Summit Ridge Group Bolsters Expertise in Advising Satellite, Telecom, Media, and Broadcast Industries with Appointment of Industry Experts

By Armand Musey | August 18, 2021

Robin Flynn joins as Advisor & Media Sector Consultant, Rebecca Hanson as Advisor & Regulatory Consultant, Whitney Q. Lohmeyer, Ph.D. as Advisor & Engineering Consultant NEW YORK (PRWEB) AUGUST 18, 2021 Summit Ridge Group, LLC, a leading provider of valuation and related financial advisory services in the communications sector, today announced three key appointments to its…

Rip and Replace: Latest Developments

By Rebecca Hanson | August 12, 2021

Last week, the FCC released its final filing procedures for telecom providers seeking reimbursement through the FCC’s $1.895 billion Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program, informally called “Rip and Replace” within the industry. See the FCC’s PN here:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-final-supply-chain-reimbursement-program-procedures. This is the program through which Congress will pay for the removal and replacement of…

Summit Ridge Group White Paper Analyzes FCC Reimbursement Programs

By Armand Musey | July 21, 2021

Summit Ridge Group is pleased to announce the release of its white paper, “FCC Reimbursement Programs: Background, Accounting, and Financial Considerations for Participants.” Our 20-page white paper is designed to provide participants with information about the non-obvious implications of such programs for participating entities. As wireless technology advances and the spectrum appropriate for such uses…

Wireless Spectrum Life Cycle – Not Exactly Like Real Estate

By Armand Musey | July 19, 2021

Spectrum license valuation is often analogized to real estate. It is physically bounded, effectively zoned by regulators for specific purposes, and often leased. The analogy of spectrum licenses to real estate is effective. However, almost all analogies eventually break down. The spectrum license/real estate analogy breaks down when considering long-term future use. March to Higher…

LEO Satellite Systems – The New Challenge for WISPs

By Armand Musey | July 7, 2021

There is a lot of news about how new low earth orbit (“LEO”) satellite projects, particularly front runner SpaceX’s Starlink system, are turning the satellite industry upside down. The Starlink team apparently broke the code on a path to consumer-priced hardware and is rolling out service region by region as it installs gateways around the…

Wireless Spectrum Investments Contribute to AT&T’s to Retreat from Media Aspirations

By Randy Reynolds | May 18, 2021

Discovery deal announcement[1] ends AT&T’s designs on a vertically integrated media and distribution empire. It unravels years of deal-making under the leadership of former CEO Randall Stephenson less than a year after his retirement. This deal follows the $16 billion spin-off in February of AT&T’s video distribution assets, including DirecTV, U-Verse video, and streaming service…

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Catalyze a Margin Opportunity for U.S. Wireless?

By Randy Reynolds | March 10, 2021

The three major U.S. wireless carriers have scheduled special events starting today (Wednesday, March 10, 2021) with Verizon and followed by T-Mobile tomorrow and AT&T Friday to inform and reassure the investor community of their strategies after the $81 billion C-Band auction. The auction’s surprising size may necessitate some belt-tightening as the carriers begin to…

C-Band Auction Shows More Demand in Small Markets & Top-3 Industry Implications

By Randy Reynolds | January 21, 2021

The FCC’s largest-ever auction of wireless spectrum ended on Friday with 280 MHz of C-Band spectrum fetching a record-setting $80,916,832,754. Demand in Smaller Markets Suggest New Entrants Bidding for the Partial Economic Area (PEA) sized geographies displayed the same trend we noted in other recent auctions (link to CBRS note) of increased interest outside the…

Summit Ridge Group Managing Director E. Barlow Keener Appointed Co-Chair of FCBA Wireless Telecommunications Committee

By Armand Musey | September 30, 2020

NEW YORK (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 Summit Ridge Group, LLC announced today that Managing Director E. Barlow Keener, JD, CIPP, has been appointed Co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s (“FCBA”) Wireless Telecommunications Committee for the 2020-2021 term. Additionally, Summit Ridge President J. Armand Musey, CFA, has been reappointed as a co-chair of the FCBA’s New…

Q2 Broadcaster Review – Somewhat Worse than Expected

By Bill Redpath | September 11, 2020

We all knew that the Second Quarter of 2020 was going to be bad financially for broadcasters.  And it was.  But a review of FQ22020[1] financial results filed with the SEC by publicly-traded radio and television broadcasters shows that the hit was much more severe for radio than television broadcasters. Summit Ridge Group (SRG) reviewed…