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Sprint v. Palos Verdes Estates: Dismissed with Prejudice

Sprint and the City of Palos Verdes Estates agreed to dismiss the federal court case which has run since 2004. Their motion to dismiss, with prejudice, was approved by the judge and the order was entered on March 30, 2010.

Note: I’ve been one of Palos Verdes Estates experts in this case for years. -jlk

AT&T Wireless

Cows in Action!

That’s COWs as in Cells on Wheels. I was digging through my collection of cell site photos and ran across a few I hadn’t posted from the October 2007 fires in Orange County. I’ve added a few photos of AT&T’s cow, and Nextel’s 20KW portable generator. The photos are in the celltowersites.com/gallery/ in the COWs . . . → Read More: Cows in Action!

Sprint Nextel

And it won’t cause explosions, either!

Sprint is featuring this nifty little Motorola handset, the i365IS, which it says “…is incapable of releasing sufficient electrical or thermal energy to ignite fuel and cause a fire or explosion. Intrinsically safe devices are safe to use in hazardous areas that may contain flammable gasses, vapors or dust.”

Cool!

The basic specifications for this . . . → Read More: And it won’t cause explosions, either!

Financial

Sprint Nextel to release 4Q08 Results on 2/19/09

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb 06, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2008 on Thursday, Feb. 19. The results will be posted at www.sprint.com/investors at approximately 7 a.m. EST. Sprint Nextel management will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EST to discuss the . . . → Read More: Sprint Nextel to release 4Q08 Results on 2/19/09

Femtocells

Why do I have to Place the FemtoCell Near a Window?

The various femtocells being marketed by the major carriers require that they be place near a window.

Huh? They need a good view to not feel along all day?

Actually, it’s because the femtocells need to know where they are installed so that the carriers can (try to) meet the E-911 location requirements.

Femtocells have . . . → Read More: Why do I have to Place the FemtoCell Near a Window?

Financial

Sprint Nextel Schedules 4Q08 Earnings Announcement

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 6, 2009–Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2008 on Friday, Feb. 27. The results will be posted at www.sprint.com/investors at approximately 7 a.m. EST. Sprint Nextel management will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EST to discuss the results, and details . . . → Read More: Sprint Nextel Schedules 4Q08 Earnings Announcement

Legal

Important Court Decision Restores Local Govt. Control on Zoning for Wireless

(Note from Jonathan: This article was written by my colleague Robert Smith, and published at Planetizen.com. I’m reprinting the article here with Robert’s permission to ensure a wider readership. Note, however, that the decision reported here does not mean everything you might think it does. For example, local zoning controls in Section 332 are recognized . . . → Read More: Important Court Decision Restores Local Govt. Control on Zoning for Wireless

Sprint Nextel

Is Sprint Beating a Dead Horse?

In an article published in the Halloween edition of the Kansas City Star, Dan Hesse, the CEO of Sprint Nextel and its latest TV spokesperson said that Sprint would hand on Nextel and “rejuvenate this important asset.”

Well, having paid $38B to acquire Nextel, and having written down ‘goodwill’ of $30B of that purchase amount . . . → Read More: Is Sprint Beating a Dead Horse?

Legal

Thinking about Sprint v. County of San Diego

By now many/most/all? of you know that on September 11th, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Sprint Telephony PCS, L. P. v. County of San Diego case. The court held 11-0 that the ‘Auburn’ decision standard announced by the same court eight years ago was wrong, and reversed itself.

. . . → Read More: Thinking about Sprint v. County of San Diego

General

Choosing a Municipal Wireless Consultant – A Wireless Industry View

Wireless Industry attorney Scott Olson of Cooper Erving & Savage LLP (Albany, NY) has written a very interesting blog essay on his “Cell Tower Siting Blog” offering hiring suggestions to governments looking to employ wireless advisers. The title of his essay is, “Choosing a Wireless Consultant.”

Scott Olson, Esq.

While it may seen like . . . → Read More: Choosing a Municipal Wireless Consultant – A Wireless Industry View