Category: Infrastructure

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 […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

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 […]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure, Networks0 Comments

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 […]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure, Infrastructure: DAS, Networks0 Comments

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 […]

by Tony Mistretta, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Vertix Consulting Posted in Infrastructure, Opinion0 Comments

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 […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Verizon eyes ODAS, LTE optimization (RCR Mobile Minute)

Verizon eyes ODAS, LTE optimization (RCR Mobile Minute)

The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. Outdoor distributed antenna systems has been a tricky business for carriers and infrastructure providers alike due to zoning challenges, maintenance costs and leasing challenges. Nonetheless, Verizon Wireless is testing the waters with several projects. Analyst Aaron Blazar of Atlantic-ACM said that Verizon Wireless discussed its ODAS initiatives […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Infrastructure news: Carrier spending update

Infrastructure news: Carrier spending update

Investment in wireless infrastructure is a big part of capital spending for both Verizon and AT&T, and both carriers spent more during the most recent quarter than analysts had expected. Verizon’s total Q2 capital spending was $4.3 billion, and AT&T spent a solid $6.0 billion. AT&T has said repeatedly that it’s committed to the “$21 […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

CCI’s small cell growth; Alcatel-Lucent’s AT&T win (RCR Mobile Minute)

CCI’s small cell growth; Alcatel-Lucent’s AT&T win (RCR Mobile Minute)

The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. Crown Castle sees strong carrier spending, adds small cells Tower giant Crown Castle International (CCI) reported second quarter revenues of $916.3 million, up 25% from the year-ago quarter. The company noted continuing network investment by all four major U.S. carriers, and said that it made significant progress […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Juniper sees customer spending delays

Juniper sees customer spending delays

Juniper (JNPR) says its biggest customers are spending less than expected on routers, and the company is trimming its forecast for third quarter sales and profits. In a call with analysts and investors, Juniper CEO Shaygan Kheradpir cited “market dynamics including M&A activities” as a reason that certain projects have been delayed. He did not […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

Cell towers and the ‘silent majority’

Cell towers and the ‘silent majority’

Tower company executives are seeing a shift in public opinion when it comes to new cell towers. Even those who might not want new towers recognize the need for coverage. What’s the best way to protest a proposed cell tower in your neighborhood? You could contact your city’s leaders by calling or emailing them. And […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure0 Comments

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