5G and LTE-U Test Markets for Each Wireless Carrier

We were curious what markets we would start seeing modifications requests come in for new antennas on existing cell towers for 5G and LTE-U installations.   These trials in most cases will require new antennas with new frequency bands.   So we created the map that you can see below- or see the online version of […]

Crown Castle (CCI) Small Cell Initiatives and Reporting

So as a clear indication that Wall Street is very focused on small cell initiatives by the public tower companies, Crown Castle started reporting their small cell financials separately from their tower financials in the Q1 2016 quarterly earnings and call.   They must have been receiving a significant number of questions from the analysts because […]

T-Mobile’s Rampant Success

Just thought this was worth sharing- a great article on T-Mobile’s Tremendous Success in the last quarter of 2015.  Also of interest is that Sprint seems to be churning its good established customers while adding new customers presumably at 1/2 of the rate of the other wireless service providers.  That can’t be a sustainable business model.

Is T-Mobile intentionally “throttling data” or just feeding the beast?

YouTube spokesperson said today that T-Mobile’s new BingeOn video streaming service, which it offers to subscribers for free, is interfering with and reducing the quality of YouTube video traffic. According to The Internet Association, an Internet advocacy group, “T-Mobile’s new ‘streaming optimization’ program appears to involve throttling of all video traffic, across all data plans, regardless […]

Uncarrier 7.0 – Yay or Nay?

T-Mobile’s solution to capacity issues (eg: too many people placing heavy demands on the network)?  Free femtocell coverage aka “Uncarrier 7.0”.  Recently, T-Mobile has been receiving a deluge of customer complaints, particularly regarding in-building (indoor) service.   Without the low frequency spectrun that other wireless providers have, T-Mobile’s indoor network is at a disadvantage.   To compensate, […]

U.S. Carrier Aggregation and Capital Expenditure

Carrier aggregation is a complex technology, to say the least, however the goal is relatively easy to understand. The basic idea is that LTE carrier aggregation technology allows independent carriers to pool their spectrum bands together to create a contiguous and wider band, resulting in a faster connection for subscribers and high data rates.

Rural Deployment is all the Rage this Coming Year. Here’s Why

In recent months, there have been a number of merger rumors and announcements between various wired and wireless telecom companies.  AT&T announced its proposed acquisition of DirecTV, while Comcast and Time Warner announced their merger.  Sprint and T-Mobile have been seen dancing together since the beginning of the year, and their union is currently at […]