Master Lease Agreements (MLAs) and Site Lease Agreements (SLAs)
Module 1 Industry Structure, introduced the idea that large wireless carriers have established MLAs with each other and tower companies. These MLAs may have been executed in one region of the country and then extended to include sister organizations in other regions across the US. Over time the agreements are amended or restated, recognizing new entity names, mergers, and acquisitions. Current MLAs are made available to site acquisition consultants on a need-to-know basis for review and reference during the collocation application process.