We have a wide array of experience that includes representing every major wireless provider in the U.S. – including commercial mobile service (CMRS) providers such as SouthernLINC Wireless, T-Mobile USA, Leap Wireless Cricket (now AT&T) – as well as early cellular, paging, and specialized mobile service companies (including AT&T Wireless, Nextel, MobileMedia/Arch, and Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile (now Verizon)).
We represent wireless providers, commercial mobile service (CMRS) providers, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), cable companies, shared tenant service, multi-dwelling unit and building access (BLEC) providers and utility owned, wholesale fiber lessors and developers including in the following areas:
Entry certification, FCC and all 50 state public service commissions.
Tariff and service guide preparation.
Negotiation of interconnection, wholesale, and building access agreements.
Voice-over-IP (VOIP) regulation and compliance.
Fiber build-outs; including Cell-site Access, and Ethernet.
Crafting “SLAs” for QOS, COS, jitter, and Ethernet metrics.
Pole attachments and Rights-of-way agreements with municipalities and utilities.
Network outsourcing and build-out; infrastructure sharing.
Equipment lease/purchase and vendor financing.
Mergers, acquisitions, financing, spin-offs and related opinion practice.
Nationwide and regional buildout of 3-G, 4-G and (most recently) LTE network deployment for some of the largest wireless carriers in the U.S.
A multi-city WiFi infrastructure deployment for one of the world’s largest corporate housing providers.
Wireless interconnection, access and commercial agreement negotiation under the 1996 Telecom Act for various large mobile carriers.
International roaming agreements.
Representation of one of the largest U.S. wireless carrier in disputed claim resolution in the WorldCom bankruptcy.
Representation of investor in start-up mobile satellite venture.
Mergers, acquisitions and secured financing transactions involving wireless carriers – including special purpose entity formation, spectrum leasing, and investment protection.
Negotiation of MVNO, distribution and “wireless partnering” transactions.