Winners and Losers of the FCC Small Cell Order

On January 14, 2019, the FCC’s Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order went into effect and significantly reduced the rights of state and local public entities regarding their control of the placement of small cell or small wireless facilities. It limited their ability to charge wireless service providers for access to municipally owned poles […]

The main points non-technical reporters get wrong about 5G

I find it fascinating how non-technical reporters (for example An Investor's Primer: 5G, the Internet of Things, and Augmented/Virtual Reality and 5G Wireless Will Redraw the Wireless Industry Map: Who Stands to Lose?) try to simplify 5G and explain it in nearly binary fashion. So let’s get a few things straight: 1. Stop calling it a […]

Steel in the Air – Wireless Predictions for 2017

As we have done in years past, we look ahead to 2017 and share our forecasts for the coming year. All things considered, 2016 was a mediocre year for the industry. 2017 looks to be all about repositioning – meaning that while we don’t expect growth in CapEx, we do anticipate industry development in some […]

5G and LTE-U Test Markets for Each Wireless Carrier

We were curious what markets we would start seeing modifications requests come in for new antennas on existing cell towers for 5G and LTE-U installations.   These trials in most cases will require new antennas with new frequency bands.   So we created the map that you can see below- or see the online version of […]