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

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

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

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

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

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

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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