HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn urged the wireless industry to adopt additional safety provisions she said might prevent injury and death among tower climbers.
PCIA, the wireless infrastructure's trade group, is holding its annual conference in Orlando, Fla., starting Tuesday, and it's clear that the organization has the future on its mind, both from a regulatory standpoint and the evolution of network technology.
A surge in deaths among cell tower workers has prompted federal safety regulators to look more closely at the industry and track which companies various subcontractors were working for when accidents occurred.
An increase in the number of deaths among cell tower workers this year has sparked new concerns about the safety hazards these workers face, particularly as the nation's Tier 1 carriers race to deploy LTE networks, which often involves deploying new antennas on cell sites.
Jonathan Adelstein, the newly minted president and CEO of wireless infrastructure trade association PCIA, said his main priority is making sure the policy victories the group has achieved in recent years turn into measurable progress for the industry.
When the PCIA 2010 Wireless Infrastructure Show convenes next week in Hollywood, Fla., Oct. 4-7, there is going to be one topic at the forefront of almost every attendee's mind: 4G networks. While
Over the past few years, distributed antenna systems have quietly emerged as a powerful tool for wireless carriers looking to bolster their coverage and boost their capacity--key concerns in the age
Maintaining cell phone towers is the deadliest job in the country, according to the Occupational, Safety and Health Administration. There were fivetower climbing fatalities during a 12-day span this