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  • Industry Worries About Corning/iBwave Solutions Hookup

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – April 15, 2015 — Some in the industry wondered if iBwave Solutions will lose its objectivity after Corning announced its acquisition of  the Montreal-based creator of design software and services for in-building wireless solutions. The terms of the acquisition agreement were not released. iBwave Solutions will operate ... • Continue
  • Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent to Form Telecom Powerhouse

    agl-post-image-defaultJ. Sharpe Smith – April 16, 2015 — Nokia announced its plans this week to buy Alcatel-Lucent in a stock transaction valued $16.6 billion, creating the second largest telecom manufacturer behind Ericsson. The deal brings together complementary product portfolios, including fixed and mobile broadband, IP routing, core networks, cloud applications and ... • Continue
  • OSHA Calls for Help in Protecting Tower Workers

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – April 16, 2015 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is asking the tower industry for information about safety hazards in tower construction and maintenance to assist the agency in determining what measures are needed to prevent worker injuries and fatalities. “NATE has worked closely with ... • Continue
  • FAA Okays Drones for Tower Inspections

    Aibotix UAS (3)By J. Sharpe Smith – April 16, 2015 — Drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been getting a bad rap as of late, whether they are being used to take out terrorists or to invade the White House’s airspace. However, there is a good side to this technology; it is ... • Continue
  • Incident Leaves Tower Climbers With Electrical Burns

    agl-post-image-defaultTwo men were injured on April 1 as they were worked on a cell tower in Beloit, Wisconsin, according to WKOW TV. The men were in a skylift bucket when it hit a 75,000 volt line. The electrical current traveled down the skylift to the vehicle below, setting the tires ... • Continue

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  • Nigeria Threatens Carriers with Jail for Poor Coverage

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman – In Nigeria, The country’s Consumer Protection Council has now warned mobile operators that their officials may soon face criminal charges if they don’t improve wireless operations. The system is fraught with dropped calls, unsolicited texts and calls and credit losses. Nigeria joins other African nations, such as Tanzania ... • Continue
  • Cobham Marries Aeroflex Together with Axell Wireless

    Ian LangleyBy J. Sharpe Smith – April 8, 2015 — Defense giant Cobham, which bought Axell Wireless in 2013 and Aeroflex in 2014, has brought the two companies together to form Cobham Wireless. The new company will be headed by Senior Vice President Ian Langley and will be integrated into Cobham’s Communications and ... • Continue
  • CPRI DAS Rolls Out in Variety of Venues

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – April 8, 2015 — Since it was announced at the Mobile World Congress a little more than a year ago, TE Connectivity’s CPRI Digital Interface Unit (CDIU) has been deployed in several types of venues from sporting to hospitality, mostly as upgrades to existing TE Connectivity ... • Continue
  • AT&T Deep Dives Connected Cars

    small-cell-post-image-defaultOn the connected car landscape, it seems AT&T is adding fuel to its already strong position in the domestic telematics space. It has announced two new initiatives designed to further its connected car business. The initiatives, include deals with Autonet Mobile and Voxx. The Autonet program will connect Autonet’s integrated connected ... • Continue
  • Federal Court Inadvertently Makes the Net Neutrality Case

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman – April 7, 2015 — Net Neutrality has not faded from my steel trap of a mind, but most of what needs to be said (opinions) about it has been said. Now it is a matter of putting factual and solid data out there so readers know what ... • Continue