CTIA in review: 5G and network densification

This week on HetNet Happenings, RCR Wireless News Managing Editor Sean Kinney takes a look at some of the dominant themes of the annual CTIA Super Mobility show held last week in Las Vegas. CTIA Super Mobility is an annual expo marked by big time product launches and...

JerseyNet takes center stage in Atlantic City

The FirstNet early builder project in New Jersey, known as JerseyNet, provided coverage at a pair of recent weekend beach concerts in Atlantic City, enabling the police department to sidestep the usual crashing of their mobile security cameras and actually use the...

3 ways the cell tower industry is changing

Last year active tower sites in the U.S. declined for the first time ever, according to the analysts at SNL Kagan, but the setback is expected to be temporary. The tower business is healthy, but it is also going through some big changes. Three of those changes are...

ATTENTION: Subcontractor Opportunities

ANS is currently seeking highly skilled companies to assist us in upcoming projects. If your company specializes in cabling, electrical, tower services, and/or civil services in upstate NY, NYC, the Boston metro area, NJ, Philadelphia, OH, or FL we want to hear from...

NATE to launch app that streamlines site safety audits

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) will launch a new app to make it easier for tower technicians to submit site safety audits in real time from the field via a smartphone or tablet. The free app, called the NATE STAR Initiative, is currently being beta...

WATCH – Cell Tower News: Concealed Towers

Cell Tower News is brought to you by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). In this edition of Cell Tower News, Host Joey Jackson talks with Trey Nemeth, VP of operations for stealth concealment, about the growing concealed tower market. As cellular...

Gogo gets OK to speed up in-flight Wi-Fi

Traveling can be a burdensome process even when everything goes right. And chief among frequent flyer complaints is the lack of Wi-Fi access, or, when it’s available, the low quality of Wi-Fi, which in airplanes is often far too slow to stream video. Gogo, a major...

Google Debuts Smart WiFi Router OnHub

Google wants to give WiFi routers an intelligence boost. In a blog post, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) announced that it’s launching a new type of WiFi router called OnHub that combines sophisticated hardware design with bandwidth customization options, automated...

Zayo sells 800 fiber-to-the-tower hookups

Fiber-to-the-tower expansion supports carrier move toward network densification Fiber, backhaul and infrastructure services provider Zayo Group this week announced it has sold fiber-to-the-tower services applicable to 800 macro and small cell sites in the past 18...

Tower companies take the lead in DAS investment

Tower companies appear to be outspending carriers U.S. carriers have been selling their tower portfolios to raise cash for spectrum purchases and deployment, and the move away from infrastructure ownership may extend to small cells and distributed antenna systems as...

Aussie Asset Sale Fuels Crown Castle’s Fiber, Small Cell Rollouts

BY J. SHARPE SMITH – July 29, 2015 — Proceeds of $1.3 billion from the sale of its Australian subsidiary will aid Crown Castle in its deployment of fiber and small cells. First and foremost, the capital will be put to work through its new acquisition, Quanta Fiber...

Job Opening: Technology Manager, DAS & Small Cell Services

The Technology Manager will be responsible for the design, implementation and technological support of all DAS and small cell projects deployed by ANS.   This is a position focused on the growth and development of the ANS DAS team. The path for this role is to...

FirstNet: Coming in 2017

On Friday, Senior Analyst of Wells Fargo, Jennifer Fritzsche, and her team hosted their July Telecom Topic call with Andy Seybold, the mobile wireless industry’s resource for strategic consulting, research, and analysis. Seybold discussed FirstNet, the first...

CTIA Report Indicates Increased Growth for Cellular Industry

By Michelle Choi, an insider at Lease Advisors A new report by CTIA (the wireless association formerly known as the Cellular Telephone Industries Association) illustrates the increasing trend in mobile data usage and time spent on the more than 208 million smartphones...

Cell Tower News: National Wireless Safety Alliance launches website

Learn more about NWSA’s mission and benchmarking efforts in the industry The National Wireless Safety Alliance has launched an official website. The organization officially launched in February of this year, the site is designed to “provide thorough, independent...

President Obama pushes broadband initiative

President Obama: ‘If we don’t get these young people the access to what they need to achieve their potential, then it’s our loss; it’s not just their loss’ President Barak Obama joined the growing chorus of lawmakers who want it to be easier and cheaper for all...

Come join the ANS team!

Job Opening – Technology Manager, DAS & Small Cell Services The Technology Manager will be responsible for the design, implementation and technological support of all DAS and small cell projects deployed by ANS. This is a position focused on the growth and...

NYC could equip trash cans with Wi-Fi hot spots

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has made improving Internet access in the city a hallmark of his time in office. The latest iteration could involve equipping some of the city’s sidewalk trash bins with Wi-Fi hot spot technology. Massachusetts-based Bigbelly, which...

Report predicts tower, small cell outlook through 2025

According to a recent report by media and communications analyst firm, SNL Kagan, active tower sites declined for the first time ever in 2014. The report points carrier consolidation as a key factor for the contraction. The decommissioning of now defunct Nextel towers...

DAS for the masses: connecting smaller buildings

For better or for worse, our mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives, and when we enter a building few things can detract from our experience as much as poor connectivity. If that building is our workplace, our productivity and job satisfaction will...

ANS Employee Passes Exam for Electrical License in NC

June 23, 2015 – After a 6 hour exam, an ANS employee is now certified to acquire an unlimited electrical license for the state of North Carolina. The unlimited license would allow the licensee to engage in any electrical contracting project regardless of value....

Public gigabit Wi-Fi rollout in NYC

Pay phones are being replaced by Wi-Fi access points in LinkNYC project An ambitious project to bring super high-speed public Wi-Fi to all five boroughs of New York City envisions replacing some 10,000 antiquated phone booths with so-called Links. The LinkNYC project,...

In-Building Wireless – Big Market, Big Money!

June 3, 2015 — The U.S. in-building wireless (IBW) equipment market will tally more than $47 billion through 2020. Big bucks are attractive but getting to them will be a challenge for suppliers, carriers and end users alike. Every building is different. No one...

Verizon and AT&T invest in disaster prep initiatives

The six-month Atlantic hurricane season kicked off on June 1 and Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility have made a point to harden wireless infrastructure to ensure disaster-struck areas can maintain connectivity during and after a storm event. Verizon Wireless reps...

ANS Expands its Operations into Florida

Paul Fettuccia, Albany, NY – March 17, 2014 On behalf of ANS Advanced Network Services, it is with great pleasure that I announce the formation of the South-East Region located out of Tampa, Florida. In addition it is also my pleasure to introduce you James...

ANS Advanced Network Services Announces New Employee: Maria Tedford

Albany, New York – April 02, 2014 On behalf of ANS Advanced Network Services, it is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Maria Tedford to the ANS team. Maria will be functioning in the role of Human Resources Manager and Recruiter. Maria brings a...