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PCIA 2014 to focus on network evolution, worker training and '5G'

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.

Cell tower worker deaths prompt federal regulators to scrutinize industry more closely

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.

Spike in cell tower worker deaths prompts fresh concern

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.

PCIA's Adelstein looks to build on infrastructure policy successes

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.

A PCIA preview: The opportunity and costs of 4G

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

Distributed antenna systems: From niche to necessity

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

Tower climbing a deadly job

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