Phil Goldstein

Phil Goldstein

<p>Phil Goldstein is the editor of <em>FierceWireless</em>, and is the day-to-day editor of the publication. He also copyedits <em>FierceWireless:Europe</em>.&nbsp;Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was the managing editor of <em>The Daily Free Press</em>, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, as well as an intern for <em>The Times</em> of London. He gets excited about the latest smartphone launches like other gadget geeks, but is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity. He is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a&gt;. Follow <a href="http://twitter.com/fiercewireless">@FierceWireless</a&gt; on Twitter and find him on <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-goldstein/18/1b5/506">LinkedIn</a>.</p…;

Stories by Phil Goldstein

Phoenix Tower closes deal to buy 600 cell sites from T-Mobile

Phoenix Tower International (PTI) closed its transaction to buy or get management rights to more than 600 T-Mobile US cell tower sites, including the exclusive right to manage and operate the sites from T-Mobile via PTI&#39;s local U.S. subsidiaries. Terms of the deal, which was first announced in August, remain confidential.

American Tower also inked a master lease agreement with AT&T in Mexico

AT&amp;T&#39;s master lease agreement (MLA) with American Tower is not going to expire next year, but the holistic part of it will, which means that the carrier will start paying the tower company per site amendment. However, American Tower thinks it will keep seeing demand for new wireless network equipment installations from AT&amp;T, which is its biggest customer. Moreover, American Tower signed a new MLA with AT&amp;T covering the carrier&#39;s Mexican wireless assets.

Alaska's GCI pays FCC $620,000 fine, makes sure unlit towers get lit to improve air safety in remote areas

General Communication, Inc. (GCI) agreed to pay $620,500 for failing to register 118 cell towers as part of an FCC tracking system and for not properly lighting three towers located near airports. GCI says that since the unlit towers were discovered it has sent installers to the towers to make sure they were properly lit to improve safety and avoid any collisions with nearby aircraft.