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Industry Founders Honored By WIA

WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein welcomed the assembled congregation at the Washington Hilton last night who came to honor, in Adelstein’s words, “the first class of the Mobile Infrastructure Hall of Fame.”

“Tonight, we’re honoring pioneers in the relatively short history of mobile infrastructure,” he said. “We’ve grown so fast, that each of them complained they’re too young to be in a Hall of Fame,” he said, “But, like the industry, they’re maturing gracefully.”

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Bidding Tops $41 Million in First Day of 28 GHz Auction

Bidding began Wednesday in the FCC’s auction of 28 GHz licenses — the first auction of 5G spectrum. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are among the 40 companies qualified to bid for county-sized licenses, largely in rural areas. Two licenses, each comprised of 425 MHz of spectrum, are being auctioned for some 1,500-plus counties.

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FCC’s Carr Says San Jose is Gouging Small Cells

The rhetoric between San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr over small cells is ratcheting up. In his own Op Ed in the San Jose Mercury News yesterday, “How San Jose’s 5G Approach Blocks Broadband,” Carr writes: “instead of embracing 5G, Mayor Sam Liccardo taxed it.”

Beginning in 2015, San Jose sought up to $3,500 per year per small cell, which compares to $100 in Phoenix and $50 in Indianapolis, according to Carr.

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Thinking Small Pays Off Big For Baicells

Baicell’s CEO Bo Wei and an LTE-U (Spectra) Base Station deployed on a 400-foot tower in Virginia

For a company with a big vision of servicing clients and markets the world over, Baicells Technologies excels at thinking small. Their mantra is “Connect More with Less.” Since its inception in 2014, North American CEO, Bo Wei’s strategy has been to connect people and things in an easy and cost-saving way.  So far, the micro view in a macro world has proved successful.

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“Unacceptable” Provisions Force Verizon to Pull the Plug

Verizon Wireless pulled the plug on a project to install small cells on utility poles in Burlington due to a collection of provisions the town enacted. Wicked Local reported Verizon cited these as “unacceptable” and will not proceed with the project.

In July, Verizon approached the Board of Selectmen with a proposal to fix gaps in coverage with the boosters.

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