Industry Spotlight

The 5G Era is Here

July 10, 2019

How to balance not only cost and growth, but also the sheer number of sites as well   Md7 was energized while attending the recent 5G World Summit, which concluded in London during the second week of June, 2019. There were a wide variety of different tracks and sessions, but one common theme kept coming up…

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5G Summit Event Recap

June 26, 2019

From June 11 to June 13, countless wireless industry representatives from all over the world descended on London to participate in this year’s 5G World Summit at ExCeL. A number of Md7 team members were present including Maxi Kürschner, Head of Business Development MITL, John Cahill, VP of Business Development,  Mark Christenson, President, International/CTO, and…

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In Case You Missed the Wireless West Conference

April 24, 2019

This year’s Wireless West Conference has come and gone. People traveled from all over to the gorgeous desert of Scottsdale, Arizona to participate in three days of education from thought leaders, expert analysts, networking opportunities and much, much more. Md7 was also on hand and if you didn’t have the pleasure of attending yourself, we…

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FCC Takes Steps to Accelerate Wireline and Wireless Broadband Deployment

November 1, 2018

FCC recently issued its Third Report and Order and Declaratory Ruling, which takes several steps to facilitate deployment of wireline and wireless networks. The biggest step is the adoption of “one-touch make-ready” (OTMR). OTMR will speed deployment time and reduce costs for certain utility pole attachments by letting a new attacher perform work required to…

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The (Updated) Perfect Storm for Wireless Operators

June 20, 2018

In October of 2009, I forecasted on a now-defunct blog that our industry was approaching “The Perfect Storm for Wireless Operators.” I now offer an updated blog based on hindsight and the current state of the wireless industry.   In 2009 I wrote: Today in both Europe and North America, the wireless industry shows its…

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Streamlining Small Cells Entitlements at the State Level

June 4, 2018

At last week’s Connectivity Expo or “Connect (X)” show in Charlotte, North Carolina, panel moderators and audiences alike asked the tower companies and carriers whether they were looking for intervention by the Federal Communications Commission to help streamline the entitlement process for small cells at the federal level.  It might surprise you to hear that…

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Top Barriers for Small Cells

April 23, 2018

The United Kingdom based Small Cell Forum recently released their annual Small Cell Market Status Report which included a wealth of statistics and trends about the rapidly evolving deployments of small cells worldwide.  The report included a list of top barriers to small cell deployments as identified through a survey of 78 different mobile network…

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FCC Rule Changes Stir-up Dust

April 9, 2018

To be candid, I typically find panels that discuss regulatory updates at wireless conferences a bit dry.  However, I attended a good one two weeks ago at the South Wireless Summit in Nashville, Tennessee that discussed recent rule changes by the FCC.  The panel consisted of Marvin Webster of ECA, Woo Lim of Terracon and…

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