Takeaways and Thoughts after Meetings at ConnectX

ConnectX was earlier this month in New Orleans which I was personally ecstatic about. I love New Orleans and was thrilled that this year’s conference was there, especially right after the last weekend of JazzFest. Also, I enjoyed great conversations about the industry with some smart people. Here are some of my takeaways from those […]


Earlier this week, we received a call from a landowner who had been contacted multiple times about their lease. The most recent series of attempts was from a person with a foreign accent who claimed to be from one of the US-based cell tower lease buyout firms. (We spoke with the buyout firm, and they […]

The Early Days of the Cell Tower Lease Buyout Business

During my early days in the wireless industry while employed by a tower company, I worked alongside a site acquisition vendor named Nape Touchstone. Eventually, I ended up forming a company with him to build towers – back in the late 1990s. Nape was a character indeed – someone who had a pithy catchphrase for […]

Update on 2022 in Wireless- analysis and expectations.

Now that we have passed the midpoint of 2022, we thought it might be helpful to share our observations from the first half of 2022 and our expectations for the latter half. First, we start with wireless carrier and tower company activity: AT&T AT&T is deploying 5G (via C-Band spectrum) faster than expected. They allege […]

Q1 2022 State of the Industry Update from Ken

For anyone hoping that 2022 would slow down from 2021, that will not happen. We enjoyed a slight lull in activity in January, only to be slammed in February and March. What’s occupying us these days? AT&T C-Band Modifications. AT&T is adding C-Band equipment to their existing macrocells to provide mid-band (faster) 5G. Because they […]

Our Wireless Forecasts For 2020

As we do every year around this time, we provide our predictions for what we expect to happen in the upcoming year. Some of our predictions are safe and some are not. Some end up being correct and some aren’t. 1. 5G Continues to Underwhelm Consumers (For Now) . Wireless service providers launched their commercial […]