Andrew Lipman’s Telecom Regulatory Update 2024 Presentation

By Armand Musey | April 17, 2024

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ Andrew Lipman, gave his midyear Telecom Regulatory update. Andrew graciously shared his slide deck with us here: The State of US Telecom and Media Regulatory and Competition Issues Click Here to Watch the Presentation

Rip & Replace Data Understates Participants Incurred Spending Costs

By Armand Musey | February 16, 2024

Participants in the FCC’s Secure and Trusted Communication Program (“SCRP” or “Rip & Replace”) are much closer to hitting their initial 39.5% allocation budgets than publicly available data from their “Spending Reports” or the FCC’s semi-annual report to Congress would suggest.[1] As a leading provider of FCC reimbursement support services, Summit Ridge Group (“Summit Ridge”…

Summit Ridge Group Promotes Four Key Members

By Armand Musey | February 15, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Summit Ridge Group (“SRG”), the leading financial and business valuation consulting boutique focused on telecom, media and satellite industries, is delighted to announce today the well-deserved promotions of four of its team members. Fan Jia is promoted to Director, after joining SRG in 2017 as its second employee. She leads the team…

Unofficial Notes: 2024 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium (February 1, 2024)

By Armand Musey | February 5, 2024

<<Full Notes (20 pages) here >> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY NTIA’s sixth annual Spectrum Policy Symposium (the “Symposium”) took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on February 1, 2024. The Symposium focused on implementing the National Spectrum Strategy (“NSS”), which the White House released on Nov. 13, 2023, along with a presidential memorandum on…

2024 Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference (“PTC’24”) Notes

By Armand Musey | February 1, 2024

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY <<Full Conference Notes (37 pages) here>> The two big words at the conference were “AI” and “Geopolitical Risk.” There was a near-religious belief that AI would drive bandwidth and processing demand growth to rates never seen before. However, there was little data to support AI-driven demand growth, or even “killer app” use cases…

Secure Networks Act: Third Report Shows Acceleration

By Armand Musey | January 29, 2024

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg I.              Program Background The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (the “Secure Networks Act” or the “Act”), after unanimous approval by the House of Representatives in mid-December 2019, was passed by the Senate on February 27, 2020, and signed by President Trump on March 12, 2020.   The Secure Networks…

Notes from Forum Global’s 2023 America’s Spectrum Management Conference (held October 10-11, 2023 in Washington D.C.

By Armand Musey | January 14, 2024

Executive Summary << Full Notes (26 pages) Available Here >> The 12th Annual Americas Spectrum conference revolved around several major topics: WRC 23, including fierce debates around the future of the 6 GHz band (How much should be licensed vs. unlicensed?, Should the FCC revisit its 6GHz decision?, etc.) as well as the NTIA’s upcoming…

Summit Ridge Group Broadens Expertise in Media, Satellite, Telecommunications, Technology, and Valuation with Key Industry Hires 

By Armand Musey | December 11, 2023

Kevin McElroy, CPA/ABV, ASA joins as Director, Yagnik Mehta, M.S. joins as Analyst NEW YORK , Dec. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Summit Ridge Group, LLC, the leading financial and business valuation consulting boutique focused solely on the telecommunications, media, and satellite industries, announced today two key appointments to its valuation and technology teams: Kevin McElroy, CPA/ABV, ASA has joined…

Summit Ridge Group and Partners Selected to Serve as FCC’s 3.45 GHz Clearinghouse

By Armand Musey | November 6, 2023

Summit Ridge Group, the leading financial and business valuation consulting boutique focused solely on the telecommunications, media, and satellite industries, announced today that the firm and its teaming partners JP Morgan Chase & Co. (“JP Morgan”) and Lerman Senter PLLC (“Lerman Senter,” and collectively, “Team Summit Ridge”) have been selected by the Federal Communication Commissions (FCC)…

Expire Before Launch: Will lack of Launch Capacity Stall the Future of the LEO Satellite Industry?

By Armand Musey | October 23, 2023

Executive Summary The significant growth in the satellite industry and increased demand for satellite services have driven rival satellite operators to request authorization to deploy more satellites. Since 2017, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has granted licenses for the deployment of more than 17,000+ Low Earth Orbit (“LEO”) satellites. Summit Ridge Group’s analysis shows…