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  • NWSA Announces First Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshop of 2019

    March 22, 2019—
    By The Editors of AGL
    AGL eDigestWorkshop to Provide Opportunity for Participants to Obtain NWSA Accreditation to Administer Field-Based Practical Exams (Fairfax, Virginia) – The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) is encouraging industry employers, trainers and workers to register for the upcoming Telecommunications Tower Technician Practical Examiner Accreditation Program (PEAP) Workshop scheduled for April 23-25 in Mukwonago, ... Continue »
  • WISPA Gathers in Cincinnati

    March 21, 2019— The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) is holding its WISPAMERICA ’19 this week at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati. More than 2,000 WISPs dot the U.S. landscape, providing fixed wireless, high-speed broadband services to more than four million Americans, many of whom reside in rural and remote areas of ... Continue »
  • The Future of Wireless Is Still Wired

    March 21, 2019—
    By Baber Abbas
    The more wireless, the more wires. In the modern era, wires often equal fiber-optic cable, which offers lower loss and higher capacity than legacy coaxial cable. When you go to a networking event, you are likely to be asked is, “What do you do?” My standard answer is that I make ... Continue »
  • What is All This Nonsense About THz Communications?

    March 21, 2019—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Executive Editor and IEEE Senior Member
    There has been this “whack-a-mole” movement around 6G of late. From the White House to MWC to the FCC, it seems the term is popping up in random places waiting for someone to whack it with a mallet and wait for it to pop up at another random location. What is ... Continue »
  • Crown Castle CEO Discusses Future of Small Cells, Towers

    March 21, 2019—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    Jay Brown, president and CEO of Crown Castle International, took part in a wide-ranging conversation about wireless infrastructure on Tuesday at the South Wireless Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, in a question-and-answer session with Monica Mosesso, a district manager for the company in Tennessee. Mosesso:  What will the role of wireless be ... Continue »
  • CBRS to be Extended to 5G Deployments

    March 21, 2019—
    By CBRS Alliance
    Work has begun on a new release of specifications that will support OnGo over 5G. As OnGo commercial services over LTE are poised for rollout, CBRS Alliance Release 3 will address support for 5G deployments using shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. “The shared spectrum paradigm presented by CBRS has ... Continue »
  • Congressman Loebsack Visits Tower; Reintroduces Jobs Training Act

    March 21, 2019— U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) visited a communications tower located in Le Claire, Iowa, to bring attention to the reintroduction of the bipartisan Communications Jobs Training Act of 2019 legislation in the 116th Congress this week by Loebsack and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) from Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District. The tour was facilitated ... Continue »
  • The Current State of the 5G Hype Cycle

    March 19, 2019—
    By Iain Gillott, contributing editor
    Good things come to those who wait, and the wait may be a little longer than the hype about 5G wireless communications would have you believe. Every new generation of mobile technology comes with its own hype and over-promises — that is simply the nature of the industry. Back in the ... Continue »

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