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CCA wants the FCC to deny Verizon’s $3.1 billion offer for Straight Path

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In a Petition to Deny filed with the Federal Communications Commission, the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) encouraged the Commission to deny the proposed transaction to transfer the control of Local Multipoint Distribution Service, 39 GHz, 3650-3700 MHz, and common carrier fixed point to point microwave licenses from Straight Path Communications Inc. to Verizon Communications Inc. If approved,  CCA believes, the …

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CCA slams AT&T again, this time asking FCC to reject FiberTower spectrum buy

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The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) believes that AT&T will not allow their carrier members to remain competitive if the FCC allows AT&T to acquire bankrupt FiberTower’s 650 terminated licenses. In a filing with the FCC Wednesday, CCA said that instead of the planned acquisition, the FCC should recover and re-auction the unconstructed spectrum in the 39 GHz band, and potentially …

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CCA and NATE partner to offer key industry tracks at their conferences

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The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today announced a partnership, designed to bring new, exciting content to attendees of both CCA’s 2017 Annual Convention, taking place October 25-27 in Fort Worth, and NATE UNITE 2018, February 19-22 in Nashville. NATE will develop and sponsor a conference track at CCA’s event highlighting infrastructure innovators and opportunities, …

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CCA convention starts with a call for carriers to get involved in 5G

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During an executive breakfast panel at the 2015 Competitive Carriers Association conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. today, T-Mobile’s North American Vice President of Radio Network Engineering Mark McDiarmid and Ericsson’s CTO and Head of Strategy Glenn Laxdal said North American participation in the global 5G discussion has been less than stellar and called upon U.S. operators to get involved. “Regional …