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  • FCC Seeks to Remove Towers From the ‘Twilight Zone’

    December 14, 2017— The FCC voted today to seek public comment on a plan to exclude from routine historic preservation review the collocation of wireless communications equipment on certain towers known as Twilight Towers. The proposed plan would make existing infrastructure available for additional wireless deployments. Twilight Towers, which were constructed between March 16, ... Continue »
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  • FCC Order Seeks to ‘Restore Internet Freedom’

    by J. Sharpe Smith
    December 14, 2017— In a highly controversial proceeding, the FCC voted 3-2 today to reverse the Title II regulation of broadband internet access service, known as Net Neutrality, implemented in 2015. Additionally, the FCC instituted transparency requirements that will protect consumers by empowering the Federal Trade Commission to act when broadband providers engage ... Continue »
  • Digital Transformation Pushing CSPs into New Era

    By Ernest Worthman, IEEE Senior Member
    December 14, 2017— The coming “Digital Transformation” is discussed far and wide and is one of the hottest topics in today’s, well, hot topics. Depending upon with whom one speaks, or who is blogging, trending, explaining, penning and whatever other source one uses to disseminate information, the opinions are about as diverse as they ... Continue »
  • CALWA Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Industry Awards Gala

    December 14, 2017— The California Wireless Association closed out a year-long celebration of its 10-year anniversary with a holiday gala on November 30th. Hosted at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, the event brought together professionals throughout the wireless industry for an evening that celebrated the organization and honored its members and award ... Continue »
  • Digital Bridge Company Buys 1,644 Towers in Andean Region

    December 14, 2017— Digital Bridge portfolio company Andean Tower Partners (ATP) has acquired Torres Unidas (TU) from Berkshire Partners, which adds 1,644 sites to ATP’s portfolio of digital communication infrastructure assets making it the largest privately-owned tower company in the Andean Region. ATP now owns over 2,150 sites, and manages more than 32,000 ... Continue »
  • CommScope Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Cobham

    December 14, 2017— AGL eDigestCommScope has filed a patent infringement suit against Cobham in the District Court of Berlin related to digital distributed antenna system (DAS) technology. This action follows a Court-ordered inspection of Cobham’s Intelligent Digital DAS (idDAS™) installed along Berlin’s famous Fan Mile. Based on the information discovered during the inspection proceeding, a ... Continue »
  • Investors Ponder Effect of Tax Reform on Wireless Infrastructure

    December 12, 2017— Wells Fargo Securities reports that it has received several queries about how the proposed tax plan will impact the wireless industry. To begin with, carriers such as AT&T and Verizon would see effective tax rates decrease from 35 percent to 20 percent, as well as favorable tax deduction changes. “Many in ... Continue »
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