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  • White Paper Explores IoT Trends

    July 18, 2019—
    By 5G Americas
    AGL eDigestWe have published “5G: The Future of IoT,” a white paper that explores the market drivers and technology solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), trends in verticals and applications, and an overview of developments in 3GPP standards for cellular IoT that will create our connected future. IoT has arrived ... Continue »
  • SAC Wireless Recruits Veterans to Meet 5G Deployment Needs

    July 18, 2019—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    As carriers begin to deploy 5G wireless communications technology, tower services companies are aggressively recruiting and training new employees to fill the rapidly growing need for skilled, fully trained cell tower crews. “SAC is working hard to bridge the gap between the demand for qualified, trained technicians and the expected upsurge ... Continue »
  • Crown Castle Sees Strong Demand in Q2

    July 18, 2019— Crown Castle International’s results in the second quarter exceeded its expectations, reflecting strong demand for towers, small cells and fiber and generating AFFO per share growth of 8 percent for 2019, up from its prior outlook of 7 percent growth and at the high end of its long-term growth target, ... Continue »
  • Ericsson Sees Global Momentum for 5G in Q2

    July 18, 2019— 5G is gaining momentum globally and is starting to see interest from consumers, which is helping the company’s turnaround, Börje Ekholm, Ericsson president & CEO told the company’s second quarter 2019 earnings call. “We see some operators realizing a price premium for their premium services that 5G can give,” Ekholm said. ... Continue »
  • Are Sagging Smartphones Sales a Symptom of a Deeper Issue?

    July 18, 2019—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Executive Editor and IEEE Senior Member
    For two years now, smartphone sales have been in trouble. Sales are, for the first time in smartphone history, declining. Numbers are, definitely, show a softening trend. There is a plethora of thoughts around this. I have discussed some of these in the AGL eDigest from time to time. However, at ... Continue »
  • Raycap Stealth Receives a Visit From FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

    July 18, 2019—
    By Don Bishop, Exec. Editor, Assoc. Publisher, AGL Magazine
    To see firsthand the effect the build out of small cells is having on business growth, FCC officials visited several companies in April. One of them was Raycap Stealth’s 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr and his policy adviser, Evan Schwartztrauber, paid a visit to ... Continue »
  • Streamline My Small Cell, Please

    July 16, 2019—
    By Don Bishop, Exec. Editor, Assoc. Publisher, AGL Magazine
    Don’s Turn Reflecting the practice of selecting a name for the purpose of creating a clever or descriptive acronym, a U.S. Senate bill intended to streamline small cell deployment was introduced last month under the name of the Streamlining the Rapid Evolution and Modernization of Leading-edge Infrastructure Necessary to Enhance (STREAMLINE) ... Continue »
  • In Memory of Wesley ‘Wes’ R. Weis

    July 16, 2019—
    By NATE
    Wesley ‘Wes’ R. Weis March 9, 1941 – July 13, 2019 With deep appreciation for a life well spent, NATE honors the life of NATE Founding Member and long-time industry professional, Wesley ‘Wes’ R. Weis, who passed away on July 13, 2019. The NATE community extends our thoughts and prayers to Wes’s wife ... Continue »

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