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BAI Communications buys Mobilitie

BAI Communications, which is majority-owned by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), has agreed to acquire privately held U.S.-based network infrastructure company Mobilitie, saying that the purchase "represents a major expansion" of its business in North America. The acquisition, which is expected to...

Dish inks seven new tower deals to boost its nationwide 5G effort

Dish has signed seven new tower deals to boost its nationwide 5G network infrastructure, the operator said in a release. Dish, which is in the process of constructing a cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G wireless network, secured new tower agreements with Harmoni Towers, Mobilite, Parallel Infrastructure,...

Mobilitie to bring 5G capabilities to Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay

The 5G network upgrade will feature more than 15,000 feet of fiber, 138 remotes and 276 antennas Wireless infrastructure specialist Mobilitie is supporting wireless carriers as they outfit Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field, home Tampa Bay Rays, with 5G capabilities. The network upgrade, comprised of a...

Mobilitie to deploy 5G network at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal Mall

Mobilitie is installing a DAS that has a fiber and cable backbone of more than 20,000 linear feet Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal Mall, located across Atlantic Avenue from Barclays Center, is being fitted with a 5G network by Madison International Realty and wireless infrastructure specialist Mobilitie. For...

Mobilitie installs DAS at Los Angeles Football Club’s new stadium

 The DAS includes 160 antennas and seven miles of cabling U.S. firm Mobilitie has installed its neutral-host distributed antenna system (DAS) at the Banc of California Stadium, home of Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). The deployment was the result of a multi-year partnership between Mobilitie...

CBRS battle will have more winners than losers

Analysts see growth for equipment providers regardless of FCC decision Companies from inside and outside the wireless industry are excited about the Federal Communications Commission's plan to make more spectrum available in the 3550-3700 MHz band. Citizens broadband radio service, or CBRS, could deliver the...

Mobilitie neutral host DAS moves 25 terabytes during Kentucky Derby

Pictures of Always Dreaming, the winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby race, were spread across social media sites by the 263,000 fans on hand at Churchill Downs. In fact, based on information from wireless infrastructure provider Mobilitie, attendees set a new record by sending...

Small cell siting update

Florida and California consider state legislation while FCC considers federal rules. A lot has happened in Washington, D.C., since Mobilitie petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to set guidelines to expedite site acquisition for wireless infrastructure. Mobilitie filed its petition shortly after President Donald...

Radio access: wireless carriers covet the public right of way

The clock is ticking for wireless carriers as they race to secure urban locations for small cells. Carriers need to add outdoor small cells to handle the exponential growth in demand for mobile data on busy city streets. "The right of way deployments are absolutely...

Connecting the dots: 7 businesses poised to profit from network densification

The companies that build and operate wireless networks are not the only businesses poised to profit as carriers densify their networks with small cells. As network nodes multiply, a number of businesses that support the carriers are seeing new opportunities. Dark fiber providers Wireless carriers...

Will the shared infrastructure model work for small cells?

Cost and time to market are the two major hurdles mobile network operators face as they work to densify their networks with outdoor small cells. Equipment costs have come down, but the costs associated with site acquisition and fiber remain relatively high from the...

SpiderCloud preps multi-operator small cells

Dual-mode solution can support multiple operators, but not until mobile devices support CBRS As the debate intensifies over whether and how carriers should implement LTE in the 5 GHz spectrum band, a leading developer of indoor small cells is launching a less-contentious solution. SpiderCloud Wireless...

Cities walk a fine line with small cell providers

Wireless carriers know they need to densify their networks with urban small cells to support today's data traffic and tomorrow's "5G" networks. But as they work to deploy in public spaces, carriers and their agents are getting a crash course in local politics and...

New York sees opportunity in small cells

New York has been one of the most proactive cities in the United States when it comes to small cell deployments. It has a well-informed city government and a history of working with the wireless industry, but even with these advantages the process of...

Mobilitie to increase transparency for jurisdictions

Mobilitie President Christos Karmis says the company plans to use its own name as it works with cities and counties to develop small cell sites, and will rely less on subsidiary names in the future. Over the past several months, attorneys who represent city governments...

Carrier small cells appear slowly but surely

T-Mobile commits to small cells as groundwork for 5G Small cell deployments are proving to be more complex, costly and time consuming in the U.S. than they were in East Asia, but wireless carriers know they need to move forward and are slowly but surely...

AT&T acquisition, Sprint small cell update … 5 things to know today

1. AT&T said it will buy platform partner Quickplay Media for an undisclosed amount. The company said Quickplay will support the three streaming video services it plans to launch this year through DirecTV. One of those will be a mobile-first video service that appears...

Sprint small cell delays could impact other carriers

Sprint says it plans to defer most of its network densification spending into its 2017 fiscal year. Overall, the carrier projects roughly $3 billion in capital spending this fiscal year, down 36% from last year. "Their huge cut to network spending suggests that they are...

Sprint projects steep drop in capital spending

Sprint plans to invest $3 billion in network equipment and other capital goods during fiscal 2016, which started for the company on April 1. That's down from $4.7 billion during fiscal 2015 and $5.4 billion in 2014. Some of the carrier's capital is being diverted...

Sprint small cell deployment will include Wi-Fi

CommScope tapped for Sprint small cell deployment Sprint has chosen CommScope for a significant indoor small cell deployment designed to support LTE and Wi-Fi. The carrier plans to use CommScope's S1000 small cell, one of the assets CommScope acquired when it bought small cell specialist...

Small cell sharing: ExteNet and Mobilitie see opportunity

Small cells could signal a 'new neutral' Neutral host providers like ExteNet Systems and Mobilitie foresee a shift in their business models as network architectures become more distributed. The term "neutral host" means these companies host different carriers on shared infrastructure, just as tower owners...

Who’s hiring small cell engineers?

With small cell momentum on the rise, an increasing number of companies are seeking engineers with experience in both distributed antenna systems and other small cell technologies. RCR Wireless News rounded up a sampling of recent listing of companies who are looking for small cell...

New York prepares for surge in small cell deployments

New York City is preparing to solicit bids for new city streetlight poles that can accommodate more small cells, hoping to capture carrier spending before mobile operators lose patience with the city and turn to commercial property owners to secure sites. More than 2,200...

Mobilitie secures $325M debt investment to keep up with data explosion

Mobilitie, the country's largest privately-held wireless infrastructure provider, announced it will receive a $325 million debt investment from CIT Bank N.A. and TD Securities to bolster its distributed antenna systems, small cell, macro site and Wi-Fi business. The investment comes on the back of industry...

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