Category Archives: Key Events in the Wireless Industry

A Brief Word From the CEO…

I attended CTIA in Las Vegas in late May. What struck me was the de-emphasis on macro sites and tower-based infrastructure in the agenda and (much) heavier focus on small cell sites. Small site infrastructure means both DAS and simply … Continue reading

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A Brief Word from the CEO…

Since my last posting, it is now entirely clear that T-Mobile’s network upgrade is that company’s most important priority – and this make MetroPCS rent very, very vulnerable. T-Mobile will be able to service the former MetroPCS subscribers with their … Continue reading

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A brief word from the CEO…

There have been 2 major cell site industry events in the past few weeks: (1) the merger of MetroPCS into T-Mobile, and (2) a sale of USCell customers and network to Sprint in certain Midwest markets. Both events will result … Continue reading

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A Brief Word From the CEO…

There are several key events that have happened recently in the wireless industry but the biggest is Softbank’s investment in Sprint and T-Mobile’s backdoor IPO through MetroPCS. Both events will mean network consolidation. T-Mobile and MetroPCS will now have overlapping … Continue reading

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Apple’s Cook: We don’t need to be a wireless carrier

Apple’s CEO Cook noted that most of Apple’s business occurs outside the United States. ”Owning something just in the U.S. would not have great value in our total worldwide footprint,” he said. “I really think that guys that have it know … Continue reading

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LightSquared: Icahn sells holdings, company keeps battling default

LightSquared has gained room in negotiations to avoid defaulting on 1.6 billion debt, Read more…

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Sprint ends network-hosting deal with LightSquared, will repay $65M

The termination of the deal was expected after regulators at the FCC effectively blocked LightSquared from launching its network.  Read more…

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How the iPhone Zapped Carriers

Why is the U.S. wireless industry in such straits, as shown by AT&T Inc.’s crucial but failed plan to buy T-Mobile USA?  Read more…

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Where does T-Mobile go from here for 4G?

If the AT&T and T-Mobile merger does not go through, it is likely T-Mobile will need another source for its 4G strategy. Continue reading

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What are your thoughts on the AT&T/T-Mobile deal?

As a cell site property owner, do you think the FCC should hold public hearings on the AT&T/TMO merger? Continue reading

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