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  • Verizon, Ericsson Hit New Speeds on 5G

    February 25, 2020—
    By The Editors of AGL
    Verizon, along with Samsung Electronics Americas, Motorola Mobility, and Qualcomm Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, has teamed up to demonstrate 5G peak speeds of 4.2 gigabits per second using millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum on its live 5G network. Using carrier aggregation, a technology that combines multiple channels of spectrum ... Continue »
  • Jim Miller and Ken Meador Honored at NATE UNITE 2020

    February 25, 2020—
    Press Release
    Joey Deuer, Sheri O-Dell-Deuer, and Heather Gastelum Awarded Chairman’s Coin; Ray, Hightower, and Jones Recognized for Years of Service to NATE; Congressmen Loebsack and Walden Honored for Legislative Accomplishments NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association today honored Jim Miller, CEO of EasTex Tower, LLC and Executive Advisor of Enertech Holdings, LLC ... Continue »
  • Wake Tech to Train Next Generation of Tower Technicians

    February 25, 2020—
    Press Release
    Wake Tech will be the first community college in North Carolina, and only the third in the United States to offer a Telecommunications Tower Technician program. The college announced the new program today in collaboration with Tower Engineering Professionals (TEP), a prominent Raleigh-based telecommunications engineering firm. The program, endorsed and ... Continue »
  • Cumulus Exploring Sale of Broadcast Towers

    February 25, 2020—
    By The Editors of AGL
    With revenues sagging 4.4 percent, Cumulus announce efforts to monetize non-core assets, including towers and land in Nashville, Tennessee, company officials said during their fourth quarter 2019 earnings call. Cumulus is looking to sell its tower portfolio, which consists of over 250 owned tower sites across 32 states “These strategic priorities help ... Continue »
  • Dish Describes ORAN 5G Plans (without timeline)

    February 25, 2020—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    The big question in the wireless industry is no longer what will Charlie Ergen do, but when will he do it. During Dish Network’s fourth quarter earnings call, top executives did not give up too many details but revealed that the new 5G network will use open RAN vender-neutral technology. “We ... Continue »
  • As SBA Looks Forward, It Sees Catalysts Galore

    February 25, 2020—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    The tower industry is set for an upturn in the second half of 2020 with the resolution of the legal challenges to the Sprint/ T-Mobile merger and the birth of a new facilities-based nationwide carrier, said Jeffrey Stoops, president and CEO of SBA Communications during the fourth quarter 2019 earnings ... Continue »
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