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FirstNet Network Puzzle Solved!

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Having spent almost all of 2013 as the network procurement lead at FirstNet, I became both an avid supporter of the FirstNet mission and humbled by the complex environment in which FirstNet must succeed.  With almost a year to reflect on the situation and assessing emerging technologies, I am ready to provide the Dolislager Plan for FirstNet. Let’s start with the problem.  How does FirstNet quickly provide a nationwide, interoperable, self-sustaining wireless network with its only…

Top 5 Emerging Cell Site Trends

Friday, August 19th, 2011

After decades of rapid growth in both the construction of new cell sites (towers and rooftop sites) and in the tower ownership industry, we are entering into mature market phase.  Even the major tower companies acknowledge – by action if not by words – that the days of double digit growth in the domestic market are over.  They are settling into the comfortable world of REIT corporate ownership structures while moving into international markets to find new…

Wireless Optional; I Have WIFI

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I had an interesting experience recently where I could not get a wireless signal at my vacation location.  I was able to get free wifi, however.  My consternation over not having a signal almost immediately faded.  Sure I was not receiving or making phone calls, but I was able to communicate with ease with everyone in my vacation group, my customers, and even my clients. No wireless signal meant no big deal.  That kind of complacency…

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