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Installing networks right is VIAVI’s forte, and free webinar for tower techs and contractors will show why

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If you want to install wireless networks right the first time, you’ll want to register for VIAVI Solutions’ best practices for testing cell sites during installation to increase efficiency and avoid revisits webinar presented by solutions expert Steve Gale on October 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. VIAVI Solutions, a leader in Fiber Optic and RF test and measurement …

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Ruth Dowling will ably take over Ed DiSanto’s executive roles at American Tower

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American Tower Corporation announced changes to its senior management team. Ed DiSanto intends to step down from his position as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary, effective January 1, 2023. Ruth Dowling, who has been with American Tower for over ten years, will succeed DiSanto in those roles. To assist in the transition of responsibilities, DiSanto …

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North Carolina-based NWS awarded the coveted No. 3 spot in Mid-Market Fast 40 Ranking

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Grain Management-backed Network Wireless Solutions (NWS), a fast-growing solutions and logistics provider to carriers and telecommunications contractors, has earned the No. 3 spot on the 2022 North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40 ranking. Sponsored by Business North Carolina magazine in partnership with the accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP, which verifies the results, the Mid-Market Fast 40 ranking recognizes companies based in …

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ExteNetSystems is ditching its Illinois headquarters for a ‘feeling of community’ in Frisco, TX

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ExteNet Systems, the leading privately held owner of LTE/5G wireless and fiber-neutral host communications infrastructure solutions, is moving its headquarters from Lisle, Illinois to the rapidly developing city of Frisco, Texas. The move is part of a longer-term business strategy to bring ExteNet to the center of the industry’s ecosystem, which will foster further innovation and reignite corporate awareness of …

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Newly minted tower techs will receive their training on IsoTruss’s carbon fiber towers

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IsoTruss, Inc., an engineering, design, and manufacturing services provider, today announced the donation of two patented IsoTruss® carbon fiber cell towers to the Learning Alliance Corp. (LAC) center located in Tampa, FL. The donation will support LAC’s workforce development initiative in training cell tower climbers and technicians for the wireless telecom infrastructure industry. LAC partners with businesses in the wireless industry, which …

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Vertical Bridge achieves carbon neutrality for third consecutive year

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Vertical Bridge REIT, LLC, the largest private owner and operator of communications infrastructure in the United States, today announced that it has realized 100 percent carbon neutrality for the third consecutive year. The Company began a proactive review of its environmental footprint in 2020 which resulted in its initial CarbonNeutral® Certification that year and the subsequent renewal in 2021. “U.S. …

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BAI Communications’ acquisition of ZenFi Networks will also bolster powerhouses Mobilitie and Transit Wireless

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BAI Communications (BAI), a global shared communications infrastructure provider, has agreed to acquire ZenFi Networks, an East coast based provider of digital infrastructure solutions and innovator in small cell deployment, offload & roaming services, fibre connectivity and network edge colocation. This agreement represents a significant growth opportunity for BAI in North America, building upon its existing connected infrastructure capability and …

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Chairwoman Rosenworcel proposes to increase minimum broadband speeds set by FCC in 2015

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FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has circulated to her Commissioners a Notice of Inquiry that would kick off the agency’s annual evaluation of the state of broadband across the country.  As part of this assessment, Rosenworcel proposed increasing the national standard for minimum broadband speeds and proposed setting a long-term goal for broadband speed. “The needs of internet users long ago surpassed …

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Northleaf to acquire a 40 percent interest in Vodafone’s New Zealand tower business for $1.1 billion

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Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf), a leading global private markets investment firm, today announced that funds managed by Northleaf will acquire a 40% interest in Aotearoa Towers Limited (Aotearoa) a mobile tower infrastructure business, from Vodafone New Zealand Limited (Vodafone). The completion of this transaction will create New Zealand’s largest independent tower company, with approximately 1,500 wholly-owned towers covering 98% of …

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KCI Acquires Texas-based telecommunications firm AmChel Communications

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KCI has announced the acquisition of AmChel Communications Inc., a Texas-based telecommunications firm. KCI will leverage AmChel’s expertise in turnkey cellular tower installation to expand its growing communications service offerings throughout the state and beyond. AmChel was founded in 2001 and has since earned a reputation as a leading firm for wireless network infrastructure projects in the region. Over the …

NATE 2022 UAS Expo hosted by Valmont is set for June 27-28

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The NATE 2022 UAS Expo Hosted by Valmont will be held on June 27-28, 2022 in Valley, Nebraska. Leveraging Valmont’s expansive corporate headquarters facilities, NATE will host a variety of different exhibitions and experiments to further the industry’s understanding of the benefits and future opportunities of UAS operations around communications towers. Some of the demos and testing that are anticipated to …

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NATE and OSHA encourage participating in a national safety stand-down next week to prevent construction falls

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NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is urging its members and all wireless industry companies and stakeholders to actively participate in next week’s OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. NATE and OSHA are requesting that employers set aside time throughout this week to facilitate safety meetings and activities in order to have an open discussion with their …

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Fengate grabs undisclosed number of U.S. towers in nine states

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Fengate Asset Management (Fengate) announced closing on the acquisition of a significant portfolio of high-quality wireless communications towers, located in nine states across the United States, from Florida-based TowerCom, LLC (TowerCom). Fengate is managing this acquisition on behalf of the Fengate Infrastructure Yield Fund and its affiliated entities, including an investment fund owned by LiUNA’s Pension Fund of Central and Eastern …

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Ontivity bolsters executive leadership with Gindea and Sander enriching their team

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Ontivity, formerly Enertech Holdings, a leading national provider of wireless infrastructure services, announced Monday that Scott Gindea has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. A finance veteran with over 20 years of experience, Gindea is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of all companies under the Ontivity umbrella, including Enertech Resources, ET Tower, Legacy Telecommunications, CMS Wireless, and Mountain Wireless. He will report …

Phoenix tower International acquires Tower Ventures and Technology Associates EC

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Phoenix Tower International (“PTI”) announced today that it has closed two transactions in the US, with the first transaction being the acquisition of a 100% ownership interest in Tower Ventures Holdings III, LLC (“Tower Ventures”) and related entities; and the second transaction the 100% acquisition of the US-based telecom infrastructure services company, Technology Associates EC Inc. (“TAEC”). The Tower Ventures …

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Pieter Nel elevated to CEO of American Tower Europe; Julian Plumstead takes M&A Post

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American Tower Corporation, one of the world’s largest real estate investment trusts and a leading independent owner, operator and developer of telecommunications real estate and infrastructure, continues to grow in Europe. Pieter Nel was appointed CEO for Europe, one of the key markets for the multinational. Pieter has more than 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector and has spent more than a …

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Jason Miller selected to represent NATE on FCC’s Precision Ag Connectivity Working Group

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced appointments of Working Group members to serve on the Task Force for Reviewing the Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture in the United States (Precision Ag Task Force). Jason Miller of Tillman Infrastructure has been appointed to serve on the Precision Ag Task Force Working Group on Examining Current and Future …

DigitalBridge to acquire Telenet’s mobile telecommunications tower business in Belgium

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DigitalBridge Group, Inc. has announced that an affiliate, DigitalBridge Investments, LLC, has agreed to acquire the mobile telecommunications tower business of Telenet Group Holding NV in an all-cash transaction valued at $820 million, on a cash-free and debt-free basis. The transaction is being funded via a combination of debt and equity financing, including a commitment from the DigitalBridge balance sheet of $517 million. DigitalBridge intends to subsequently …

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Senate Committee clears bill gathering expert advice on 6G

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NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association commended the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation for voting to advance S. 3014, the Next Generation Telecommunications Act. NATE endorsed the bipartisan Act which was introduced by Senators Cortez Masto (D-NV), Wicker (R-MS), Schumer (D-NY), and Thune (R-SD). This legislation would establish a bipartisan, multi-agency, private sector telecommunications council to advise Congress …

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Ontivity lands industry veteran Joe Cecin as its CEO as Eric Chase assumes role of executive chairman

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Ontivity, formerly Enertech Holdings, a leading national provider of wireless infrastructure services, announced today that Joe Cecin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Cecin is responsible for overseeing the operations of all companies under the Ontivity umbrella, including Enertech Resources, ET Tower, Legacy Telecommunications, CMS Wireless, and …