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  • 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
    AGL eDigestWork 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— AGL eDigestU.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 »
  • Vodafone Idea Chooses Nokia for Next-Gen LTE in India

    March 19, 2019— Vodafone Idea Limited has partnered with Nokia to deploy single RAN Advanced, 2X2massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) and small cells. Nokia’s Single RAN solution simplifies network installation and management, and the deployment of massive MIMO technology will enhance capacity and speed. Further, the installation of Nokia’s small cells will supplement ... Continue »
  • Radio Broadcaster Dies in Fall From Tower

    March 18, 2019— Barry McCall, 62, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, died in a fall from the guyed to tower of his low-power radio station last week. An electrician at Firestone Polymers for 40 years, Barry was the founder and operator of KELB and KEBL, Southern Gospel Christian Radio station, “Eternal Life Broadcasting.” He was ... Continue »
  • FCC Expands Incentive Auction-related Reimbursement Rules

    March 18, 2019— The FCC has adopted rules to reimburse certain low-power TV (LPTV), TV translator, and FM stations for eligible expenses incurred as a result of the its incentive auction. “This item draws on lessons we’ve already learned during the once-in-a-generation incentive auction and repacking process to disburse $1 billion dollars in additional ... Continue »

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