Cell Tower News: Copper Thieves Strike Again; State Laws Impact Towers

Cell Tower News: Copper Thieves Strike Again; State Laws Impact Towers

24 April 2014 by Jarad Matula

Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, created by Jarad Matula and brought to you by Towercrews.net. The plague of copper thefts continues for tower companies. This time a thief in the Chattanooga, TN area stole $300 worth of copper from a local tower. To get that measly amount of copper, the person […]

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Mobile Minute: Net neutrality ruling expected

Mobile Minute: Net neutrality ruling expected

24 April 2014 by Martha DeGrasse

Mobile Minute: The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is denying claims that his agency’s upcoming rule changes will put an end to net neutrality. Those rule changes are to be made public today, and today’s Wall Street Journal reported that the FCC will allow service providers to charge content […]

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Waiting for China: Qualcomm sales slide as China results disappoint

24 April 2014 by Martha DeGrasse

Qualcomm (QCOM), the leading maker of smartphone chipsets, reported lower-than-expected sales for its second quarter as China’s emerging LTE market failed to create the demand Qualcomm had hoped for. Sales were $6.37 billion, up 4% year-on-year, and operating income was $1.99 billion, up 6% year-on-year. LTE modems and licensing fees related to LTE patents will […]

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U.S.

Nuage Networks sees SDN coming to fruition

Nuage Networks sees SDN coming to fruition

24 April 2014 by Kelly Hill

Nuage Networks says it has conducted 30 successful trials of network virtualization around the world in the past year, and that its initial focus on the data center environment is bringing validation to the much-hyped prospects of software-defined networking. The Alcatel-Lucent venture was launched one year ago, and the company is affirming customer momentum in […]

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U.S.

Verizon Wireless customer growth shows competitive strain, financials remain healthy

Verizon Wireless customer growth shows competitive strain, financials remain healthy

24 April 2014 by Dan Meyer

It appears the recent pricing moves by Verizon Wireless were indeed caused by competitive pressures as the carrier announced slowing growth and increased churn. Verizon Wireless reported that it added 549,000 branded net customer additions during the first quarter, including 539,000 customers to its postpaid and 10,000 customers to its prepaid service. Those results were […]

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Analyst Angle: Two out of three: number of licenses, speed, cost

Analyst Angle: Two out of three: number of licenses, speed, cost

23 April 2014 by Roger Entner, Lead Analyst, Recon Analytics

The FCC appears ready to continue the narrow channelization idea for the upcoming incentive auctions intended to reallocate up to 120 megahertz of broadcast spectrum to wireless broadband.

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Reality Check: ‘5G’ – moving beyond the hype

Reality Check: ‘5G’ – moving beyond the hype

22 April 2014 by Hossein Moiin, EVP of Technology and Innovation, Nokia Solutions and Networks

Today “5G” is not yet a newborn; and we, as its parents, are still trying to define its genetic makeup. As it is impossible to predict all the use cases of the future, we need to ensure that the DNA of 5G is as flexible as

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Reality Check: VoLTE battery issues? Not really

22 April 2014 by Doug Makishima, COO, D2 Technologies

In 2012, despite gains made in voice over LTE viability as a carrier option for delivering data and voice over 4G LTE networks through IMS cores, several industry pundits pointed out the elephant in the room:

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U.S.

Reader Forum: Next-generation service provider security – dynamic multi-layered defense

21 April 2014 by Leonid Burakovsky, Sr. Director Strategic Solutions, F5 Networks

The concept of service provider security is undergoing a significant shift due to changes in several key areas: business, technology and the profile of the attacker.

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U.S.

Reader Forum: Why mobile acceleration technology is necessary to keep up with user demand

21 April 2014 by Yossi Atias, VP and GM Mobile Business Unit, PeerApp

Much has been written about the evolving wireless broadband capacity crunch and the mobile network technologies that help solve this problem.

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From Our Editors

Apple scores a home run 24 April 2014 Martha DeGrasse

Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US closes on 700 MHz spectrum deal; AT&T expands Domain 2.0 24 April 2014 Dan Meyer

LatAm Wrap: Brazil enacts Internet bill of rights 24 April 2014 Roberta Prescott

OTA testing: MIMO standards, costs and the ‘death grip’ 23 April 2014 Kelly Hill

Towercrews.net Featured Jobs for the Week of 4/23 23 April 2014 Jarad Matula

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Commentary

Reality Check: T-Mobile US’ three days of change 15 April 2014 by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group

Reality Check: Real-time analytics – the new CEM 15 April 2014 by Charlie Thomas, CEO, Razorsight

Reality Check: Managing strategic LTE partners 15 April 2014 by Adam Cummins, Principal, Pace Harmon

Reader Forum: Wearable tech is here – are you ready? 13 April 2014 by Andi Mann, VP Business Unit Strategy, CA Technologies

Reader Forum: From mash-ups to sponsored data: why operators must collaborate with OTTs 07 April 2014 by Andy Tiller, VP Product Marketing, AsiaInfo

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