Category: Towers

Report: Crown Castle close to AT&T tower deal

Report: Crown Castle close to AT&T tower deal

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. […]

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AT&T (again) reported to be looking at tower sale

AT&T (again) reported to be looking at tower sale

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 […]

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Crown Castle looks for 2014 REIT move

Crown Castle looks for 2014 REIT move

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, […]

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American Tower to acquire Global Tower for $4.8B

American Tower to acquire Global Tower for $4.8B

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 […]

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Feature Report: Tower Technology Review

Feature Report: Tower Technology Review

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 […]

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Tower Talk: How to prevent tower climber fatalities

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 […]

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Freescale Webinar: Software Strategies and Solutions for Next Generation Wireless Networks

Freescale Webinar: Software Strategies and Solutions for Next Generation Wireless Networks

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 […]

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Tower climber resumes, news and jobs available on Towercrews.net

Tower climber resumes, news and jobs available on Towercrews.net

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 […]

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Feature Report: Regulatory Review: Regulations continue to shape wireless industry

Feature Report: Regulatory Review: Regulations continue to shape wireless industry

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

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Webinar: 2013 Regulatory Review: A deep dive into the wireless industry’s regulatory challenges

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 […]

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