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  • Green Mountain Announced as 2014-2015 NATE STAR Initiative Participant

    agl-post-image-default(Pembroke, NH) – Green Mountain, a premier integrated communication solutions provider, is pleased to announce that the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced last week that Green Mountain is one of the member companies that have been approved to participate in the 2014-2015 NATE STAR Initiative program. NATE made this ... • Continue
  • FCC Deploys Deemed-Granted Status for Collos

    agl-post-image-defaultOctober 17, 2014 — The FCC adopted a Report and Order today that promotes deployment of the wireless broadband infrastructure by placing statutory limitations on state and local government authority to review infrastructure siting applications. The new rules include a “deemed granted” remedy if a State or local government fails to ... • Continue
  • Tower Stocks Show Incredible Growth

    Wireless Watch This chart shows the five-year daily average closing stock price from Sept. 16, 2009, to Sept. 15, 2014, adjusted for dividends and stock splits. Although there is a disenchanted stockholder, the CCI stock has more than doubled, rising from $31.36 to $79.54. It has always lagged behind AMT, which grew ... • Continue
  • Big Tower Deals Won’t Swamp Smaller Portfolio M&A

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – October 16, 2014 — The M&A market picked up in the third quarter with the two major announcements of tower sales by carriers. But while the press likes to hype the blockbuster billion-dollar deals, the market for smaller portfolios will remain robust, Jason Nicolay, vice president, ... • Continue
  • Midwestern Towers on the Block

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – October 16, 2014 — Another deal that is in the works, U.S. Cellular is monetizing non-strategic assets, including its spectrum portfolio and the sale of 595 non-strategic cell towers in areas outside of its core market focus. Wells Fargo Securities and TD Securities are managing the ... • Continue

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  • FCC Looks Ever Higher for Spectrum to Meet 5G Wireless Demand

    By Ernest Worthman, J. Sharpe Smith – October 23, 2014 — The FCC has launched an inquiry into how best to deploy next-generation wireless services at frequencies above 24 GHz. This band and the 60 GHz band are being eyed for future 5G networks. Not long ago the usefulness of the spectrum above ... • Continue
  • FCC Greenlights Rules Friendly to DAS, Small Cells

    By Ernest Worthman and J. Sharpe Smith – October 23, 2014 — The FCC has been diligently allocating spectrum to facilitate broadband wireless communications, but at its Oct. 17 open meeting the commission admitted it needed to do more to promote the build out of the infrastructure needed to use those ... • Continue
  • C-RAN Solves the HetNet Backhaul Expense Conundrum

    By Ernest Worthman – October 23, 2014 — The incorporation of small cells, DAS, remote radio heads and Wi-Fi (known collectively as HetNet) into mobile networks is bringing with it a heavy layer of complexity to the backhaul network and higher costs. To deal with that, software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions ... • Continue
  • Edge Clouds Promise Multitude of Services

    By Ernest Worthman – October 23, 2014 — Emerging technologies within Small Cells, and Wi-F will offer up new gateways to deliver a host of products and services. By implementing edge clouds, which, in this scenario, take the form of powerful, on-premises software gateways, edge cloud technology provides the dedicated intelligence ... • Continue
  • Verizon, GE to Connect on ‘Industrial Internet’

    By J. Sharpe Smith – October 23, 2014 — General Electric and Verizon have teamed up to allow GE’s software-enabled machines and devices to connect to Verizon’s machine-to-machine connectivity and cloud platforms for operation on the “Industrial Internet,” according to an announcement made at GE’s third annual Minds + Machines conference, ... • Continue