Welcome to the weekly wrap-up of everything in the world of cell tower companies. We cover top-level industry stories, DAS, and regional/local news. Weekly Cell Tower News brought to you by Towercrews.net
Global/National Cell Tower News:
- The Nation Association of Tower Erectors, NATE, has created the NATE Exchange which gives people access to online safety training courses.
- AT&T has begun cannibalizing its 2G & 3G networks to increase LTE capacity.
- With so many spectrum auctions coming up in the next 12-18 months, the US could look to the UK for advice on how to conduct bidding.
- In related news, Sprint is passing on the H Block Auction.
- A senior manager at AT&T’s Antenna Solutions Group says towers are still the best method for signal, despite small cell growth.
- Vertical Consultants reveals how mobile usage forecast affects cell tower lease value.
- The winter months are upon us, and GME Supply is a having a sale on warming gear for tower climbers.
- New iGR study estimates the number of DAS systems installed in the U.S.
- AT&T improves its WiFi coverage at University of California, Berkeley by installing a new DAS system.
- Cornell University has released a detailed paper about beamforming design for DAS. Warning: it’s a dense read.
Regional/Local Cell Tower News:
- Mark your calendar! The Arizona Wireless Association is holding their annual holiday part on Dec. 5.
- Malibu power pole inspection programs underway.
- Most Texas wireless 911 calls lack location information, only being able to locate the cell towers.
- Application for new wireless tower fun grant moving forward in Keyser, West Virginia.
- Ridgefield, Connecticut is taking a poll related to the proposal of a cell tower on Old Stagecoach Road.
- Wawarsing, New York gets plan for New Cingular Wireless tower.
- A balloon test is set for wireless tower in Hurley, New York.
- AT&T will float a cell tower trial balloon at a dump of all places.
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