Despite Hurricane Harvey Telecom Outages, Industry Steps Up Good Will Efforts

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Hurricane Harvey telecom outages were substantial in Texas and Louisiana, with more than 4.7% of cell sites out of service in 55 counties designated part of the disaster area, the FCC reported yesterday. Two counties had more than 50% of cell sites out of service....Learn More

Sprint All-Wireless Small Cell Improves Indoor/Outdoor Coverage, Will Aid with 5G

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The Sprint Magic Box, announced today, is an indoor all-wireless small cell that uses the company’s cellular network for both the final link to the end user and for backhaul from the small cell to a traditional cell tower, a.k.a. microcell, where traffic is handed...Learn More

AT&T Testing Cell Site Drones for Disaster Recovery, Festivals and More

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AT&T has been testing the use of drone-mounted radios and antennas to augment its cellular network in the case of a natural or manmade disaster or for certain other use cases, said Art Pregler, AT&T drone project director, in an interview with Telecompetitor. The company...Learn More

Nielsen Studies WiFi Vs. Cellular Usage Patterns

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Paying monthly mobile overage charges is becoming increasingly burdensome for consumers as they continue to consume more in the way of mobile video and other forms of data-hungry content. Six point six percent of mobile Android consumers were billed for overage charges in 2Q 2016,...Learn More

Zayo is Awarded 1,800 Site National Mobile Infrastructure Contract

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Boulder, Colorado — September 6, 2016 — Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has signed its largest mobile infrastructure contract to date. Zayo will upgrade and expand the customer’s fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) network, which includes dark fiber to more than 1,800 cell sites in 26 markets...Learn More

GVTC Selects Wholesale Ethernet Partner

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Smithson Valley, Texas — July 19, 2016 — GVTC Communications has selected Data Foundry’s, state-of-the-art, Texas 1 facility as an interconnection point for the company’s recently launched wholesale Ethernet business. Texas 1 will serve as a gateway for GVTC’s Ethernet network capable of transporting up...Learn More

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