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Broadband plan good for carriers, equipment makers
RCR Wireless 03/17/10 12:54 PM EST    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Wireless carriers and equipment companies should benefit from the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan while smaller local exchange carriers and TV broadcasters may be vulnerable, according to consultants Global Medley Advisors L.L.C. More

American Tower deploys outdoor distributed antenna system network in Barrington Hills, Ill.
American Tower 03/18/10    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
American Tower Corporation announced that it has deployed an outdoor distributed antenna system (DAS) network in Barrington Hills, Illinois in response to increasing wireless coverage needs. The system was completed in February 2010. American Tower has deployed a multi-carrier system in the Barrington Hills area. American Tower's outdoor DAS utilizes existing utility poles in the public right-of-way. AT&T is the anchor tenant on the system. More

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DAS in Action: Newport Coast, Calif. "Distributed Antenna Systems as a Platform for 21st Century Technology" June 15-16, 2010
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Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) have rapidly evolved from an option of last resort for intractable wireless coverage challenges to an integrated platform for delivering 21st Century technologies. Whether providing wireless carriers with dynamic capacity and surgical coverage solutions or arming CIOs with a scalable future-ready network to manage their wireless needs, DAS has emerged as a markedly useful tool for outdoor, inbuilding, and campus-style wireless environments. More

Ericsson expected to buy controlling stake in LG-Nortel
Fierce Broadband Wireless 03/18/10 12:12 AM EST    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Seoul Economic Daily's Web service is reporting that Ericsson will announce plans to buy a controlling stake in a joint venture between LG Electronics and Nortel Networks. The publication said Ericsson will make the announcement and will buy a 50-percent stake plus one share in LG-Nortel. More
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Spire Capital invests $15 million in communications tower builder
MSN Money 03/16/10 6:56 AM EST    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tarpon Towers LLC, a company focused on wireless communications towers has picked up a $15 million equity commitment from Spire Capital Partners. The funds will be used to help Tarpon, based in Bradenton, Fla., secure some of the wireless infrastructure investments that will be made by wireless carriers in the near future to address increased wireless subscriber usage, said Andrew J. Armstrong Jr., managing member at Spire Capital, in a release. More

India should leapfrog to 4G
Economic Times 03/17/10 6:30 AM IST    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In tune with the latest developments worldwide, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) issued a pre-consultation paper, Fourth-generation (4G) mobile wireless broadband services, earlier this month. While the 3G and even 2G spectrum allocation and licensing are deadlocked for the past one year due to interests of various concerned stakeholders, should we even think about 4G? More

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