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  • Nokia Networks Beefs up U.S. Presence, Deployment Capabilities

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith — July 17, 2014 — In a move to gain a foothold in the U.S. services market, Nokia Networks has purchased SAC Wireless, a nationwide provider of network and infrastructure deployment.  With the U.S. market currently dominated by Ericsson and to a lesser degree Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia ... • Continue
  • Analysts Wrong! Carlos Slim to Keep Mexico Towers

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith– July 13, 2004 — While Carlos Slim plans to divest landline and mobile subscribers to reduce Telcel from its market dominance, he said it does not represent an opportunity for a tower company to buy a large cache of towers in the country. Slim’s comments were made ... • Continue
  • PCIA Demands Tower Zoning Denial Explanations

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – July 13, 2014 — PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association last week urged the U.S. Supreme Court to require localities to provide an explanation when a tower site application is denied. In an amicus curiae brief submitted in support of T-Mobile in the case of T-Mobile South ... • Continue
  • Tower Climber Decapitated in Accident

    agl-post-image-defaultJoel Metz, a 28-year-old father of four, became the latest tower technician to die on the job, early in the afternoon of July 2, in a horrific accident. Metz, who worked for Fortune Wireless, Indianapolis, Indiana, was on a team of four that was replacing a boom at a tower site ... • Continue
  • T-Mobile Aggressively Moving on Multiple Fronts

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith– All eyes may be on the possible merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, but T-Mobile appears to be keeping its eye on something equally if not more important: improving its network. As its network data use increased more than six times in the past two years, the carrier has ... • Continue

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  • Special Update Report – C-RAN and Small Cells

    das-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman– July 24, 2014 — For the last few years, the radio access node (RAN) camp and the small cell camp have stood on their respective podiums, maintaining they are competing technologies with different architectures. Well, it seems the warring camps have made peace. Recently, it appears that the cloud ... • Continue
  • San Francisco MTA Takes Proactive Small Cell Zoning Approach

    das-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith– July 24, 2014–Responding to increased requests from carriers to deploy small cells, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has adopted a new policy setting out application and review processes and fees for wireless companies to install antennae and equipment on SFMTA poles. “The new policy lays the ... • Continue
  • Global M2M Surges Ahead but U.S. Lags

    das-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith– July 23, 2014–While machine-to-machine (M2M) adoption has increased 80 percent in the last year, the United States and Europe lag behind Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, according to an executive survey published by Vodafone and Machina Research. M2M is set to continue its growth pattern from 4.4 ... • Continue
  • New Street Furniture Key to Microcell Deployments

    das-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith– July 22, 2014– The development of microcells and picocells will depend on getting antennas closer to users, but it’s going to take a whole new type of wireless infrastructure that can coexist in the urban and suburban landscape, according David Lasier, president and CEO of Enersphere. “Right now, ... • Continue
  • MLB All-Star Game Prompts a DAS Refresh

    das-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – July 10, 2014 — All stadium wireless systems evolve over time with changes in usage, new spectrum and advances in technology, but sometimes an upgrade will be spurred by a special event to ensure adequate capacity. That is certainly the case with Target Field in Minneapolis, ... • Continue