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Pai to Keynote WIA Hall of Fame Inductions November 14

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) Foundation announced yesterday that it will host the inaugural Mobile Infrastructure Hall of Fame Ceremony on Wednesday, November 14 at the Washington Hilton. The ceremony will honor trailblazers who have shaped the wireless infrastructure landscape and support the Foundation’s mission to create a stronger wireless workforce through training and education. Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai, will deliver opening remarks.

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Campaign Donation Stirs Up Controversy Over Towers at Schools

Accepting a $500 campaign donation from a tower developer has generated some controversy for an upcoming Anne Arundel County (Maryland) election candidate, according to the Capital Gazette.  Terry Gilleland Jr., a candidate for Anne Arundel County District 5 Board of Education, received his donation from Milestone Tower, Ltd in January, saying the developer wanted to help back his “platform of increased public-private partnerships.”

“I think it’s a bit of a conflict of interest to take funds from a company that has an existing sort of plan in the pipeline to erect cell towers on school property,” his opponent Dana Schallheim told the Gazette.

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Wireless Supply: Focusing on In-Building, DAS and Small Cell Markets

Founded by industry professionals four years ago, Wireless Supply focuses on the in-building, DAS and small cell markets. With engineers at the helm, superior quality products are required for each project, and Wireless Supply manufactures and offers those products at wholesale prices.

“Before founding Wireless Supply, a group of us, all engineers, identified a way to improve upon products needed in the wireless sector,” said Jeff Hall, General Manager at Wireless Supply and industry veteran, with 37 years of experience.

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U.S. Senators Warn Trudeau of Dealings With Huawei

Following Australia’s recent decision to exclude Huawei from its 5G rollout, Senators Marco Rubio (R, FL) and Mark Warner (D, VA) advised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban the company from participating in Canada’s 5G deployment, reports ZDNet.com.  

Huawei came under fire earlier this year in the U.S., when President Trump cited the Chinese company as a potential security risk. The Senators cautioned, “While Canada has strong telecommunications security safeguards in place, we have serious concerns that such safeguards are inadequate given what the United States and other allies know about Huawei.” 

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Broadband Alliance Weighs in Early on Agency’s Report on Deployment

Before the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) releases its infrastructure sharing policy next month, the Better Broadband Alliance (BBA) had a few things to say.  In a letter shared with reporters, BBA Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio, Jr., stated that there should be guarantees factored in, regarding the proposed two-company limit in the first four years.  A chief concern is that there is currently no provision for tower deployment that incorporates the plans of the various providers.

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