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Elements of Bad Wireless Site Design

And now, another entry into Kramer’s “Elements of Bad Wireless Site Design.” T-Mobile constructed a wireless site at a church in Milton, Mass. The antennas are installed so that they are visible in the church’s tower. The photo here, taken by my colleague, Claude shows the antenna as visibly installed, and then I’ve overlaid a . . . → Read More: Elements of Bad Wireless Site Design

New California Wireless Bill is DEAD

As first discussed in THIS POST, T-Mobile wanted to fling open the doors to public property for temporary cell sites during/after certain emergencies. The bill was as drafted and later modified was riddled with problems and inconsistencies, and would have damaged Homeland Security.

I’m pleased to report that last week, SB 1252 was gutted by . . . → Read More: New California Wireless Bill is DEAD

Horse Manure Posting of the Week

Two Billion may suffer from cell phone cancers by 2020. Or maybe not. Or maybe it’ll be cancer induced by space aliens. Or maybe not. Or maybe it’ll be global warming, or global cooling, or…

Click here to read the horse manure posting of the week.

jlk

T-Mobile’s New Bill in California

T-Mobile, the wireless telephone carrier, has sourced a Bill carried by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles, 20th District) that would, during proclaimed emergencies or upon the declaration of an emergency by the President, allow wireless telecommunications carriers to enter onto public property and set up emergency re­placement cell sites for existing sites . . . → Read More: T-Mobile’s New Bill in California

VOIPNow.org Recognizes celltowersites.com

We’re pleased to be listed on VOIPNow.org‘s list of 100 Top Telecom Industry Blogs. They said,

Jonathan Kramer on Wireless Tower Siting: If any one blog really fits the “Niche” category, this is it. Kramer set this blog up over a decade ago because he knew “that government and private wireless planners are very visual . . . → Read More: VOIPNow.org Recognizes celltowersites.com

Lost the Edge?

Edge Wireless has been absorbed by AT&T Wireless when it purchased the outstanding 64% of the stock of the firm.

Edge was formed in 1999 by Wayne Perry (a member of the Board of Directors and a former Vice Chairman of of AT&T Wireless), Cal Cannon and Donnie Castleman (alums execs of McCaw Cellular).

Edge . . . → Read More: Lost the Edge?

New Gallery Photos

I’ve just uploaded a bunch of new photos to the camouflaged section of the celltowersites.com cell site gallery. To view the photos, just click on the large photo at the top of the page, and then select the camouflage site gallery.

Jonathan

T-Mobile sues City of San Bernardino, California

T-Mobile (Omnipoint Communications, Inc.) has sued the City of San Bernardino, California alleging violations of 47 U.S.C. 332(c)(7)(B)(iii) and 47 U.S.C. 332(c)(7)(B)(i)(I) of the “Federal Telecommunications Act of 1966 (sic)”, as well as alleging a violation of the U.S. Constitution Supremacy Clause.

The suit, filed by T-Mobile on March 20, 2008, concerns a City denial . . . → Read More: T-Mobile sues City of San Bernardino, California

DWW: The new offense, brought to you by AT&T and MediaFLO

Soon you’ll be able to speed down the highway who watching AT&T’s TV two-channel service on your mobile phone. Call it “Driving While Watching” (DWW).

“Gee, Judge, I really wanted to see the whole episode of Lost, so that’s why I accidentally hit that old lady crossing the street. Sure the light was red, but . . . → Read More: DWW: The new offense, brought to you by AT&T and MediaFLO

Eco-friendly MonoPalm in St. Lucia? Not really.

Cable and Wireless must get the prize for its odd attempt to position a fairly ugly monopalm as being eco-friendly.

This poorly designed monopalm is located on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

Poorly designed? Well, yes. Let take a close look at C&W’s monopine in the photo:

1. The monopalm has its antennas . . . → Read More: Eco-friendly MonoPalm in St. Lucia? Not really.