AGL eDigest

  • American Tower Reports Best Quarter Since Q2 2015; Raises Outlook

    April 27, 2017 —  American Tower reported strong growth in the U.S. market in the first quarter with an increase of 6.5 percent in organic tenant billings. “We saw particularly strong results in our largest core market, the U.S., where our 6.5 percent Organic Tenant Billings Growth was the highest we’ve seen ... • Continue
  • Crown Castle Prices Common Stock Offering

    April 27, 2017 —  Crown Castle International has priced its previously announced public offering of 4,750,000 shares of its common stock. The gross proceeds from the offering are expected to be approximately $447 million. Crown Castle intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may ... • Continue
  • Cuddy & Feder Names Christopher Fisher Managing Partner

    AGL eDigestApril 27, 2017 —  Christopher Fisher is the new managing partner of Cuddy & Feder, succeeding Joshua Kimerling. Fisher joined Cuddy & Feder in 1994 and was named a Partner in 1999. During his tenure at Cuddy & Feder, he has held various positions of leadership within the firm. He is ... • Continue
  • Self-driving Cars: The Latest App for mmWaves?

    April 27, 2017 —  By Ernest Worthman Executive Editor, Applied Wireless Technology The automobile industry in general, and GM in particular, is looking at developing advanced short range radar (SRR) in the 76 to 81 GHz bands. They claim that this band is ideal for using such radar in autonomous vehicles. At present, these ... • Continue
  • Towers Make a Nice Niche for Construction Giant

    April 27, 2017 —  By Mike Harrington Black & Veatch continues to pioneer cell tower construction and tower modification. Global engineering and construction giant Black & Veatch, of Overland Park, Kansas, entered the cell tower game early on. About 25 years ago, Black & Veatch formed a partnership with Nortel (now part of ... • Continue
  • Verizon Emerges as the Challenger for Straight Path’s 5G Spectrum

    April 27, 2017 —  By J. Sharpe Smith Senior Editor, AGL eDigest Reuters broke the story this week that Verizon Communications is indeed the mystery bidder that made it a $104.64 per-share all-stock buyout offer for a company called Straight Path, which topped AT&T’s $95.63 per share earlier this month. The deal would ... • Continue
  • T-Mobile Brings 700 MHz Coverage to Chicago

    AGL eDigestApril 27, 2017 —  T-Mobile has turned on its “Extended Range LTE” for the Chicago metropolitan area, which uses 700 MHz spectrum to carry signals twice as far from cell sites and is four times better in buildings. In December of last year, T-Mobile closed the deal to acquire 700 MHz low-band ... • Continue
  • Crown Castle Reports Steady Q1; Raises Outlook for Full Year 2017

    AGL eDigestApril 25, 2017 Crown Castle International reported steady levels of tower activity and record levels in the pipeline of its small cells business during the company’s first quarter 2017 earnings call. Jay Brown, Crown Castle’s CEO, said the runway is positive for long-term growth driven by FirstNet and the incentive auction. Additionally, ... • Continue
  • AT&T Needs Supplemental LTE Band 14 Solutions To Build FirstNet

    AGL eDigestApril 25, 2017 — By Louis Lambert FirstNet’s award to AT&T to build the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) was well-received by the public safety communications community. NPSBN holds the promise of much-needed advanced wireless broadband communications and interoperability among first responders. NPSBN is a national, seamless, IP-based high-speed mobile communications network ... • Continue
  • Mixed Reality: Melding Augmented Reality with Virtual Reality

    AGL eDigestApril 25, 2017 —  By Ernest Worthman Executive Editor, Applied Wireless Technology Just when it seems all the rage was in augmented reality (AR), along comes mixed reality (also called hybrid reality). Not that it was all that difficult to predict. As the various iteration of “X” reality develop, just like most platforms, ... • Continue
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  • Verizon Commits to Billion Dollar Fiber Buy from Corning

    April 18, 2017 —  Verizon Communications has announced a three-year minimum purchase agreement with Corning to provide fiber optic cable and associated hardware for its nationwide wireless broadband network. The agreement calls for Corning to provide 12.4 million miles of optical fiber each year from 2018 through 2020, with a minimum purchase ... • Continue
  • Fiber Acquisition to Help Crown Castle Grow in California Urban Areas

    April 18, 2017 —  Crown Castle International has acquired Wilcon Holdings, a fiber services provider that owns 1,900 route miles of fiber in Los Angeles and San Diego, for about $600 million. The acquisition feeds Crown Castle’s drive to deploy small cells. “The acquisition of Wilcon provides us an extensive set of ... • Continue
  • Small Cell Market Will Continue to Rise through 2017

    April 5, 2017  — The global small cell forecast ratcheted down a notch, as some programs in China and ‘direct-to-enterprise’ channel did not materialize as anticipated, according to Mobile Experts’ analysis on the small cell market. However, growth due to “densification” and indoor coverage is resulting in a strong revenue outlook. ... • Continue
  • Small Cells: Communities Have Choices; There’s a Better Way

    April 6, 2017 The KitstiK small cell wireless infrastructure solution offers advantages to companies that deploy small cells because it requires no boxes, cabinets or cables on the outside. The product is made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic, so it looks good for decades without corroding, rusting or rotting.   By David A. Wigdahl Unlike the ... • Continue
  • Chairman Pai Gives His Take on Streamlining Wireless Deployment

    AGL eDigestApril 4, 2017 – By J. Sharpe Smith Senior Editor, AGL eDigest In its open meeting later this month, the FCC will vote on opening a comprehensive evaluation of how to expedite local reviews of wireless deployment. The proceeding will expand far beyond the Public Notice released last December by then-FCC Chairman Wheeler, ... • Continue
  • Zinwave, Vertical Bridge Partner on IBW Solution

    AGL eDigestMarch 30, 2017 —  Zinwave and Vertical Bridge have partnered to provide in-building wireless systems. Under terms of a Master Services Agreement, Vertical Bridge will offer Zinwave’s UNItivity wideband DAS as a preferred solution for in-building wireless challenges with Zinwave providing equipment, service, and maintenance capabilities. Vertical Bridge will also directly manage ... • Continue
  • IBW Drives Small Cell Market’s Solid Growth in 2016, IHS Markit Says

    AGL eDigestMarch 28, 2017 By Stephane Teral Senior Research Director and Advisor, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics, IHS Markit Richard Webb Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells, IHS Markit In 2016, small cell rollouts all over the world delivered strong double-digit year-over-year growth to the small cell market. A total of 1.7 million units shipped ... • Continue
  • University Shoots Wi-Fi Over Infrared Beams

    AGL eDigestMarch 23, 2017 — Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands have come up with a faster Wi-Fi technology based on infrared rays. Speeds of more than 40 Gbps per ray have been recorded, and it does not share spectrum because each device gets its own ray of light, ... • Continue
  • Utilities Fire Back at Wireless, Suggest Cooperation Not Regulation

    AGL eDigestMarch 21, 2017 —  By J. Sharpe Smith Editor, AGL eDigest This is the second in a two-part series covering comments in the FCC proceeding “Streamlining Deployment of Small Cell Infrastructure by Improving Wireless Facilities Siting Policies; Mobilitie Petition for Declaratory Ruling (WT Docket No. 16-421).” Last Thursday, we looked at the wireless ... • Continue
  • ExteNet Connects Fans to Share the March Madness

    AGL eDigestThe fan experience at the 2017 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, also known as March Madness, is being enhanced by distributed network systems suppliedby ExteNet Systems. ExteNet’s multi-carrier distributed networks enable advanced wireless connectivity at three venues hosting the 2017 NCAA tournament games, including Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Webster Bank ... • Continue
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