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  • 2015 Wireless Capex, Network and Tower Forecast

    WirelessWatch-biggerbut smaller By Jonathan Atkin – November 20, 2014 — AT&T’s announced Y/Y reduction in capex during 2015 is consistent with our macro tower leasing outlook which already projects a decline next year. From a network perspective, the AT&T reduction appears inconsistent with RootMetrics data suggesting a recent degradation in quality. Amongst towercos, ... • Continue
  • Opinion: Who will be the Big AWS-3 Auction Winner?

    Tinkey shot of meBy J. Sharpe Smith – UPDATE – November 25, 2014 – Auction bids now total more than $34 billion. Fearing that the operators are spending to much on the spectrum, investors are selling their stocks, according to Aaron Pressman, Yahoo Finance. AT&T’s and Verizon’s stock went down 3 percent and 4 percent, respectively, ... • Continue
  • What if VoLTE Doesn’t Work?

    agl-post-image-defaultBy Iain Gillott This was a hypothetical question posed in one of the panels I moderated at the recent CTIA show. As you can imagine, the question solicited quite a bit of discussion among the audience and the panelists, which included mobile operators and the major infrastructure vendors. Before posing the ... • Continue
  • AT&T’s Capex Drop Only Natural — Stephenson

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith November 20, 2014 — AT&T’s reduction in capital expenses guidance for 2015 was the result of completing several projects, including Project Velocity IP, AT&T’s Chairman and CEO, Randall Stephenson told the Wells Fargo Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Nov. 12 in New York. Project VIP has required ... • Continue
  • No General Exclusion for Wireless Facilities in FCC Report and Order

    agl-post-image-defaultBy Marvin Webster On October 17, 2014 the FCC adopted its Wireless Infrastructure Report and Order providing wireless deployments relief from certain requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Therein, the FCC declined to find that DAS and Small Cell ... • Continue

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  • Fiber Network Lights up Southern California

    PRESS RELEASE — Los Angeles, CA, (November 12, 2014) – Wilcon, the premier west coast provider of fiber optic and data center infrastructure, announced today that it is lighting its fiber optic network, stretching 3,000 miles and connecting 1,000 on-net locations, including major data centers, collocation facilities, enterprise locations and ... • Continue
  • Wi-Fi Builds Follow Quickly on Heels of Fiber Rollouts

    small-cell-post-image-defaultJ. Sharpe Smith – November 12, 2014 — TrueNet Communications designs and builds broadband fiber networks for the major wireless operators, but that is not what excites Frank Del Col, company president and CEO. He cites the aggressive fiber and Wi-Fi rollouts to homes, cell sites, buildings and hotels of the ... • Continue
  • Enterprises Need to be Comfortable with IBW Technology

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – November 13, 2014 — A recent conversation with Boris Golubovic, TE Connectivity director, product management, wireless networks, revealed a new company philosophy: less is more when it comes to enterprise wireless systems. As in-building wireless systems reach beyond the iconic skyscrapers, such as One World Trade ... • Continue
  • FTC Backs FCC in AT&T Throttling Case

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman – November 12, 2014 — The Federal Trade Commission has stepped in on the side of the FCC concerning AT&T Mobility’s alleged throttling of data speeds for “unlimited” data customers, calling it “unfair and deceptive.” The complaint, which was filed in a San Francisco federal court, alleges that AT&T ... • Continue
  • Small Cell Spending to Take Off

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy Ernest Worthman– Nov. 14, 2014 — Explosive mobile device use has carriers scrambling to invest in small cells and Wi-Fi hotspots, according to a report from ABI Research. ABI predicts that equipment spending on microwave backhaul and in-building wireless will increase 40 percent and 14 percent, respectively, by the end of ... • Continue