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Small cell deployment estimates 'radically off' the mark, analyst says

Taking a look back at macro sites and small cells estimates from 2011 and 2012, MoffettNathanson analyst Nick Del Deo notes those forecasts are "radically off."

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mo and Sprint boost capacity, coverage for Republican, Democratic conventions

All four of the U.S. nationwide wireless carriers say they've made the necessary preparations to handle the spike in traffic that will happen when delegates convene for the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland July 18-21 and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia July 25-28. Each city is expected to play host to about 50,000 attendees.

Expanding ExteNet, GNW carrier wholesale operation attracts Sprint, VoLTE carrier customers

ExteNet Systems and Great Northwest Woods Wireless (GNW) are partnering on an LTE network expansion which will help boost coverage and service for Sprint and other carriers seeking VoLTE and data roaming services in the northern New England region.

ITIF to policymakers: To support 5G development, bring mmWave to market and streamline infrastructure deployment

5G functionality is on track to expand wireless functionality over 4G LTE's capabilities, but there is more policymakers can do to set the stage for innovation, ITIF found in a new report it released Thursday.

Reverse auction of 600 MHz spectrum could end this week: BTIG

The "reverse" portion of the FCC's incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum could end this week, BTIG Research reported. And that will trigger the FCC's disclosure of the amount of money bidders in the forward auction must spend to end the event.

CS&L's Tower Cloud purchase enhances exposure to Tier 1 wireless operators

Communications Sales & Leasing is buying Tower Cloud for $230 million in cash and stock, giving it a set of dark fiber and turnkey small cell services to further its appeal with Tier 1 wireless operators.

CommScope well-positioned to take advantage of fiber growth, analysts say

CommScope is garnering interest from analysts in the wake of its acquisition of TE Connectivity's Broadband Network Services (BNS) assets, which may put it in a stronger position to take advantage of the fiber business that will be driven by the growth of wireless data.

AT&T's Smith: We can control small cell deployment costs in our wireline footprint

AT&T is building out its own small cell network in locations where it also operates a fiber network, an effort the carrier said will help it better understand the small cell opportunity and the costs associated with deployments. AT&T for years has been deploying small cells to improve the coverage, speed and reliability of its wireless network.

AT&T's Cicconi: Fiber, tower infrastructure is the secret sauce for 5G

AT&T (NYSE: T), like its other wireless competitors, is keen on the future capabilities that 5G wireless will bring. But in order to support those rollouts, which will be driven on small cells, the service provider will need access to various local infrastructure platforms.

Verizon Wireless approves DAS provider as network densification efforts continue

Verizon Wireless' Maintenance Engineering Department has approved Advanced RF Technologies' active fiber Distributed Antenna System (DAS) platforms, the ADX V Series and the ADX Series.