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  • Transforming the Small Cell to Benefit Smart Cities

    August 16, 2018—
    By Don Bishop, Exec. Editor, Assoc. Publisher, AGL Magazine
    A multiple-use port hosts as many as three carriers and equipment for kiosk-type functions, Wi-Fi, LED screens and internet of things sensors in urban settings. As urban furniture for wireless communications, an innovative, neutral, multiple carrier and internet of things (IoT) port called the SmartTecPort aggregates holistic needs for smart city ... Continue »
  • 5G Use Cases May Not be Compelling Enough

    August 16, 2018—
    By Kathryn Weldon
    While 5G services are not yet ‘live’, this next generation of wireless technology is already top of mind for service providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other telecom market ecosystem players. Aside from gearing up to build out the technology, they will be working together to make sure that 5G ... Continue »
  • NATE Elevate Your Future Workforce Brochure  Available for Purchase

    August 16, 2018— A career in wireless offers enormous opportunities! Advances in wireless are changing the landscape and delivery models for industries as diverse as health care, financial services, higher education, agriculture, energy, aviation, utilities, public safety, government and the military. These advances have led to explosive growth in wireless data consumption. This explosive ... Continue »
  • Is Your Company Being Harmed by Carrier Payment Terms?

    August 16, 2018—
    By Craig Lekutis, Contributing Author
    Wireless contractors have recently raised the distinct possibility that due to what they identify as ‘onerous’ payment terms and other issues created by carriers and tower owners, the industry could see a shakeout, and all of the recent successful legislative moves to speed up the implementation of 5G in America ... Continue »
  • Privacy Has Fallen Victim to Social Media and No One Seems to Care

    August 16, 2018—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Exec. Editor, IEEE Sr. Member
    Let’s talk about the state of your privacy on the internet. In the Aug. 11th AGL eDigest, I started down the privacy path a bit. With the recent Google news, I thought I would add to that with this missive. It appears there is no end to which social media companies will ... Continue »
  • Uniti Towers to Dramatically Increase Tower Builds

    August 15, 2018—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    It looks like Uniti Towers is cashing in on the feud between the carriers and the top public tower companies. Thanks to a newly minted MLA with one of them, the towerco is set to eventually have the sixth largest U.S. tower portfolio. Uniti Towers plans to build 1,500 towers during ... Continue »
  • Frisco Station, AT&T to Create Connected Community

    August 14, 2018— AT&T plans to build a connected community from the ground up in Frisco Station, a new development in Frisco, Texas, using 5G Evolution technology, which will allow the community to create an enhanced wireless experience across its parks, residential options, hospitality units and corporate spaces. The 242-acre, mixed-use development will feature ... Continue »
  • Solid First Half for Towers Will Accelerate Throughout 2018: Analyst

    August 14, 2018—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    Carrier wireless capex, which grew 4 percent in the first half of the year, is projected to accelerate to 15 percent in the second half of 2018 due to the ramping spend from Sprint and AT&T, according to the Deutsche Bank Research. “Our estimates continue to imply an acceleration in TowerCos’ ... Continue »

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