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Potential New Bidder for Telefonica UK Limited (“O2”)

Following on from the previous monthly news regarding the proposed Hutchison Whampoa acquisition of O2 it has emerged that Sky could be pivotal in a separate bid for O2. The European competition regulator blocked the Hutchison deal but as has been reported in the Business section of the Telegraph, Sky has emerged as the potential…
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Cell:cm Chartered Surveyors director Philip Morris speaking at Henry Stewart conference

Cell:cm Chartered Surveyors director Philip Morris will be speaking at the Henry Stewart conference on Telecom Infrastructure and Real Estate held on 27th February 2014. The event will be held in London on 27th February 2014. Philip Morris will hold a talk titled ‘Current thinking on licence and lease terms and rent review/lease renewal negotiations…
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The Law Commission has published its report into the Electronic Communications Code

The Law Commission has today published its report making recommendations to form the basis of a revised Electronic Communications Code. Cell:cm Chartered Surveyors and our clients responded to the consultation process prior to this report being produced. The Law Commission summarised: The Code was enacted in 1984. It sets out the regime that governs the rights of…
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Ofcom announces winners of the 4G mobile auction

It was announced this morning the winners and losers of the 4G LTE spectrum auctions. Ofcom reported: ‘After more than 50 rounds of bidding, Everything Everywhere Ltd, Hutchison 3G UK Ltd, Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd (a subsidiary of BT Group plc), Telefónica UK Ltd and Vodafone Ltd have all won spectrum. This is suitable for rolling…
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UK’s largest cellco gets government help with 4G

Everything Everywhere announces 1.8GHz LTE plans under ‘EE’ brand, as government works to avert legal challenges, Cell:cm has learned. Rethink Wireless reports the UK government played a key role in giving the country’s largest cellco, Everything Everywhere (EE), an open road to launch LTE services before year end. EE announced its plans on Tuesday, promising…
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US firms in active antenna trial: good news for macro site providers

Active antennas are poised to play a critical role in LTE deployments, supporting greater capacity and coverage, more flexible use of spectrum bands, and power efficiency, cell:cm Chartered Surveyors has learned. News source Rethink Wireless reports one of the world’s first major field trials, with an unnamed US operator in the 700MHz band, claims to have…
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How often do operators need to access their sites?

If sites are running smoothly they only need routine visits a couple of times a year. There are many other reasons for access though, from agents looking at upgrade proposals to safe to climb inspections, equipment checks and construction works. Sites could be accessed every week and at any time of the day or night….
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There’s a lot of apparatus on my rooftop. I don’t know who’s is who’s?

Operators change their site configurations regularly. Equipment is added and not always removed. The only way to be certain what is installed is to inspect your rooftop. Our site audit service will confirm exactly what is installed by each operator on your site.

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