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T-Metro Says It Will Shutter 10,000 MetroPCS sites if…

…their merger is approved by the federal government. This represents about 87% of all of the MetroPCS sites, excluding the DAS nodes. MetroPCS estimates that this will save them…really, T-Mobile…about $7B in site lease costs.

Doing some back-of-the-napkin calculations based on a 25 year average term, a $7B savings would work out to average blended . . . → Read More: T-Metro Says It Will Shutter 10,000 MetroPCS sites if…

Kramer.Firm Thanksgiving Doorbuster Sale

 

As a special incentive to attract new clients and retain our current clients, Kramer.Firm, Inc. will be giving a 95% discount on all work we perform between 8:00 p.m. PST on Thanksgiving through 11:00 a.m. PST on Black Friday. We’re very excited to make this offer. Just mention the Discount Code: “Idiotic Sale” . . . → Read More: Kramer.Firm Thanksgiving Doorbuster Sale

Former Mobilitie Site Owners: Beware of Estoppel Letters with Additional Terms

SBA recently acquired Mobilitie’s tower portfolio of over 2,300 tower sites.

My friend and trusted colleague, attorney Mike Ritter of Tower Seekers has sent me a copy of an interesting (and potentially disastrous) letter being sent to tower site landlords by SBA, a tower company that acquired Mobilitie’s tower sites.

SBA (or one of its . . . → Read More: Former Mobilitie Site Owners: Beware of Estoppel Letters with Additional Terms

Municipal Cell Site Lease Transactions

A couple of years ago, John Pestle and I conducted a cell tower lease rent analysis for the International Municipal Lawyers Association. That study was valuable to show that cell site rents were all over the spectrum by location, deal points, time, and other components.

To assist my municipal attorneys and municipal consultant colleagues evaluate . . . → Read More: Municipal Cell Site Lease Transactions

Did Sprint+Network Vision-Lightsquared = Sprint+Clearwire+Softbank?

I’ve been thinking about why Sprint has now decided to sell itself to Softbank.

It seems to me that one possible answer would be to blame Clearwire and then LightSquared.

Clearwire was to be Sprint’s first (but not last) 4G answer, but WiMax never took off. In fact, the only thing about Clearwire that took . . . → Read More: Did Sprint+Network Vision-Lightsquared = Sprint+Clearwire+Softbank?

Bye-bye, Sprint. Hello New Sprint?

Here are key details of Softbank’s purchase of 70% of Sprint:

Details of New Sprint

4 a.m. EDT Webcast: Is Sprint going…going…gone?

 

Just sent out by Sprint…a 4 a.m. press conference? Seems like they’re about to announce their deal with ________________.

 

Sprint to Hold Webcast

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 15, 2012 – Sprint (NYSE: S) will hold a special webcast at 4:00 a.m. ET on October 15, 2012. Interested investors, analysts and . . . → Read More: 4 a.m. EDT Webcast: Is Sprint going…going…gone?

Jonathan Atkin on the pending T-Metro marriage

Jonathan Atkin analyzes the wireless sector for RBC Capital Markets, LLC.

Better put, Jon dissects the wireless sector, looking at the players, numbers, and technologies in multiple contexts and from multiple angles spotting nuances leading to a much deeper and more complete worldview of wireless.

I have had the pleasure of hearing Jon present at . . . → Read More: Jonathan Atkin on the pending T-Metro marriage

T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Merge (“T-Metro”?)

[Updated: Some clever person registered T-Metro.com in May of 2012! jlk]

Merger announced today. T-Metro (my name; not theirs…yet) will be the 4th largest carrier after Sprint Nextel.

According to Fierce Wireless, the deal is structured as a recapitalization. MetroPCS will perform a reverse stock split (1 new share for every two existing shares), . . . → Read More: T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Merge (“T-Metro”?)

Nextel kick’n ‘um on the way out…

As you may have heard, Sprint Nextel is shuttering a substantial number of its legacy Nextel iDEN tower sites. These sites are no longer necessary in light of Sprint decommissioning of the Nextel iDEN service and combining technologies through its grand Network Vision Project (for more on Network Vision, click here).

For impacted Nextel tower . . . → Read More: Nextel kick’n ‘um on the way out…

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