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Galtronics Webinar: Why Antenna Selection is Critical to Wireless Deployments

Now more than ever, RF propagation in highly densified environments requires an approach that is both creative and scientific. The antenna at the edge can determine the success, or failure, of the overall system. What are the pitfalls? What are the choices? How do...

Reader Forum: Debunking myths regarding antenna design for wearable devices

Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible, but we maintain some editorial control...

Reality Check: How to choose the optimal base station antennas

The choice of antennas for base stations rarely receives any attention. Antennas are regarded as a cheap commodity that will “do its job” regardless of which antenna you choose. Nothing could be further

LTE networks set to push technology boundaries

The evolution of wireless networks has gone hand-in-hand with the needs of consumers and spectrum possessed by carriers. You need both to make a network work, but that evolution has begun to accelerate as consumer needs have pushed beyond the spectrum available to support...

SK Telecom, Rohde & Schwarz to work on antenna technology

South Korean communications giant SK Telecom said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rohde & Schwarz to jointly research and develop next-generation antenna technologies. The deal calls for the two companies to “create a test bed for active antenna system,” which they...

Cisco shipping special Wi-Fi gear for arenas

Cisco has announced a new Wi-Fi access point and stadium antenna that covers a smaller area for use in arenas and large venues to help improve user access and wireless speeds.....

Pole attachment order seeks price parity between cable and telecom

The Federal Communications Commission new regulations on pole attachments are designed to get mobile broadband services to market more quickly, but are already meeting resistance from the utility industry. The agency released details of the order, which among other things sets a maximum timeframes for...

Spotlight on: Core Development Services: Firm hires former city planners to fast-track siting deployments

California has gained a reputation as one of the most difficult states to get towers sited. One company is using that ungainly standing as a way to differentiate its services from its competitors in the site-acquisition and development sector. Core Development Services has hired...

Antennas: Where the rubber meets the road: Handset market demands low-cost volumes, sophisticated innovation

You've undoubtedly noticed, with pleasure, that the telescoping, whip antenna of yore has long ago disappeared inside the increasingly sleek device you slip into your pocket. Technology is supposed to be invisible. Out-of-sight, out-of-mind is fine for the consumer, blissfully unaware of the complexity...

Labor day

The good news for the mobilephone industry is carriers, manufacturers, trade associations and standards bodies are nearly free of health litigation for the first time in years. The bad news is the industry is about to be confronted by an overlooked actor in long-running...

Powerwave acquires network equipment business from Filtronic

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Powerwave Technologies Inc., a wireless antenna firm, said it plans to acquire the majority of the network equipment division of London-based Filtronic plc for nearly 21 million shares of common stock and $150 million in cash. The deal depends on approval by...

GTP scores more towers

BOCA RATON, Fla.-Global Tower Partners said it completed the acquisition of the site management division of Tower Resource Management, which adds 3,676 new rooftop sites and seven new wireless communication towers to GTP's portfolio.GTP now owns, manages and leases some 7,000 sites throughout the...

Consolidation wave continues among telecom vendors

Wireless-related mergers and acquisitions dominated the headlines last week from technology pairings to content match-ups. Here is a roundup: Qualcomm Inc. paid $57 million in cash for Elata, a privately held U.K.-based developer of content-delivery software. Qualcomm said it will integrate its BREW platform...

Antenova buys short-range antenna business

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom-Antenova Ltd., an integrated RF solutions provider, announced it has acquired Finland's Perlos Corp.'s gigaAnt short-range wireless antenna business, expanding Antenova's High Dielectric Antenna technology and Radionova radio antenna modules sales channels.Terms of the deal were not disclosed."GigaAnt develops antennas for short-range...

Nextel, Clear Channel to collocate towers

Clear Channel Communications Inc. announced Nextel Communications Inc. has signed a five-year master lease agreement with four five-year renewal options that allows Nextel to collocate wireless equipment on Clear Channel's 1,300 wireless tower sites and allows Clear Channel to collocate radio equipment on Nextel's...

Progress Telecom to merge with EPIK Communications

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-Progress Telecom and EPIK Communications announced they will merge to form a new Progress Telecom focused on delivering wholesale broadband solutions.The merged company will be jointly owned by Progress Energy, parent company of Progress Telecom, and Odyssey Telecorp, parent company of EPIK....

Hark announces site monitoring and security system

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.-Hark Tower Systems announced its SecureSite SSM2000 Tower Site Monitoring and Security System, a suite of hardware, software and services to provide wireless antenna site management solutions.The system includes: the SSM-2000 Base Site Controller that monitors for problems and alerts organizations of...

Gabriel signs distribution agreement with Sabre

SCARBOROUGH, Maine—Antenna solution research and development company Gabriel announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Sabre Communications Corp. authorizing Sabre to market and supply Gabriel's wireless antenna solutions throughout the United States and Canada.Sabre said it will offer Gabriel's line of 2.300-2.500 GHz...

Aerial selects Aperian

PHOENIX-High speed, fixed wireless company Aerial Telecom said it selected Internet service solution provider Aperian Inc. to host and provide bandwidth for Aerial's wireless antennas across the nation.

Andrew signs contract with DMC Stratex

ORLAND PARK, Ill.-Andrew Corp. announced a new $10 million, three-year contract to provide ValuLine and terrestrial wireless antennas and associated equipment to DMC Stratex Networks Inc. Andrew supplies communications systems.

SEVERAL WIRELESS HEALTH-RELATED LAWSUITS SET TO HIT COURTS NEXT MONTH

WASHINGTON-Key lawsuits are set to go forward next month involving claims of fraudulent auditing and privacy violations against Wireless Technology Research L.L.C. and an allegation that a prototype mobile phone antenna caused brain cancer to a Motorola Inc. engineer in the mid-1980s.On Oct. 14,...

TRANSCEPT BEGINS BUSINESS APART FROM SANDERS

MANCHESTER, N.H.-Transcept Inc., previously the telecommunications business unit of Sanders, announced last week its inception as an independent, privately held company.Transcept's focus is on offering equipment that helps carries deploy and improve their networks while building fewer towers by using surplus bandwidth on cable,...

SBA TO GO PUBLIC

NEW YORK-SBA Communications Corp., a Boca Raton, Fla., owner of wireless communications towers, plans to go public in June via an offering of 11.54 million shares in an expected price range of $12 to $14 each.Lehman Brothers Inc., New York, is lead underwriter of...

PRODUCTS

DinetDinet Inc. announced an advanced keypad will be installed in all of its models of mobile data terminals. The keypad provides a more tactile feel as well as improved radio-frequency shielding. Testing of the new keypad showed no failures occurring in 16 million pushes....

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