Just to satisfy my own curiosity, I checked on the number of Antenna Structure Registrations over the last four years to see what they showed in terms of site growth. (courtesy of Chuck Pergrim of Percon) As most of my readers will know, the FCC does not require Antenna Structure Registrations for all towers, particularly those that do not require FAA notification. (Typically under 200′) [Read more…]
9/23/15: Update on iDEN
On July 1, 2013, Sprint shut down its (via its merger with Nextel) national iDEN network completely. It plans to utilize the spectrum that once serviced iDEM to augment exist 3G/4G networks, and to create new ones in some markets. [Read more…]
The news is out- Verizon is listed as the top carrier by Consumer Reports. I am sure that we will see a number of press releases from various carriers who were not number one claiming that the testing was flawed or exhorting virtues that Consumer Reports did not mention. (Like Sprint’s Used To Be the Largest All Digital Network) [Read more…]
In a series of new press releases from Cingular regarding cell tower development in the SouthEast, there is a common statment included. “Cingular is not only planning to build additional sites across (pick state) to further enhance the local networks, but also to “cherry pick” sites from the existing AT&T Wireless network that will quickly add coverage to areas of need.” [Read more…]
My consulting company, Steel in the Air, provides lease negotiation assistance for landowners who have been approached by a wireless company like Cingular, Nextel, T-Mobile, or Verizon to assist then in negotiating their cell tower ground lease. [Read more…]
Welcome to the first post on the Steel in the Air – Cell Tower Info blog. I’m Ken Schmidt, the Founder.
First off, let me start by telling you that if you are looking for news clippings about cell towers, Steel in the Air provides a newsletter that focuses on happenings within the cell tower industry that impact both developers and landowners. The newsletter comes out every Friday and can be subscribed to by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read more…]