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  • T-Mobile Increases Capex to Further its LTE Build

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith October 29, 2014 — In the third quarter 2014, T-Mobile spent $1.1 billion on capital expenditures, up from $0.9 billion in the second quarter of 2014 and up from $1 billion in the third quarter of 2013. Capex for the year is expected to be in the ... • Continue
  • VZW Capex Levels Flat in the 3Q, Up for the Year

    agl-post-image-defaultJ. Sharpe Smith October 28, 2014 — In the third quarter, wireless capex at Verizon Communications was $2.5 billion, even with last year’s third quarter, and through the first nine months of 2014 it totaled $7.8 billion, compared with $6.7 billion in 2013. “Our deployment of capital in wireless has been very ... • Continue
  • NAB Lawsuit Causes Delay of Incentive Auction

    agl-post-image-defaultJ. Sharpe Smith – October 28, 2014 — The FCC has decided to delay the auction of 600 MHz band spectrum until early in 2016, according to a blog by Gary Epstein, chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force, for reasons related to a lawsuit filed by the National Association ... • Continue
  • Ahead of Schedule, AT&T Steps Down Capex

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – October 28, 2014 — Greater than expected LTE build out progress will allow AT&T to reduce capital expenditures in the fourth quarter and still hit its target for network growth for the year, officials said during the carrier’s third quarter earnings call. “If you are wondering how ... • Continue
  • FCC Workshop Calls for Tower Industry to Unite to Increase Safety

    agl-post-image-defaultBy J. Sharpe Smith – October 27, 2013 — “I not only lost my son. I lost my baby boy, my best friend and my hero.” Those were the words of a grieving mother of a deceased tower technician as she tearfully pleaded for the wireless industry to unite and prevent future ... • Continue

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

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy 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

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy 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

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy 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

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy 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’

    small-cell-post-image-defaultBy 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