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FCC Fines Chinese C.T.S. Technology Co. $35M For Jamming Devices

The agency slapped the Chinese manufacturer with a heavy fine — $34,912,500 – on Wednesday “for marketing 285 models of signal jamming devices to U.S. consumers via its Aiswa.com website,” wrote the Enforcement Bureau’s Marlene H. Dortch in a four-page Forfeiture Order on Wednesday.

“These devices, which were advertised for sale to U.S. consumers, were designed to disrupt a variety of communications systems, including all major cellphone networks, WiFi systems, and even Global Positioning System (GPS) channels,” Dortch wrote. “Some of the more dangerous devices were advertised as having the capacity to jam communications for a distance of over one-half mile.

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German Researchers Set 6 Gbps Data Transfer World Record Speed

Wireless data transmission speed is faster than ever before, with a transfer rate of six gigabits per second, a new world record. Researchers at Germany’s University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF topped the speed in April over a distance of 37 kilometer, or 23 miles.

The speed project, called Advanced E Band Satellite Link Studies or ACCESS, began with broadcasting towers set up in Cologne and Wachtberg, 36.7 kilometers (22.8 miles) apart.

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Dycom Is Dynamite on Wall Street

The share price of the 47-year-old Palm Beach, FL telecommunications contractor have been exploding since Wednesday when the generally under-the-radar company reported fiscal third quarter revenues of $664.6 million, far ahead of analysts’ estimates of about $598 million. It was especially good news since Dycom (NYSE: DY) had missed Wall Street expectations last time it reported, this time posting adjusted earnings per share of $1.08. That beat consensus estimates from Zacks Investment Research by a whopping 44 percent, an almost unheard of feat.

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Brown Rudnick, LLP

By Alyssa Stahr – Inside Towers Special Correspondent

If Brown Rudnick and partner Ed Pare have one goal in mind when it comes to the tower industry—it’s getting approvals for their clients. For more than 18 years, Pare has been providing strategic legal and business advice to telecommunications, real estate, financial services, gaming and government clients at Brown Rudnick. Additionally, Brown Rudnick specializes in site planning; zoning board applications and appeals; due diligence on title and environmental issues; land use issues; asset acquisitions; and commercial leasing. In fact, the firm has helped acquire more wireless communication antenna sites than any other firm in the Northeast.

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