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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?

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Signs Wireless Siting Degreg Bill (HB 331) into Law

Missouri local government and their residents will now be largely silenced as to the placement of wireless towers in communities.

Missouri Coat of Arms

Yesterday, Gov. Jay Nixon signed HB 331, including its “UNIFORM WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ACT” provisions.

HB 331 was lauded by the wireless industry and strongly opposed by the . . . → Read More: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Signs Wireless Siting Degreg Bill (HB 331) into Law

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)

Kramer’s FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Presentation 7/1/13

FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

On June 5, 2000, following nearly two years of work, the FCC released its national guidance, “A Local Government Official’s Guide to Transmitting Antenna RF Emission Safety: Rules, Procedures, and Practical Guidance” (the “Local Official’s Guide”).

The Local Official’s Guide was developed at the behest of the FCC’s Local . . . → Read More: Kramer’s FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Presentation 7/1/13

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

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 . . . → Read More: Bye-bye then, Nextel iDEN

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

Bye-bye Sprint Nextel…Hello SoftSprint!

Yes, this is a parody logo. You wondered?

Sprint Nextel is now a part of SoftBank.

Sprint reports that about 98% of its shareholders voted for the deal. The FCC approval seems like it will be pro forma.

Now, with the SoftSprint and SprintClear deals done, I suspect Dan Hesse is considering when . . . → Read More: Bye-bye Sprint Nextel…Hello SoftSprint!

Sprint to Clearwire: How ’bout a Bigger Dowry?

So, in the latest chapter of the SoftSprint-Clearwire-Dish matrimonial saga, it looks like SoftSprint will indeed take Clearwire to the alter.

Yesterday, Sprint (which had sued Clearwire just three days before to block the sale to Dish) decided to up its offer from $3.40 to $5.00, topping Dish’s offer of $4.40.

Just to make sure . . . → Read More: Sprint to Clearwire: How ’bout a Bigger Dowry?

Dish to Sprint: Tough! We’re headed to the alter with Clearwire!

It didn’t take long for Dish to fire off a public response to Sprint’s compliant to block Dish’s takeover of Clearwire. Here’s what Dish had to say, short and sweet:

“Sprint’s lawsuit is a transparent attempt to divert attention from its failure to deal fairly with Clearwire’s shareholders, as well as to exploit its majority . . . → Read More: Dish to Sprint: Tough! We’re headed to the alter with Clearwire!