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Mobilitie

New Mobilitie Design: The ‘Fanny Pack’

Mobilitie, the purveyor for Sprint of such new but instant classic wireless designs as:

The “Speargun” Design *

and

The “Pox on a Pole” Design (this is the Walrus version) *

and

The “Stick it Up Your Pole” Design *

has (finally) come up with a fairly-decent site configuration. I call the . . . → Read More: New Mobilitie Design: The ‘Fanny Pack’

Legal

A Cell Tower Lease Landlord Attorney’s Dangerous Tool – A Tape Measure

Over the years, my staff and I have inspected a heck of a lot of cell sites on behalf of our cell site landlord clients for lease compliance purposes, and for local governments who ask us to perform the same inspections for permit compliance purposes.

Well, it turns out that somewhere about 30% to 40% . . . → Read More: A Cell Tower Lease Landlord Attorney’s Dangerous Tool – A Tape Measure

6409

Rarer than the Loch Ness Monster: the Mono-Scaffold Wireless Tower!

The elusive and never-before photographed Mono-Scaffold wireless tower. Click to enlarge.

It is rare that I have the privilege of capturing a never-before documented wireless tower design. Yet fate has chosen to grace me by allowing me to find, in the wild, this most elusive of wireless tower designs…

…the Mono-Scaffold!

While hereto-now only . . . → Read More: Rarer than the Loch Ness Monster: the Mono-Scaffold Wireless Tower!

6409

FCC Offers “Guidance” on Sec. 6409(a)

Yesterday, January 25th, the FCC released a public notice titled, “WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU OFFERS GUIDANCE ON INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 6409(a) OF THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012” (DA 12-2047).

As an aside, I note that the Commission did not consult with its own Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, much less advise them . . . → Read More: FCC Offers “Guidance” on Sec. 6409(a)

Cable TV Operators

Is Tower Building a Dirty Job?

Apparently, tower building is a Dirty Job, according to Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs.” I happen to love the show, and I love towers, so what’s not to love about this?

The February 7th show has Mike joining the Great Plains Towers crew as they build a new stick. No doubt this . . . → Read More: Is Tower Building a Dirty Job?

Legal

FCC’s New Rules Regarding Migratory Birds

Turkey Vultures in Pittsburg, California find this CrownCastle tower very pleasant, indeed!

The FCC has recently released new rules requiring public notice and and opportunity to comment on new Antenna Structure Registration (“ASR”) applications. These new rules, released on December 9th, 2011 are explained by the Commission in the following three paragraphs:

1. In this . . . → Read More: FCC’s New Rules Regarding Migratory Birds

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?

General

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

Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases

March 3, 2011: 2 hour live teleconference 1 pm ET (12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT)

Teleconference Highlights:

The wireless industry has built more than 250,000 cell sites in the United States in the past 20 years. But many more cell sites are needed as iPhones, iPads and the like strain existing . . . → Read More: Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases

Gallery

A Truly Twisted Cell Tower

Attention creative wireless site planners: A truly twisted cell tower has risen from a mesa in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This uniquely designed multi-carrier cell tower constructed in the Mesa del Sol area in Albuquerque, New Mexico, just south of the airport.

The architect for this site is Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.

This site isn’t quite . . . → Read More: A Truly Twisted Cell Tower

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