AGL eDigest

  • Carriers Going All-in for HetNets: SNS Telecom

    AGL eDigestJune 22, 2017 —   The HetNet market is advancing forward on multiple fronts and carrier dollars are following it, according to a report by SNS Telecom, “HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts.” The deployment of wireless on centimeter and ... • Continue
  • From Tower Marking to Tribal Consults, FCC Has Role to Play for Wireless

    AGL eDigestJune 22, 2017 —  By Don Bishop Executive Editor, AGL Magazine At the Wireless Infrastructure Show (WIS) in Orlando last month, Jonathan Adelstein said he places a high priority on fixing legislation that calls for the marking of many rural telecommunications towers as aviation hazards. Adelstein heads the Wireless Industry Association (WIA), a ... • Continue
  • Edge Computing: Amazon Leads the Way, Wireless Will Follow

    June 22, 2017 —  By Ernest Worthman — Executive Editor, Applied Wireless Technology — It is no secret that edge computing is going to be a vital component in 5G. In fact, edge computing is being seen as one of the top enabling platform for 5G, Why? There are several reasons but one ... • Continue
  • Telecom Technical College Offers Courses in Spanish

    AGL eDigestJune 22, 2017 —  Telecom Technical College has partnered with Tower Safety & Instruction ( to provide courses taught entirely in Spanish. “We ensure Spanish-speaking employees have no language barrier when taking the critical Authorized Climber, Competent Rigger, First AID/CPR, OSHA 10/30, and RF Awareness courses,” the college said. “These classes are ... • Continue
  • Edge Computing Coming to Tower Sites; Crown Castle Buys In

    June 22, 2017 By J. Sharpe Smith Senior Editor, AGL eDigest Remember when we all thought that 4G LTE technology with its antenna-mounted amplifiers spelled the doom of size-able equipment enclosures at the base of cell towers? Well, think again. Project Volutus was unveiled yesterday by a company called Vapor IO, which wants ... • Continue
  • Citizens, Municipalities Battle Cell Towers

    June 20, 2017 By J. Sharpe Smith Senior Editor, AGL eDigest Even as the wireless industry’s focus has shifted to municipal permitting practices of small cells in the public rights-of-way, cell towers still face public opposition for many of the same reasons they always have. In Little Silver, New Jersey, a small town south ... • Continue
  • North American Market to Have Highest Share of 5G Subs in 2022

    June 20, 2017 North America will lead the world in the deployment of 5G with the largest share of subscriptions by 2025, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report. The OEM based its prediction on North America’s rapid migration to LTE from CDMA and WCDMA/HSPA-based networks. “The trend is set to ... • Continue
  • Ericsson leads European 5GCAR Project

    June 20, 2017   A consortium of several companies led by Ericsson was awarded the 5GCAR project on June 1, with the aim to develop an overall 5G system architecture that provides optimized end-to-end vehicle-to-everything (V2X) network connectivity for highly reliable and low-latency V2X services. The 5GCAR project is one of 21 projects ... • Continue
  • FirstNet, AT&T Release State Plans to U.S. Governors

    June 20, 2017 — FirstNet and AT&T provided the states and territories yesterday with individual State Plans, according to a statement released by FirstNet, which include information that will help the governors decide whether their individual state will opt in to the AT&T-designed FirstNet network. If they opt out, the states ... • Continue
  • Security Isn’t Everything, It’s the Only Thing

    June 20, 2017   By Ernest Worthman Executive Editor, Applied Wireless Technology The famous saying “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing,” by UCLA Footbal coach Henry Russell “Red” Sander is fast becoming the mantra of the security ecosystem. We live in a world where microwaves are computers that precisely cook food, refrigerators ... • Continue
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  • Sprint, Samsung Test Massive MIMO in South Korea

    AGL eDigestJune 21, 2017 —     Using Massive MIMO Samsung radios, equipped with vertical and horizontal beam-forming technology, Sprint achieved peak speeds of 330 Mbps per channel using a 20-megahertz channel at 2.5 GHz during field trials in South Korea. Capacity per channel increased about four times, cell edge performance increased ... • Continue
  • LTE-based Internet-of-Things Infrastructure Gains Momentum

    June 14, 2017 —  By Joe Schmelzer — Contributing Editor — Good indoor wireless communications coverage plays an important role in supporting cellular internet-of-things (IoT) operations. IoT services have many communications standards to choose from. They also have three ways to deliver coverage indoors. A variety of approaches have been promoted and trialed for ... • Continue
  • ClearSky Takes on Enterprise Market with Multi-Carrier Small Cells

    June 6, 2017 By J. Sharpe Smith Senior Editor, AGL eDigest ClearSky Technologies, a hosted infrastructure company, has deployed a a small-cell, in-building wireless system for mid-sized enterprises  at a beachside resort in Clearwater, Florida. Unlike other small cell systems, the system, known as FORTÉ, supports all four major carriers. We spoke with Dean Fresonke, ... • Continue
  • Small Cell Bill Refuses to Die in Minnesota Legislature

    June 1, 2017 By J. Sharpe Smith Senior Editor, AGL eDigest The wireless industry scored another victory this week as a bill streamlining the deployment of small cells was signed into law by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. But it wasn’t easy. “Municipalities repeatedly cut the head off the legislation and the wireless industry would ... • Continue
  • Tower Titans Debate Macro Sites Versus Small Cells

    May 24, 2017 —  By Don Bishop — Executive Editor, AGL Magazine — When it comes to macro towers versus small cells, for large tower company leaders who spoke about it during the Wireless Infrastructure Show, there is no “versus.” For Steven Marshall of American Tower, for example, small cells deployed in urban ... • Continue
  • Industry Veteran Grimes Launches Enterprise DAS Company

    AGL eDigestMay 23, 2017 — Former inSite Wireless Group COO Rich Grimes and Chad Aaron have formed Strategic Venue Partners (SVP), a company focused on enterprise in-building DAS, focusing on major and mid-sized enterprises and real estate assets, in addition to public-private projects and locations that align with wireless carrier coverage priorities. Vertical markets ... • Continue
  • MulteFire: A New Way to Wireless

    May 22, 2017 —  By Don Bishop — Executive Editor, AGL Magazine The MulteFire LTE-based technology enables the full range of LTE services, including voice over LTE, high-speed mobile broadband (data), user mobility and internet of things (IoT) optimizations. It promises LTE-like performance with the simplicity of Wi-Fi-like deployments. MulteFire technology creates new wireless ... • Continue
  • Placing Small Cells on Wooden Electric Distribution Poles

    May 16, 2017 — By Don Bishop Executive Editor, AGL Magazine Making the best use possible of space on its wooden poles, Seattle City Light helps wireless carriers place small cells in Seattle. With the use of street lights to support small cells increasing, the utility has a process for replacing existing street ... • Continue
  • Backlash! Carmel City Council Says ‘Not So Fast’ to Small Cells

    AGL eDigestMay 16, 2017 — By J. Sharpe Smith Senior Editor, AGL’s eDigest Even though the Indiana legislature has jumped on the bandwagon to facilitate small cells in the right-of-way, city officials in Carmel, Indiana, took advantage of a loophole in the law and exempted the town from Senate Enrolled Act 213, according to ... • Continue
  • Iowa Joins 7 States Passing Small Cell Bills

    May 15, 2017 — By J. Sharpe Smith Senior Editor, AGL’s eDigest Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, May 9, signed into law a measure to streamline and standardize rules that will accelerate the deployment of small cell technology, after it passed the Senate 50-0 and the House 93-0. The law, which takes effect July 1, ... • Continue
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