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  • American Tower Closes Verizon Deal

    agl-post-image-defaultBOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– American Tower Corporation (AMT) today announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of the exclusive right to lease, acquire or otherwise operate and manage 11,448 wireless communications sites from certain subsidiaries of Verizon Communications Inc. for approximately $5.053 billion in cash. American Tower funded the Verizon transaction ... • Continue
  • MacEntee to Head Tower Innovations

    agl-post-image-defaultNewburgh, Indiana – Tower Innovations Distribution, a privately owned tower fabrication company serving the U.S. and international markets, has appointed telecom industry veteran, Duane MacEntee, to be its chairman and CEO. In this role, MacEntee will lead the continued development and expansion of Tower Innovations’ new tower and tower reinforcement steel offerings. ... • Continue
  • CiG Wireless Sells Towers to Vertical Bridge

    agl-post-image-defaultVertical Bridge is acquiring more than 200 towers from CiG Wireless in a transaction structured as a merger worth $143 million. “This transaction brings together two complementary cellular tower operators, and the combined business will have a broad geographic presence across the United States,” said Paul McGinn, CEO, CiG Wireless. The deal, ... • Continue
  • Plane Crashes into Texas TV Tower Killing Pilot

    KCBD towerA television station’s transmitter tower was destroyed in Lubbock, Texas, on Feb. 4, after a small aircraft crashed into it, killing the pilot. Dr. K. Mike Rice was piloting a single-engine Piper Malibu when it hit the guy wires of KCBD TV’s tower, shearing off an upper portion of the structure ... • Continue
  • Section 6409(a): Not an Open and Shut Case

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith As Section 6409(a) goes on trial, it is helpful to look at the history of congressional lawmaking and FCC rulemaking concerning the zoning process to see how it has evolved. Charles Ryan III, vice president of operations, Concepts to Operations, touched on actions of the FCC, Congress and ... • Continue

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  • Big Data to Aid Wireless Carriers

    small-cell-post-image-defaultMarch 24, 2015 — Big data is just popping up everywhere. It is poised to be one of the more disruptive technologies of the next few years. In that vein, Telecommunications Market Research Reports has released a new report titled “Subscriber Data Management (SDM) meets Big Data: Opportunities for Wireless Carriers ... • Continue
  • The Cool Stuff: Connect Your Current Ride

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman March 24, 2015 — Make your car a Wi-Fi hotspot. Talk about cool gadgets. A company called Vinli has developed what I think, is a great retrofit, or aftermarket device, for vehicles. The Vinli product is a communication module that plugs directly into the on-board diagnostic port of ... • Continue
  • Net Neutrality — the Bickering Continues

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman March 24, 2015 — And you thought net neutrality was becoming old news. Well, that is not the case. FCC Comm. Ajit Pai recently put out a press release that basically threatened new taxes. Hmmm…isn’t that line pretty old already? It seems like more and more “right wingers” are ... • Continue
  • LEO Satellites are Back

    oneweb-user-terminal (3)By Ernest Worthman March 24, 2015 — Today, there exists a relatively rich wheelhouse of area-specific networks to serve underserved areas, but the rural setting, with sparse populations has had its challenges. There is little ROI on such deployments, so mobile network operators have been slow to deploy. But that may ... • Continue
  • Small Cell Whiplash

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy Richard P. Biby P.E. March 12, 2015 — Just last year AT&T was planning to roll out 40,000 new small cells by the end of this year. Last week they said “Nah.” So we have to ask… “Say what?” This is an interesting development and, I have my perspective on why ... • Continue