its toys and went home.

No more beep-beep-beep. No more programming of weird handset codes to identify group users.

In fact, no more service if you have a . . . → Read More: Bye-bye then, Nextel iDEN

Gallery

T-Mobile’s Clever Way to Camo a Polish Cell Site

What better way for T-Mobile to promote its wireless service than to turn a cell site into a billboard advertisement for T-Mobile’s wireless service. It’s kind of a ‘two-fer.’

This billboard/cell site is located west of the Morawica area of Poland, just west of John Paul II International Airport (the Krakow, Poland Airport) on E462.

. . . → Read More: T-Mobile’s Clever Way to Camo a Polish Cell Site

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