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  • Tower Family Foundation Expands Scholarship Program

    AGL eDigest(Watertown, SD) – The Tower Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, announced today that the eligibility criteria for its scholarship program has been expanded to include severely injured or permanently disabled tower workers. The revised scholarship guidelines are effective immediately and will ensure that eligible tower workers who sustain serious ... • Continue
  • OSHA Issues Final Rule Regarding Workplace Injury Reporting

    AGL eDigest(Watertown, SD) – On May 11, 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule designed to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. OSHA currently requires many employers to keep a record of injuries ... • Continue
  • Separate Incidents Kill Cell Tower Technicians

    AGL eDigestTwo tragedies struck the tower climber community this week. First, a technician fell to his death from a cell tower owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission water treatment plant in Damascus, Maryland. The man, identified as Daniel Patrick Harrison, was employed by Marali Telecomm Systems. He was working on an ... • Continue
  • SQUAN Acquires Strong Tower Communications

    squan-logoBy J. Sharpe Smith SQUAN, a macrocell, small cell and DAS infrastructure services provider, acquired the assets of Strong Tower Communications this week, which strengthens SQUAN’s presence in the Southeast with macro site services including new builds, fiber delivery and testing, maintenance, and wireless program management. The purchase of Strong Tower is ... • Continue
  • Sprint Taps New Sales Directors

    AGL eDigestSprint recently announced three new sales directors reporting directly to Jim Mills, president of Illinois and Wisconsin region. Russell Heder will lead Sprint’s retail organization, Mike McCauley will lead the indirect distribution organization and Monty Sauder will lead the small-medium business organization for the Illinois and Wisconsin region. Heder, McCauley and ... • Continue

  • WiMax Comes into NASA

    AGL eDigestBy Ernest Worthman Executive Editor Small Cells Magazine NASA has used a WiMax-like system to demonstrate that a wireless communication system can transmit aviation data, including route options and weather information, to an airplane on the ground. The system uses WiMax standards, but operates in the protected 5.09 GHz — 5.1 GHz band. ... • Continue
  • CommScope to Provide Sprint with Small Cells for Enterprises

    connections-dotsBy J. Sharpe Smith May 19, 2016 — Sprint has committed to deploying CommScope’s S1000 small cells in small and medium-sized business locations, enabling a turnkey wireless solution for both employees and visitors as part of Sprint’s network densification plan. The small and medium-size business market is ideal for small cells, ... • Continue
  • Standards for NextGen Wireless Moving Slowly

    blue-wirlessBy Ernest Worthm Executive Editor Small Cell Magazine May 19, 2016 — There are a slew of new platforms and technologies on the horizon, whether it is software defined networks (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and heterogeneous networks (HetNet) or the Internet of Anything (IoX) and 5G, etc. They are all already in ... • Continue
  • Sprint, Nokia, Ericsson Try 5G on for Size

    5g-goldBy Ernest Worthman Another step on the road to 5G has Sprint trying out some 5G technologies in a couple of trials coming up in June at the COA soccer tournament. Sprint is partnering with Ericsson and Nokia, who are providing the technology platform. Sprint is being a bit reserved in ... • Continue
  • FCC Proposes to Amend Collocation Agreement

    FCCMay 17, 2016 — The FCC has proposed amendments to the nationwide collocation agreement in order to enable swift and responsible deployment of wireless broadband services – including deployments that will support next generation “5G” wireless service offerings – while maintaining the vital role that States and Tribal Nations play in ... • Continue
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