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Phoenix Tower International Acquires American Tower Corporation's Panamanian Business
BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2014) - Phoenix Tower International ("PTI") announces the acquisition of American Tower Corporation's Panamanian business, which consists of approximately 60 telecommunications sites. The sites represent a mix of towers in urban and suburban locations across the country occupied by all of the major Panamanian wireless carriers. "With this latest acquisition, Phoenix Tower International further establishes itself as a premier site provider to our wireless customers across Latin America. Panama represents a vibrant wireless market with four major multinational operators and is one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. We are very excited about this transaction and have enjoyed transacting with American Tower Corporation," stated Dagan Kasavana, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Tower International. Financial terms of the transaction remain confidential between the parties. American Tower Corporation was advised by Intrepid Partners Limited and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. PTI was advised by Greenberg Traurig LLP.
About Phoenix Tower International: Phoenix Tower International ("PTI") owns and operates towers and other wireless infrastructure and related sites throughout Latin America. PTI's customers include América Móvil, Telefonica, Cable & Wireless Communications and Digicel Group. PTI was founded in October 2013 with a mission to partner and transact with wireless infrastructure developers, wireless operators and real estate owners and to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across various high-growth markets internationally. PTI is currently operating in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Brazil. PTI's investors include Blackstone, through investors in its Tactical Opportunities Fund, as well as various members of the management team. PTI is based in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information about Phoenix Tower International, please visit www.phoenixintnl.com
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Port Authority Selects Boingo Wireless for Cellular and Wi-Fi Services at World Trade Center
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES – August 11, 2014 – Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced a supplemental agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) allowing New York Telecom Partners, LLC (NYTP), a Boingo Wireless subsidiary, to design, install and operate neutral host cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi networks in select areas of the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
Per the terms of the multi-year agreement, Boingo will design and manage state-of-the-art, multi-carrier cellular DAS networks within the new World Trade Center (WTC) Port Authority Transportation Hub, the Vehicle Security Center, retail spaces and other core facilities throughout the buildings.
The cellular DAS system will provide comprehensive coverage to more than 1.6 million square feet of the World Trade Center. Boingo will also install high density Wi-Fi networks, providing complimentary Wi-Fi access to visitors throughout the public areas of the Transportation Hub, retail spaces and other core locations. Wireless services are scheduled to launch timed to the opening of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in 2015.
“The new World Trade Center will be a vital business, commuter and tourist center in Lower Manhattan, visited by hundreds of thousands of tech-savvy people each day who are looking to stay connected,” said Nick Hulse, president of Boingo Wireless. “We’re proud to continue our relationship with the Port Authority, and to enable World Trade Center visitors’ digital lifestyles through our advanced, high-capacity cellular and Wi-Fi networks.”
The Transportation Hub is projected to be the third largest in New York City, serving more than an estimated 100 million passengers and visitors annually. The Transportation Hub will provide pedestrian access to the WTC, the World Financial Center, PATH and the New York Subway system, and will feature major retail spaces. The Vehicle Security Center will be a key transportation center, welcoming all building tenants, administration and visitor vehicles. Boingo currently provides DAS and Wi-Fi services at Port Authority’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), and Newark (EWR) airports, as well as DAS services in the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels.
Dali Wireless Unveils HDS™ (High Density System) for Intelligent Wireless Coverage and Dynamic Capacity Allocation
Menlo Park, Calif. – June 23, 2014 – Dali Wireless, Inc., a global provider of the advanced all-digital RF Router™, today unveils High Density System (HDS™). HDS is the only solution on the market that can allocate coverage and capacity dynamically and simultaneously. This revolutionary platform makes it suitable for many situations that require dynamic capacity allocation, intelligent coverage, and intelligent interference mitigation. It can also serve as an end-to-end digital Distributed Antenna System (DAS).
Based on the RF Router technology, HDS delivers the high capacity of a macro-cell, the flexible coverage of DAS with the tiny footprint of a pico-cell without traditional interference challenges. HDS is the only digital-to-the-edge “fiber-to-antenna” Radio Distribution System on the market. It is technology-, vendor-, and band-agnostic. HDS supports up to 10Gbps / 300MHz over a single fiber, leading to efficient data transfer and more data throughput. In addition, it is the only solution on the market that meets the 3GPP MIMO signal requirement for delay in-balance of maximum 65ns. With Dali’s patented dynamic capacity allocation and digital RF Router technology, it has an optical link budget sufficient for operators to deploy over a long range, as high as 40km, without signal degradation. This results in less noise interference and less equipment required.
As mobile connectivity becomes ubiquitous, coverage is also needed in rural areas. However, rural areas tend to have low density of users and business economics sometimes do not justify a separate deployment for the rural areas. With HDS, operators can now install a solution in a major city and simultaneously route the capacity to the nearby rural area where coverage is needed. Operators will have the flexibility to allocate resources dynamically to best utilize the scarce spectrum and provide a truly future-proof solution.
In a typical urban deployment, operators need to support the wireless peak load for each individual building where mobile usage and density are high. With HDS, capacity over-provisioning is no longer an issue. HDS can dynamically pool capacity together, and route it to where and when capacity is needed. HDS transforms any radio frequency signals from base stations into IP, CPRI, or IP/CPRI-like packets to allow “any-to-any RF routing” within a software-defined virtualized radio distribution network. With this revolutionary approach, operators can address the challenges and limitations of traditional DAS including link budget, capacity over-provisioning, interference and handovers.
“HDS is uniquely different from both conventional analog and digital systems. HDS is built upon a decade worth of patented digital signal processing, proprietary RF power amplifiers and advanced networking technologies; rather than incrementally building on current DAS concepts,” said Albert Lee, CEO of Dali Wireless. “This puts Dali’s customers in a position to maximize ROIs in this rapidly evolving telecommunications ecosystem. HDS is a differentiator for our customers to monetize trends now and in the future.”
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About Dali Wireless
Founded in 2006, Dali Wireless is a global provider of digital-over-fiber wireless distribution systems that provide significant advantages over traditional passive and active distributed antenna systems. It is the most versatile, cost-effective, best performing solution for extending the coverage and capacity of wireless carriers indoors and outdoors.
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BOINGO TO BRING ENHANCED CONNECTIVITY TO TWO SPOKANE SPORTS ARENAS
LOS ANGELES and SPOKANE, Wash. – June 4, 2014 – Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that the company has been chosen as the exclusive cellular Distributed Antenna System partner for both Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Wash. The venues have the combined capacity to seat nearly 20,000 fans.
Boingo will exclusively manage the neutral host DAS networks at both venues, from design to deployment, multi-carrier access to ongoing management. The DAS networks will provide enhanced cellular capacity at both sports venues, allowing fans to upload videos and photos of their event experiences in real time. Boingo’s neutral host approach to DAS networks allow for multiple carriers to access the network on behalf of their customers, ensuring that more fans are automatically connected to the state-of-the-art cellular network. Boingo will also manage any future deployments of cellular small cells at the arenas. Each facility independently chose Boingo Wireless to provide cellular services, and each venue will be managed individually.
“Our new cellular networks in Spokane will feature the latest technology, and will be built for scale and flexibility. Both arena networks will be able to handle data traffic from sell-out crowds,” said Nick Hulse, president of Boingo Wireless. “We are excited to add these premier Pacific Northwest entertainment arenas to our growing DAS network portfolio, and to provide great connectivity to Spokane college students, parents, families and fans.”
“The McCarthey Athletic Center has been host to full capacity crowds since we opened a decade ago. Today our fans and faculty are increasingly looking to stay connected during games and events, and we are working to offer them the most state-of-the-art technology across our campus facilities,” said Robert Kavon, Assistant Athletic Director - Facilities of Gonzaga University. “Boingo’s new agreement for network services at McCarthey will ensure that Bulldogs fans are connected no matter where they catch the game.”
“The Spokane Public Facilities District prides itself on offering the most advanced amenities for events, building partners and fans utilizing our venues. We’re looking forward to having the Boingo DAS network at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena further enhance an already stellar in-venue event experience,” said Matt Gibson, CFE, General Manager.
Gonzaga University’s 6,000-seat McCarthey Athletic Center, nicknamed the “Kennel” by Gonzaga Bulldogs fans, hosts the University’s men’s and women’s basketball team’s games, as well as speakers, concerts and events year-round. The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena seats more than 12,000 fans, and is proud to be home to the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club of the Western Hockey League and the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League. In addition, the Spokane Arena is the largest entertainment venue in the region with over 120 major events each year.
Boingo Wireless is a leading provider of small cell and Wi-Fi networks at major league stadium and university venues, including Chicago’s Soldier Field, University of Arizona’s Arizona Stadium, and the EnergySolutions Arena, home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz. Boingo is also the leading provider of Wi-Fi in airports worldwide, with service in more than 75 airports around the globe and nearly 60% of the U.S.’s top 50 airports, including Chicago O’Hare, New York’s John F. Kennedy and Los Angeles International Airport. Boingo is also the leading provider of Distributed Antenna System networks in U.S. airports.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of small cell networks cover more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually – in places as varied as airports, stadiums, universities, and military bases. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.Boingo.com.
About Gonzaga University Athletics
Gonzaga University sponsors 18 intercollegiate athletic sports – men’s and women’s basketball; men’s and women’s soccer; men’s and women’s cross country, indoor track and outdoor track; women’s volleyball; men’s and women’s golf; men’s and women’s tennis; men’s and women’s rowing, and baseball. The Bulldogs are members of the West Coast Conference and compete at the NCAA Division I level.
About Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena was opened in 1995 to rave reviews, state-of-the-art acoustics and began the urban renewal of Spokane, Washington. The Arena is home to the Western Hockey League franchise Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club and the Arena Football League franchise Spokane Shock as well as over 120 major events each year including concerts, family events, ice shows, basketball and volleyball events. Eight sold out NCAA Basketball Championship events and two sold out US Figure Skating Championships round out the incredible success seen at the Spokane Arena.
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