I heard Stoopy clearly saying that SBAC would start concentrating on the East coast.
According to their website however they are still looking for the following people:
Apprentice - Tower, Fremont, CA
Construction Project Manager, Costa Mesa, CA
Journeyman - Civil, Fremont, CA
Leasing Administrator, Costa Mesa, CA
Project Coordinator, Costa Mesa, CA
Property Specialist II, Costa Mesa, CA
Team Leader, Costa Mesa, CA
Utilities Coordinator, Costa Mesa, CA
Zoning Specialist, Costa Mesa, CA
California ain't the East coast, right?
No, but AT&T Wireless has 18 mths only to run on a contract to build out 3G services on behalf of NTT DoCoMo [of Japan - & a major AT&T Wireless] shareholder ... at least 1,000 new cell site are involved [cities are San Fran, Seattle, San Diego & Dallas]... others are also rolling out 3G [W-CDMA] stuff.
Thus adding 2 and 2 together this says that they are keeping the development divsion and pushing for this business.
BTW Cap-ex spending IS on the mend ...
As far as I know, AT&T was only rolling out 2.5G EDGE on their networks which provides slightly faster transmission speeds over GPRS.
If you look at DoCoMo's W-CDMA system over in Japan, you can see how they've launched live streaming video on their handsets. Check out the 3G FOMA videophone demo at this link:
Of course, W-CDMA requires substantially more base stations than existing wireless technologies which of course would mean BIG BUCKS for an outfit like SBAC. Frankly, I'd love to see AT&T deploy W-CDMA in just a small part of the California market.
Thanks for the info Spal. This indicates that SBAC is working hard in turning also their services into a more profitable business. We shouldn't be surprised if we see a rise in the sales of their services this quarter.
It was my understanding that the company would be focusing on its East coast operations from here on in.
But Costa Mesa in Southern California and Fremont on the southern edge of the Bay Area in Northern California are both very high traffic wireless corridors. What that has to do with anything is anybody's guess.
Ada, I think you may want to put that order back in for SIRI. 1.70 would be a great buyin. IMHO. Check out NPRO too. They have a presentation next wednesday in DC. To find out what boards a poster is on, just scroll down to the search at bottom of message board, type in screen name, and click search all. For doc.
All of the positions mentioned are services related. I understand that they may be selling their services division together with all ongoing projects and contracts.
It could be that they have service contracts to fulfill and are going ahead business as usual since no sale of the services division is certain. If this is the case and they are short of personnel ... hence the solicitations.
Does this mean they are going to have new towers built over there ? Good...
About the eastcoast true he said that, but didn't he mean with that concentrating on the ones that are already operational ? At least that's how I interpreted it.