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  • New Interview Series Highlights Wireless Infrastructure Leaders

    January 19, 2021— AGL Media Group is introducing a new series of video conversations with leading figures in the wireless infrastructure industry, known as AGL Connections. These videos, which will be featured in the newsletter and online, will feature interviews that touch on the key opportunities and challenges facing our industry today. AGL Connection interviews will ... Continue »
  • C band Auction Brings in the Big Bucks, but is it Good for Towers?

    January 19, 2021—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    The FCC has concluded the first phase of Auction 107, the highest-grossing spectrum auction ever, with gross proceeds exceeding $80.9 billion. The result almost doubles the prior FCC auction record of $44.9 billion. The auction made available licenses for 280 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.7-3.98 GHz band—a portion of the ... Continue »
  • SBA Prices Senior Notes Offering

    January 19, 2021—
    By The Editors of AGL
    SBA Communications has priced an offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2029. SBA expects the closing of the Notes to occur on January 29, 2021. The Notes will have an interest rate of 3.125 percent and will be issued at a price of 100 percent ... Continue »
  • Google Cloud, Nokia Partner to Accelerate Cloud-native 5G Readiness

    January 19, 2021— Google Cloud and Nokia have formed a global strategic partnership to bring new solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) that modernize their network infrastructures, build on a cloud-native 5G core and develop the network edge as a business services platform for enterprises. Under this partnership, Google Cloud and Nokia will validate, ... Continue »
  • The Consumer 5G Conundrum

    January 19, 2021—
    By Ernest Worthman, Executive Editor, AWT magazine, Senior Member, IEEE
    Ern’s Perspective Of late I have noticed a bit of an uptick in the various media and analyst interest in judging the state of the consumer and 5G. Perhaps they are trying to figure out why the consumer interest has been so lackluster. Or, perhaps they are trying to gather data ... Continue »
  • White Paper Updates on 3GPP Releases

    January 15, 2021—
    By The Editors of AGL
    3GPP standards enrich LTE and 5G ecosystem with new radio access technologies and network architecture enhancements Despite the impact of COVID-19, momentum for enhancements to LTE and 5G standards continue with additional releases from the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). 5G Americas, the wireless industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE ... Continue »
  • On-board Diagnostic Device Provides Connected Car Experience

    January 14, 2021—
    By The Editors of AGL
    Franklin Wireless has conducted a customer trial of Pintrac Drive, an aftermarket on-board diagnostic (OBD) device that enables non-connected cars to connect with global 4G LTE networks for enhanced services and broadband wireless connectivity. The plug-and-play ODB device is compatible with virtually any car manufactured after 1998 and connects easily with ... Continue »
  • Nokia Supports T-Mobile 5G Evolution With Five-year Expansion Deal

    January 14, 2021— Under 5-year deal that represents a continuation of a longstanding partnership with T-Mobile, Nokia will provide its Airscale radio platform to the wireless carrier to deploy an ultra-capacity 5G wireless communications layer with 2.5-GHz massive multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) technology. Meanwhile, Nokia will continue to expand T-Mobile’s extended-range (low-band) 5G ... Continue »