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  • Industry Honors Mobile Infrastructure Hall of Fame Inductees

    November 16, 2018—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    Six weeks ago, few people knew there even was a Mobile Infrastructure Hall of Fame. But as WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein took the stage for the first induction ceremony in a crowded room of 500 of the industry’s leaders, it felt like there has always been one. Or ... Continue »
  • NATE Debuts #ClimberConnection Tower Modifications Video

    November 15, 2018—
    By The Editors of AGL
    Tower Technicians and Companies Encouraged to Share the Video on Social Media Platforms NATE today unveiled a video entitled “Tower Modifications: It’s All About the Sequence” that focuses on the do’s and dont’s of performing proper tower modifications. The video was unveiled as part of Volume 3 of the Association’s acclaimed ... Continue »



  • FCC Certifies CBRS Embedded Module

    November 15, 2018— Sierra Wireless’ AirPrime EM7565 LTE-Advanced Pro Embedded Module has been granted FCC approval, according to the company, as the first embedded module available for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) networks in the United States. This enables organizations to operate their own LTE networks in areas such as college and corporate ... Continue »
  • Experience in the 3.5 GHz Band in High Demand

    November 15, 2018—
    By Ann-Marie Mulcahy, Alpha Wireless
    Demand for companies with experience in providing wireless solutions for the 3.5 GHz spectrum is heating up as this spectrum band looks increasingly set to become the global preferred spectrum for 5G. The band has been touted worldwide as a strong contender for 5G, with the GSMA last year describing it ... Continue »
  • 5G Cell Site Validation Product Unveiled

    November 15, 2018— As the testing industry gears up for the next generation of wireless, VIAVI Solutions has introduced the CellAdvisor 5G, a field-portable solution for validating all aspects of 5G cell site deployment, maintenance, and management. CellAdvisor 5G can perform signal analysis, interference analysis and inspect fiber connections, using cloud-enabled VIAVI StrataSync, reports ... Continue »
  • LEOs and 5G: A New Day?

    November 15, 2018—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Executive Editor and IEEE Senior Member
    Low-earth orbiting satellites have been hanging around in our atmosphere for years, mostly gathering space dust. Finally, however, there is some hope that they, and this next generation of LEOs, may have a new life. LEOs have had little success in finding homes. There was a lot of hope, back in ... Continue »
  • Drone Tower Inspection Market to Get New Entrant

    November 15, 2018—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    5×5 Technologies, a St. Petersburg, Florida-based firm focused on improving the accuracy and usability of data collected by commercial drones, plans to launch a drone-powered asset inspection service in Japan in spring 2019 in partnership with Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. In August, SoftBank invested $4.4 million in 5×5 in an effort to ... Continue »
  • Wireless Carriers Seek Efficiencies as Tower Companies Benefit from Property Zoning

    November 15, 2018—
    By Don Bishop, Exec. Editor, Assoc. Publisher, AGL Magazine
    With a few exceptions, private tower companies refrain from building small cells. Those selling towers are receiving record-high prices. Tension between wireless communications carriers and tower-owning companies that rent equipment space to them has led carriers to renegotiate rates in some cases and to the construction of alternative tower sites in ... Continue »

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