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  • Vertical Bridge’s Wireless Infrastructure Portfolio Tops 250,000 Sites

    January 15, 2019— Vertical Bridge Holdings  has grown its portfolio to 266,000 owned, master-leased and right-to-master sites. The company, which is entering its fifth year of operations, also announced that it has built more than 500 macro towers for U.S. telecommunications carriers to date, with the majority having been constructed within the last ... Continue »
  • TowerCo Secures $300MM Equity Commitment

    January 15, 2019— TowerCo has formed a partnership created by members of the TowerCo management team and Peppertree Capital Management. As part of the transaction, TowerCo retained all of its assets and Peppertree committed an additional $300 million of equity capital to fund future growth. The transaction represents Peppertree’s 76th investment in the communications ... Continue »
  • Sprint Brings 5G, MIMO to 2.5 GHz

    January 15, 2019— Together with Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Sprint completed an over-the-air 5G data transmission using 2.5 GHz and Massive MIMO on a live commercial network. The field test, conducted on Sprint’s commercial network in San Diego, used global 5G standards on a commercial 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) network with Sprint’s ... Continue »
  • Can Wireless Backhaul Make a Comeback in 5G?

    January 15, 2019— AGL eDigestIn a joint project, Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have demonstrated a millimeter wave link with a data transmission rate of 40 Gbps at the Deutsche Telekom Service Center in Athens. The test was a 4X increase compared to today’s 10 Gbps speeds using current commercial millimeter wave solutions. It proves the ... Continue »
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Comm. Brendan Carr to Keynote NATE UNITE 2019

    January 15, 2019—
    By The Editors of AGL
    The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr are confirmed to deliver keynote addresses at the NATE UNITE 2019 Conference in Grapevine, Texas. NATE UNITE 2019 will take place February 4-7, 2019 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention ... Continue »
  • Small Cell Order Goes into Effect; Appeal Goes to 9th Circuit

    January 15, 2019—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit denied the cities’ request for a stay, the FCC’s Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order on small cell deployment went into effect this week. Known as the September Small Cell Order, the item states that fees charged by a municipality for ... Continue »
  • The Past, Present and Future of Tower Mounted Amplifiers

    January 15, 2019—
    By Erik Lilieholm
    If I had to pick one product to represent the theme of my career in the wireless industry, it would have to be the tower mounted amplifier (TMA). I do have more than one string to my bow, as nobody could spend 30 years in wireless without continually learning about ... Continue »
  • The Beginnings of 5G for 2019?

    January 15, 2019—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Executive Editor and IEEE Senior Member
    With CES under our belts, we saw vendors from all over the world scrambling to come up with the latest and greatest products from the tech world. And, of course, 5G is a major attention getter. It will be interesting to see how the 5G spin will play out this ... Continue »

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