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  • Small Cell Networks to See Double Digit Growth

    May 29, 2020—
    By The Editors of AGL
    The small cell network market is expected to grow from $14 billion in 2018 to $60 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of nearly $20 percent on a global basis, according to a Small Cell Networks Market forecast. Mobile network usage is increasing as data rates rise driven by customer ... Continue »
  • Black & Veatch Launches Technology to Keep Workers Safe

    May 29, 2020—
    By The Editors of AGL
    Black & Veatch has developed a geospatial tracking tool to safeguard field services and construction crews during the current COVID-19 global health crisis. The rollout of “BV Safe Contact” comes at a time when essential power, water and telecommunications services are in high demand, making large infrastructure projects more critical than ... Continue »
  • Boards tell AT&T, Verizon to Stop the 5G Hype

    May 29, 2020—
    Press Release
    A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) has recommended that AT&T Services discontinue its “5G Evolution” and “5G Evolution, The First Step to 5G” claims. The advertising at issue had been challenged by T-Mobile USA before the National Advertising Division (NAD), which ruled against AT&T. Following NAD’s decision, AT&T ... Continue »
  • WISPs Call Rural Broadband Acceleration Act a Boondoggle

    May 29, 2020—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) cried foul yesterday when U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) introduced the Rural Broadband Acceleration Act (RBAA), which would steer the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction away from wireless internet service providers. The legislation directs the ... Continue »
  • 5G Starts New Conversation on RF Safety

    May 29, 2020—
    By Ernest Worthman, Executive Editor, AWT magazine, Senior Member, IEEE
    Ern’s Perspective There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear – Bill Gates Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt — FUD – that is, perhaps, the most steadfast set of feelings held throughout the ages. Fear of the unknown has led to everything from genocide to revolution and war. And it continues ... Continue »
  • Screening, Training, Safety Shape T-Mobile’s Tower Operations

    May 27, 2020—
    By Don Bishop, executive editor, assistant publisher, AGL Magazine
    Management participation in workforce training and testing organizations boosts T-Mobile’s tower construction and operation capability. T-Mobile has spent $8 billion to acquire radio-frequency spectrum in the 600-MHz band and has launched 17,000 antenna sites in 5,000 cities to cover 200 million people with 5G wireless communications coverage, according to Heather Gastelum, ... Continue »
  • COVID-19 Disrupting Smartphone Sales, Supply Chains

    May 27, 2020—
    By GlobalData
    Consumer spending in the telecom sector will remain inhibited for some time and a supply and output slump will cause delivery backlogs for popular smartphones even as supply chains restart, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Anisha Bhatia, senior technology analyst at GlobalData, said, “In the short term, the ... Continue »
  • Extenders Enhance Verizon 5G Coverage

    May 27, 2020— Extender technology that will amplify millimeter-wave coverage in public spaces and in homes and buildings is being developed thanks to partnerships that Verizon has struck with Movandi Corporation, Pivotal Commware and Wistron NeWeb. Not only can extenders expand coverage inside, they allow more customers to add more devices to the network ... Continue »