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  • Tower Climber Decapitated in Accident

    agl-post-image-defaultJoel Metz, a 28-year-old father of four, became the latest tower technician to die on the job, early in the afternoon of July 2, in a horrific accident. Metz, who worked for Fortune Wireless, Indianapolis, Indiana, was on a team of four that was replacing a boom at a tower site ... • Continue
  • T-Mobile Aggressively Moving on Multiple Fronts

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith– All eyes may be on the possible merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, but T-Mobile appears to be keeping its eye on something equally if not more important: improving its network. As its network data use increased more than six times in the past two years, the carrier has ... • Continue
  • FirstNet Asking States for Input

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith The FirstNet public safety broadband network may be nationwide, but its roots are going to be local. As it plans the network, the First Responder Network Authority is in listen mode for the next six months to learn about local public safety needs, Ed Parkinson, FirstNet director ... • Continue
  • Wireless Success Breeds More Tower Companies

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – The success of the tower industry is leading to an increase in the number of companies owning towers. Outside of the big three public tower companies, Peppertree Capital Management estimates that the tower ownership industry has grown to include around a dozen mid-sized firms, a couple ... • Continue
  • AT&T Slowdown Sends a Shudder Through the Industry

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – A slowdown, or freeze as some have called it, in wireless infrastructure build out at AT&T has the industry nervous. Little more than a month after AT&T announced it would build 1,500 to 3,000 towers a year for the foreseeable future, the telecom giant has slowed ... • Continue

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  • MLB All-Star Game Prompts a DAS Refresh

    das-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – July 10, 2014 — All stadium wireless systems evolve over time with changes in usage, new spectrum and advances in technology, but sometimes an upgrade will be spurred by a special event to ensure adequate capacity. That is certainly the case with Target Field in Minneapolis, ... • Continue
  • Taking Stock of Wi-Fi at 60 GHz

    das-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman – July 10, 2014 — Recently I had a chat with an old friend and contemporary, Theodore Rappaport. Many of you may know of him. He is the founder and director of NYU Wireless and holds professorships in electrical engineering, computer science and radiology at New York University. ... • Continue
  • Technology Aids Wi-Fi Installs in Stadiums

    das-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – July 10, 2014 — With 30,000 or 40,000, maybe 100,000 people all trying to use their devices in one place at the same time during a game, stadiums are scrambling to deploy technologies for offloading this traffic. Wi-Fi systems are getting more sophisticated at filling the coverage ... • Continue
  • Taking Stock of Wi-Fi at 60 GHz

    das-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman Recently I had a chat with an old friend and contemporary, Theodore Rappaport. Many of you may know of him. He is currently founder and director of NYU Wireless and holds professorships in electrical engineering, computer science and radiology at NYU. I think he is the Stephen Hawking ... • Continue
  • SPECIAL REPORT: A Map to the Connected Car of the Future

    das-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman – July 10, 2014 — The connected car, the technology formerly known as telematics, is finally gaining some traction. Funny, though, maybe the word telematics was just too foreign for the average consumer to fathom. So along came the name the “connected car” and now it becomes all ... • Continue