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  • CBRS 5G RAN Investments To Approach $0.5 B T $1.0 B, USD

    July 28, 2021—
    By The Editors of AGL
    A new forecast report by Dell’Oro Group indicates that the overall CBRS market sentiment remains healthy and cumulative 2020-2025 CBRS 5G RAN investments are projected to approach $0.5 B to 1.0 B. Two notable items are 1) there is some reduction in the near-term to reflect slower than expected year-to-date LTE ... Continue »
  • U.S. Wireless Investment Hits Five-Year High: CTIA Annual Survey

    July 28, 2021— The wireless industry invested $30 billion in 2020 to power America’s world-leading wireless networks, according to CTIA’s 2021 Annual Wireless Industry Survey. This represents a five-year high and the third straight year of increasing capital expenditures, pushing cumulative industry investment over $600 billion. According to the survey: mobile speeds jumped 50 ... Continue »
  • Verizon, Samsung Complete Fully Virtualized 5G Data Session on C-Band Spectrum

    July 28, 2021— AGL eDigestVerizon and Samsung Electronics recently completed an end-to-end fully virtualized 5G data session over C-band spectrum in a live network environment. The new milestone was reached in preparation for its upcoming 5G UltraWideband expansion using its newly acquired C Band spectrum. “We have been driving the industry to large scale virtualization ... Continue »
  • Infrastructure Developer Buys 2 Idaho Tower Portfolios

    July 27, 2021—
    By Don Bishop
    Everest Infrastructure Partners has acquired two portfolios from Idaho-based communications tower developers, the company disclosed. The towers are located along high-growth corridors in the vicinity of Boise, McCall and the adjacent Payette National Forest, according to a company statement. “This is a rapidly growing region of the United States, and these towers ... Continue »
  • C-band a Win for U.S. 5G Leadership: Commissioner Carr

    July 27, 2021— AGL eDigestIn response to the FCC granting C-band licenses for commercial wireless communications on Friday, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr today issued a statement to say that the license grant underscores the importance of the FCC decision to free up mid-band spectrum. The commissioner said that step taken Friday implemented the FCC’s 2020 ... Continue »
  • Rural Telecom: CBRS for Network-building, Federal Money for Funding

    July 27, 2021—
    By Don Bishop
    Providing fixed wireless access and fiber-to-the-home telecommunications service in rural Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois makes Nextlink Internet what its CEO, Bill Baker, calls a hybrid provider. Baker spoke during an AGL Virtual Summit in June at the session, “Rural Coverage Opportunities and Challenges,” moderated by Jeff Johnston, ... Continue »
  • Hubble Foundation Raises Scholarship Money; Notes No Climbers’ Lives Lost in 2021

    July 27, 2021—
    By Don Bishop
    The year 2021 has passed beyond its halfway mark with no fatalities reported that involve climbers falling from telecommunications towers, according to the Hubble Foundation. “Keep up the good momentum,” said Bridgette Hester, Ph.D., in the foundation’s second-quarter newsletter. “Watch one another; check your crew’s gear; and be your brother ... Continue »