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  • AT&T Announces Spectrum Position Following FCC Auction 102

    June 20, 2019— AGL eDigestFollowing the close of FCC’s Auction 102, AT&T announced that it was the winning bidder for licenses covering more than 98 percent of the U.S. population, spending $980 million. It won 24 GHz spectrum in 383 Partial Economic Areas (PEAs) for a nationwide average of 254 megahertz. All of the ... Continue »
  • Eco-Site Executes $35 Million Funding Drawdown

    June 20, 2019— Eco-Site, a North Carolina-based wireless tower and infrastructure company, has announced the drawdown of $35 million in private equity funding to support the continued construction of a significant new build pipeline of towers and small cell sites as carriers prepare for the arrival of 5G. “The onset of 5G will usher ... Continue »
  • Directional Antenna Product by Fractal Antenna Systems

    June 20, 2019— Fractal Antenna Systems will issue fundamental patent on unidirectional antennas that replace existing applications with smaller, more versatile and visually pleasing options and form factors. The first “metablade” antenna produc is a wideband antenna for public safety needs. Additional rollout of SCADA, Wi-Fi, 5G, and other applications commence in the fall. ... Continue »
  • GCI, Ericsson to Deliver 5G to Alaska in 2020

    June 20, 2019— Ericsson will build a 5G network in Municipality of Anchorage for GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company. Starting this summer, the partners will deploy Ericsson’s 3GPP standards-based 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software to 82 macro cell sites across the Municipality of Anchorage from Girdwood to Eklutna, an area larger than ... Continue »
  • What is up With the Smart Home?

    June 20, 2019—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Executive Editor and IEEE Senior Member
    Ern’s Perspective For a couple of years now, the smart home segment has been surprising the crystal ball gazers. While there has been significant progress in platform metrics, i.e. devices, capabilities, interfaces and the like, in the end, the segment has been slow to gain traction. I may get some pushback ... Continue »
  • FCC Draft EBS Order Draws Opposition from Educational Community

    June 20, 2019—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    On July 10, the FCC will vote on an order that will change the regulatory regime for the 2.5 GHz band, which was developed for educational TV for use in the schools, known as the Educational Broadband Service (EBS), according to a blog post by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. If ... Continue »

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