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Thirty years ago, wireless infrastructure was fairly simple. A single large tower served the users within its area or cell. These cells were replicated in a honeycomb-like architecture to create a wireless network. As users moved around, their calls were handed off between these cells. Since then, ...
Ford recently filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for an autonomous police vehicle that can detect traffic violations, pursue vehicles, capture license-plate images, and establish wireless communication with other vehicles, according to an article published by Insi...
When the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles take the field Feb. 4 for Super Bowl LII, wireless infrastructure will also be in the spotlight as nearly 50,000 fans inside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and an expected 1 million visitors expected to converge in the area use their phones...
How Wireless Technologies can Impact Rural Broadband The digital divide between rural and urban areas is well known and documented, and is at risk of becoming a wider gap going forward. Data shows that unemployment is higher where broadband adoption is lowest. Household income suffers, along with education rates. Through the years, the federal govern...
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) issued the following statement from Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA, regarding President Trump’s remarks Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, calling for an acceleration of access to mobile broadband in rural communities. “The wireless infrastructure indu...
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) applauded the unanimous decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to request that the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) adopt the Twilight Towers Draft Program Comment. Twilight Towers are a group of macro communications tow...
Anyone in the wireless sector understands how critical good workforce development programs are to the success and growth of a business. Without the latest and greatest training, companies and their workforces may be bypassed with it comes to the eventual roll out of new mobile networks. 5G, accordi...

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Rohde & Schwarz has joined the HetNet Forum. For more than 80 years, Rohde & Schwarz has stood for quality, precision and innovation in all fields of wireless communications. The company offers a complete test and measurement portfolio for the wireless market. Rohde & Schwarz soluti...

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Lumos Networks recently joined the HetNet Forum. Welcome aboard! Lumos Networks is a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Carrier, Enterprise and Data Center customers, offering end-to-end connectivity in 26 markets in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Penn...
Cheytec Telecommunications recently joined the HetNet Forum. The company delivers turnkey LTE solutions to property owners with multiple operator support that drive value for building owners, enterprises, and the wireless operators. Its Value-Add to Building Owners is Capital investm...
Chris Castro will be the freatured speaker at the HetNet Forum member breakfast at the Wireless Infrastructure Show. Chris is an eco-entrepreneur, community organizer and sustainability professional with a passion for accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. Over the last 10 years, Ch...
Don’t miss the 2017 Wireless Infrastructure Show, the premier national event for mobile network solutions, May 22-25 at Orlando, Florida. The event features unparalleled networking and collaboration in a focused environment.  Explore developments in finance, policy, and technology. Learn ...
Six out of 10 Americans watch videos on their mobile phones on a daily basis, according to a new research report by iGR and commissioned by the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA). With so many users downloading or streaming video and music to their wireless devices via standard cellular data ...

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2016 marked another successful year for HetNet Expo, which took place Oct. 25-26 in Houston, Texas. Property owners and managers, IT personnel, cabling contractors, wireless service providers, neutral-host DAS providers and more enjoyed outstanding keynotes, expert panels and an unforgettable networ...
Broadband is economic fuel, and wireless broadband access is an increasingly vital form of telecommunications. To ensure widespread, fair access and a competitive market environment, thoughtful regulations that promote efficient, timely deployments and encourage wireless broadband investment by the ...
The HetNet Forum and iGR have published a new white paper on "In-Building Cellular: From Amenity to Necessity." Building upon primary research from iGR, the white paper addresses the need to add mobility to your checklist when deciding where to live or lease space in a venue. As the ...

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The new Chief Executive Officer at Crown Castle Inc., one of the largest providers of wireless infrastructure in the United States, will sit down with WIA CEO Jonathan Adestein to discuss a host of topics affecting the wireless industry -- from ever-growing consumer demand for more bandwid...

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If you want to join the HetNet Forum, you can get a discount to HetNet Expo, and enjoy the benefits of membership all year long.   HNF_Membership_Application2016.9.2.2016_20160914-182423_1.pdf...
It’s a well-known story in telecom and wireless circles: A building project is planned. Blueprints are drawn up. Construction begins. But somewhere along the way – often after construction is completed but sometimes during construction – the cellular service is suddenly lousy. Why? Probably because ...

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A leading provider of in-building wireless (IBW), intelligent site management, cell site optimization, and outside plant solutions, Westell Technologies, Inc. focuses on innovation and differentiation at the edge of communication networks, where end users connect.   Westell’s IBW product...