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Financial

Lease Optimization – that old familiar story

Increasingly, wireless telecommunications landlords are being approached by firms representing their wireless carrier tenants for the purpose of securing a reduction in the rent and/or rent escalator the carrier pays to the landlord. Sometimes the demand is for a ‘rent vacation’ for up to several years.

Generally, the process described above is called, “Lease . . . → Read More: Lease Optimization – that old familiar story

Alltel

So, you don’t like your wireless store sales clerk?

J.D. Power and Associates has released their 2008 report on consumer satisfaction with wireless retail sales. It turns out that if you’re with Verizon or its newly purchased (consumed?) Alltel unit, then you’re

among the happiest customers. It’s another story altogether if you have Sprint Nextel.

But look closely at the scale: On the 1,000 . . . → Read More: So, you don’t like your wireless store sales clerk?

AT&T Wireless

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?

General

Wireless Carterfone Policy Paper from New America Foundation

The New America Foundation has released an interesting policy paper regarding Carterfone-type competition in the wireless sector. The following is from the New America Foundation website:

Working Paper

Wireless Carterfone

A Long Overdue Policy Promoting Consumer Choice and Competition Rob Frieden, Penn State University New America Foundation | January 2008

Abstract

Wireless carriers in the . . . → Read More: Wireless Carterfone Policy Paper from New America Foundation