Monthly Archive: December 2017

Multi operator neutral host: solving the hotel industry’s coverage challenge

There is no doubt that multi operator neutral host solutions have caught the industry’s attention in 2017. It formed one of the key agenda points at this month’s TowerXchange Future Network meetup and has been a hot topic of discussion for analysts and industry colleagues at panels and events throughout the year. However, there still remains a lot of uncertainty around neutral host approaches: How will it work in practice? What issues does it really address? Is there really sufficient scale to make it truly viable? To help bring some clarity to those questions let’s put it in terms of...

Striking the balance between CBRS ‘hawks’ and ‘doves’

As we draw closer to the end of 2017 momentum is really building behind CBRS (did we mention we’re fans?). The announcement this month that the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and the CBRS Alliance will collaborate on addressing technical challenges and business opportunities in the CBRS band is fantastic news for the standard. It seems clear that we can expect the first real world deployments to start in 2018. However, there has been a cloud over CBRS for much of the year as questions have been raised over some of the fundamental details of the license structure of...