Corning’s cable show

What’s the best cable show on television? That’s an easy question for Corning, which has produced a series of ads to promote its optical fiber cable. One of the ads recently took home three Telly Awards, including the 2014 Bronze People’s Telly Award for a Commercial or Marketing Piece. Each Corning ad focuses on a […]

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Wi-Fi making transit in-roads

Wi-Fi making transit in-roads

Wi-Fi continues its march toward ubiquity, particularly in transit systems. Wireless connectivity is even coming to an international flight near you – if it hasn’t already. Connectivity on transit poses a unique problem for coverage. Commuter rail lines often run at least partially below ground, and in-flight offerings have been limited both due to the […]

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Nokia Networks to buy Panasonic’s base station segment

Nokia Networks to buy Panasonic’s base station segment

Nokia Networks has agreed to buy Panasonic’s 3G/LTE base station business, aiming to strengthen its offerings in Japan. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it covers base stations and related wireless equipment for both in terms of fixed assets and business contracts with Panasonic’s customers, which will be transferred to Nokia Networks’ Japan segment. […]

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Small cells: hosted solution lets carriers test the waters

Small cells can be big investments for regional operators, many of whom may not be ready to invest $1M or more in a small cell gateway. These are the target customers for ClearSky Technologies’ hosted small cell solution. The company sells access to its GSM/LTE gateways to regional carriers, enabling them to treat small cells […]

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Nokia dives deeper into infrastructure services

Nokia dives deeper into infrastructure services

Nokia Networks scored a big LTE win in North America when Sprint tapped the company for its Sprint Spark build, and now Nokia is clearly eager for more. Recognizing that American carriers often choose vendors that can offer network implementation services, Nokia recently announced its plan to acquire SAC Wireless. “We’re seeing a huge demand […]

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Lease Advisors, InSite Wireless Group form infrastructure JV

Lease Advisors, InSite Wireless Group form infrastructure JV

Cellular and billboard lease acquisition company Lease Advisors has formed a joint venture for wireless infrastructure with privately-held tower company InSite Wireless Group, which owns and manages about 800 cell tower and distributed antenna system sites in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Pairing Lease Advisors’ proven leadership in cellular land […]

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Network densification and DAS

Tony Lefebvre of TE Connectivity discussed with RCR Wireless News the necessity of network densification and how DAS is making that possible. Lefebvre also talks about industry trends that his company is noticing, as well as a preview of TE Connectivity’s upcoming partnership with Alcatel-Lucent on TE’s FlexWave system. TE Connectivity has had strong results in recent […]

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Reality Check: Mitigating network deployment delays and cost overruns

Reality Check: Mitigating network deployment delays and cost overruns

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. After billions of dollars and countless man-hours spent over the last two decades, network deployment should have almost evolved into a science. Unfortunately, it often continues to be plagued by […]

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American Tower shares lessons learned in DAS, LatAm

American Tower shares lessons learned in DAS, LatAm

Like many other successful companies, American Tower is outgrowing its name. “American” no longer refers just to the United States; towers in other parts of North and South America are now a big part of the company’s portfolio. And that portfolio has expanded beyond towers to include thousands of distributed antenna systems. But the name […]

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Plans expand for Chinese transit Wi-Fi network

Plans expand for Chinese transit Wi-Fi network

Digital advertising network VisionChina Media Inc. announced a partnership with infrastructure vendor Huawei to explore a national mass transit Wi-Fi network in China, expanding the company’s efforts to position itself as a leader in wireless connectivity and big data-supported advertising on transit systems there. The initial agreement covers research and development of a transit-centered Wi-Fi network, […]

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