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  • Cellular IoT Set for Big Growth — Report

    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    January 17, 2018— Cellular carriers will see internet of things (IoT) service revenue grow by 21 percent CAGR through 2022, with low pricing offsetting the rise in volume for mobile operators, according to a new Mobile Experts report, which looks at the C-IoT market as it shifts from GSM/GPRS to two new standards ... Continue »
  • Ericsson 5G Radio Dot Boosts Indoor Coverage

    January 17, 2018— AGL eDigestEricsson is introducing the 5G Radio Dot, a small cell radio designed to satisfy the advanced indoor mobile broadband performance requirements demanded by 5G. The 5G Radio Dot will support the 5G mid-bands (3 GH-6 GHz) with speeds up to 2 Gbps. “Now that first 5G standards are here, vendors are ... Continue »
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  • Tower Leasing in 2018 Will Top Last Year’s Numbers

    By Jonathan Atkin, senior analyst, RBC Capital Markets
    January 17, 2018— EDITOR’S NOTE—Jonathan Atkin will give the keynote address at the AGL Local Summit, Jan. 25, in San Ramon. The following is his commentary on the coming year’s catalysts in the tower industry.   We expect stronger leasing in 2018 and believe that more meaningful acceleration could occur around mid-2018 and beyond with ... Continue »
  • Towers and the Risk of Rising Inflation and Interest Rates

    Nick Del Deo, Analyst, MoffettNathanson
    January 17, 2018— AGL eDigestWe thought it would be prudent to briefly revisit a topic that is (once again) at the forefront of tower investors’ minds: the risk of rising inflation and interest rates.  These worries had cropped up in the wake of the 2016 election, but had subsided over the course of 2017 ... Continue »
  • NATE Unveils Small Cell and DAS Deployment Resources

    January 16, 2018— NATE today released several resource documents related to small cell and DAS deployment activities. The Association released a Small Cell/ODAS Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Form and a Venue Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Form that are intended to help guide industry workers to perform this work safely and efficiently. The resources were ... Continue »
  • Nations Media Partners Sells Tesuque Radio Company’s Towers

    January 16, 2018— Tesuque Radio Company has sold three communications towers near Santa Fe, New Mexico, with more than 15 tenants in a transaction brokered by Nations Media Partners. John Herklotz, sole owner of Tesuque Radio Company, had owned these sites since 1975 and has committed the sale proceeds for donation to charity. “The ... Continue »
  • Special Report: 2018 Predictions for IoX and Connected Cars (Part 3)

    Ernest Worthman, IEEE Senior Member
    January 16, 2018— Dear Readers, This is the third of four, beginning of the year, missives I am crystal-balling for 2018. In this prognostication, I am discussing the two areas that have, arguably, the biggest potential to transform the communications infra-network as we know it – the Internet of Everything/Everyone (Internet of Everything/Everyone (IoX)) ... Continue »
  • Special Report: 2018 Predictions for 5G, Security, Blockchains (Part 1)

    By Ernest Worthman IEEE Senior Member
    January 16, 2018— Dear Reader, This is the time of year many of us editorial types stare deeply into our crystal balls to talk about what we think will happen next year.  What makes this both interesting, and fun, is to observe the topics and the sometimes widely differing opinions and positions we take ... Continue »
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