Tower companies and taxes

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By Martha DeGrasse on August 20, 2014 Cell Tower News, Network Infrastructure The U.S. government is looking at a way to raise billions in tax revenue, but it could come at the expense of some tower companies. A tax reform bill drafted by the House Ways and Means Committee would change the rules companies must […]

DAS boosts the bottom line

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By Martha DeGrasse on August 5, 2014 Infrastructure: DAS Distributed antenna systems provide connectivity behind the scenes, out of sight, even underground in some cases, and at times they have been as hard to find in corporate financial results as they are in some of the venues where they’re deployed. But that’s starting to change. Wireless infrastructure […]

Enterprise small cells: deployment challenges

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By Martha DeGrasse on July 16, 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Operators are securing enterprise small cell contracts with promises of faster and more reliable connectivity. Putting those promises into practice requires close cooperation with vendors like Alcatel-Lucent and SpiderCloud Wireless, who discussed the challenges on a recent RCR Insights panel along with Peter Jarich of Current […]

Wheeler: FCC Must Accelerate IP Transition

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Wheeler: FCC Must Accelerate IP Transition Chairman Says Agency Can’t Afford to ‘Sit Around and Suck Eggs’ By: John Eggerton Feb 06 2014 – 03:38pm

Global metro data traffic to grow 560% by 2017

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Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs forecasts a 560 percent increase in data traffic on metro  networks by 2017, driving a major shift in network design http://www3.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/newsreleases/detail?LMSG_CABINET=Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=News_Releases_2013/News_Article_002957.xml&lu_lang_code=en Company’s Cloud–Optimized Metro Solution will help operators prepare for rapid traffic growth, driven by unprecedented demand for ultra broadband access, video and cloud services Paris – December 3, 2013 – A […]

House to re-write foundational communications law

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December 03, 2013, 05:27 pm The leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced Tuesday that they will begin re-writing the Communications Act, a foundational law that regulates the television, telephone and Internet industries. Updating the act will be a multi-year effort, and each potential change will likely prompt intense lobbying from powerful industry […]