By The Editors of AGL September 21, 2017— Texas became the 23st state or territory on Tuesday to opt-in for the First Responder Network (FirstNet). On Monday Maryland and Idaho signed on.
“We’ve now passed the 40 percent threshold of states or territories signing on to the FirstNet/AT&T public-private partnership to build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless ... Continue »
By The Editors of AGL September 21, 2017— Bronto Skylift, a leading manufacturer of truck-mounted aerial work platforms (AWPs), expands its services in Canada and names CraneWorks Canada, located in Calgary, Alberta, as a distributor for Bronto Skylift’s products in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CraneWorks operates eight full-service facilities in ... Continue »
By The Editors of AGL September 21, 2017— Mobile Experts has released an update on the future of the Internet of Things, after two years investigating the IoT market from the bottom up.
Mobile Experts interviewed customers like Ford, GE, Johnson Controls, PG&E, UPS, and Kaiser Permanente to gain a view of the top tier in five key vertical ... Continue »
By J. Sharpe Smith September 21, 2017— In face of the most powerful storm recorded in the Atlantic, the tower industry showed that it could take a punch and come back swinging.
Just five days after Hurricane Irma blew through Florida, Verizon’s network stood firm, with close to 97 percent of its facilities in service.
“Our network engineers have been ... Continue »
By Ernest Worthman September 21, 2017— The IoT or IoX (internet of everything/everyone) is really more of an evolution than a revolution. In the purest sense, the platform we now call the IoX is just the next iteration of machine to machine (M2M) technology. A classic marketing strategy to sell something old or dull is to ... Continue »
By Andy Rudolph, P.E. September 21, 2017— Under pressure from manufacturers of under-powered L-810 LED obstruction lights, the FAA has cut the minimum effective intensity requirement by 50 percent. Unfortunately, FAA’s timing could not have been worse. Recent advances in lighting technology have already resulted in large drops in L-810 intensity as manufacturers moved from incandescent to ... Continue »
By The Editors of AGL September 19, 2017— The FCC is receiving push back from the Hill concerning its plan to move the Universal Service Fund (USF) — a congressional effort to provide access to telecommunications to rural and underserved communities — to the U.S. Department of Treasury.
The proposed action will have a “devastating” impact on the USF ... Continue »
By The Editors of AGL September 19, 2017— Two-thirds of U.S. cities are not investing in the broadband infrastructure, according to a recent report. Consequently only half of all cities consider their broadband to be excellent or very good.
In conjunction with its underwriters (Corning, Fujitsu, Henkels & McCoy Group, and Power & Tel); Strategic Networks Group (SNG) released ... Continue »