Posted on 09 October 2013.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – For the second year in a row, Crown Castle looks set to pull off a big deal with a wireless carrier as published reports indicate the tower giant was close to picking up tower assets from AT&T. According to a Bloomberg report, terms of the potential deal were still being worked out. [...]
Posted in Towers
Posted on 18 September 2013.
AT&T looks to be the latest domestic operator attempting to raise some quick cash by selling off its tower assets. According to a Bloomberg report, the telecommunications giant is looking to unload between 10,000 and 11,000 towers for around $5 billion. This is not the first time AT&T has been rumored to be looking at [...]
Posted in Towers
Posted on 09 September 2013.
Crown Castle International surprised some analysts by announcing this morning plans to qualify as a Real Estate Investment Trust by Jan. 1, 2014. “We are delighted to announce this plan for conversion because we believe REIT status is the optimal structure for our business given the real estate nature of our assets,” explained Ben Moreland, [...]
Posted in Infrastructure, Towers
Posted on 06 September 2013.
Consolidation is set to strike the tower space as American Tower announced this morning plans to acquire smaller rival Global Tower Partners’ parent company Macquarie Infrastructure Partners Tower Holdings for approximately $4.8 billion. The deal, if approved by regulators, would add around 5,400 domestic towers; 800 domestic property interests under third-party communications sites; management rights [...]
Posted in Towers
Posted on 21 August 2013.
RCR Wireless News will take a look at the current state of tower and small cell technologies including fiber to the antenna, remote radio head, network densification, Wi-Fi 2.0 and related heterogeneous network integration. Wireless networks are being asked to handle an increasing amount of traffic both from the growth in overall wireless services as well [...]
Posted in Carriers, Heterogeneous Networks, Reports, Sponsored Content, Towers, towers, wi-fi
Posted on 03 August 2013.
According to Wireless Estimator, there have been seven tower climber fatalities in 2013 compared to only one loss in 2012. Mobile operators (i.e. AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile US) are under pressure to complete deployment of LTE networks. This pressure has created a surge in the demand for tower climbers and tower crews across the United [...]
Posted in Infrastructure, Networks, Towers
Posted on 16 May 2013.
Third-generation and “4G” wireless networks are facing a severe capacity crunch caused by massive data demand created by smart phones and tablet devices. Deployment of macrocells will not solve the problem since most of the demand is generated indoors. Service providers are moving towards heterogeneous solutions (3G/4G/Wi-Fi) consisting of a dense network of femtocells, picocells and metrocells [...]
Posted in Cloud, Enterprise, Enterprise Mobile and Wireless, Frontpage, Heterogeneous Networks, Infrastructure, Mobile Data, Mobile Devices, Mobile Video and TV, Networks, Towers, Uncategorized, Webinars, wi-fi, Wireless, Wireless Network Infrastructure
Posted on 02 May 2013.
With over 5,000 qualified tower climber resumes, Towercrews.net will connect employers with mobile, wireless, wind, and utility tower climber professionals and crews. AUSTIN, Texas (May 2, 2013) — RCR Wireless News announced today the launch of Towercrews.net, a tower industry jobs database containing over 5,000 pre-qualified tower climber resumes. Target launch time frame is the second [...]
Posted in Towers
Posted on 16 April 2013.
RCR Wireless takes a look at the regulatory challenges facing the wireless industry, including spectrum issues, potential for additional spectrum auctions, regulations on the second-hand spectrum market, M&A regulations and sitting challenges. As a special bonus, we will provide an annual FirstNet update. Bonus: FirstNet Public Safety Update Presented by CCA
Posted in Devices, Enterprise Mobile and Wireless, Enterprise Mobile and Wireless, Facilitators, FCC Wireless Regulations, Featured, FirstNet, Free, Free, Frontpage, Infrastructure, Infrastructure: DAS, Infrastructure: Site Equipment Solutions, Mobile Content, Mobile Data, Mobile Devices, Networks, Public Safety, Reports, Spectrum Auction, test equipment, Towers, Wireless, Wireless Internet, Wireless Network Infrastructure
Posted on 10 April 2013.
RCR Wireless News Editor-in-Chief Dan Meyer was joined by esteemed guests, including long-time industry analysts Roger Entner, former FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former Senior Attorney with the Competition Division in the FCC’s Office of General Counsel Lawrence Spiwak and former FCC Wireless Bureau Chief Fred Campbell in taking a look at the regulatory challenges facing [...]
Posted in Carriers, Devices, Enabler Apps, Enterprise, Enterprise Mobile and Wireless, Facilitators, FCC Wireless Regulations, Featured, FirstNet, Free, Free, Frontpage, Infrastructure, Infrastructure: Site Equipment Solutions, Location Based Services, Mobile Content, Mobile Data, Mobile Devices, Networks, Opinion, Public Safety, RCR Events, Smart Grid, Spectrum Auction, Towers, towers, Webinars, wi-fi, Wireless, Wireless Application Developers, Wireless Facts and Figures, Wireless Internet, Wireless Network Infrastructure, Wireless Providers, Wireless Retailers, Wireless Technology