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  • Redl Confirmed as NTIA Administrator

    By The Editors of AGL
    November 16, 2017— David Redl was confirmed by a voice vote in the Senate to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Tuesday evening. As of this morning  the agency’s web site still listed the job as vacant. He most recently served as the chief counsel for the House Energy and Commerce ... Continue »
  • ExteNet Systems Completes Acquisition of Axiom Fiber Networks

    By The Editors of AGL
    November 16, 2017— ExteNet Systems has completed its acquisition of Axiom Fiber Networks. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Axiom’s high-bandwidth fiber will be accretive to ExteNet’s existing purpose-built fiber in Manhattan. Overlaying Axiom’s newly-built and high strand count fiber to its fiber plant positions ExteNet well to address the increasing densification, bandwidth ... Continue »
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  • TIA Issues New Mounting System Classification Standard

    By The Editors of AGL
    November 16, 2017— The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published a mounting system Classification, known as TIA-5053, to specify telecommunications infrastructure requirements regarding mounting systems that support antennas and other structures. TIA-5053 was developed in response to the rate of change in antenna technology, which has necessitated an industry standard for the classification of ... Continue »
  • Antenna Mount Analysis Best Practices: What You Need to Know

    By Kyle A. Thorpe, P.E., and David W. Hawkins, P.E
    November 16, 2017— Traditional mount analysis techniques are inadequate for the structural demands of modern telecommunications and wireless antennas. Advanced engineering best practices are needed to more consistently design and analyze mounts in order to better protect personnel and enhance the reliability of wireless infrastructure. The structural analysis of antenna mounts (structural supporting systems ... Continue »
  • We Need Less Hype, More 5G reality

    By Ernest Worthman
    November 16, 2017— I am a big fan of reality checks. When the first vestiges of 5G started to appear, I put 5G at the center of my radar screen. There was no doubt in my mind that it would be one of the most revolutionary disruptive platform of the first half of ... Continue »
  • CTI Passes 1K Towers with Mediacom Buy

    By J. Sharpe Smith
    November 15, 2017— CTI Towers has acquired the tower portfolio of Mediacom Communications, which is expected to number more than 360 towers. With the acquisition, CTI now owns or manages more than 1,000 wireless communication towers across the United States. “The Mediacom tower acquisition represents CTI’s largest individual transaction since we were founded in ... Continue »
  • T-Mobile’s Gigabit Class LTE Doubles LTE Advanced Coverage

    By The Editors of AGL
    November 14, 2017— Qualcomm Technologies and T-Mobile have demonstrated the speed and power of Gigabit Class LTE on T-Mobile’s network with flagship smartphones powered by Snapdragon Gigabit LTE modems. LTE Advanced, the next generation of LTE, has expanded to more than 920 markets. But in 430 of the markets, T-Mobile’s network sports a combination ... Continue »
  • WIA Launches Professional Development Series: ‘Workforce Wednesdays’

    By The Editors of AGL
    November 14, 2017— The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) has introduced live online professional development programs designed to serve the growing and diverse wireless telecommunications industry. These programs – to be offered on select Wednesdays throughout the year – are the latest offerings from the Telecommunications Education Center (TEC), a professional development, training and certification ... Continue »
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