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ZenFi Networks Brings Multitenant, Multiservice Siting Product to New York

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ZenFi Networks said that its Link5G multitenant, multiservice siting product is designed to bridge the digital divide and accelerate the pace of 5G wireless communications deployments in New York City. It said that Link5G is technology- and tenant-agnostic.

“Link5G is the solution for wireless networks across New York City,” ZenFi Networks said.

The company said it designed Link 5G in collaboration with CityBridge, Comptek and Antenna Designs to address the need for more wireless connectivity.

“The assignment was to design a multitenant, multitechnology structure that could integrate into the streetscape of New York without sacrificing technology,” Zenfi Networks said. “The resulting structure enables ultra-fast wireless services from multiple providers.”

ZenFi Networks said the structure includes five independent, RF-optimized bays to house antennas and integrated radios. Each bay can be accessed independently, and each section uses frequency-specific shrouding to minimize losses, the company said. It said the structure has multiple radiation centers centers for optimal technology specific siting, including, but not limited to, 5G mmWave, Wi-Fi, C-Band and other licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

The structure has four in-pole equipment bays to house radios. Its connection with ZenFi Network’s digital infrastructure includes dark fiber, Ethernet and network edge colocation facilities, the company said. The structure’s power capacity and cooling equipment support current and future radio needs, according to Zenfi Networks.

ZenFi Networks said it offers built-to-suit greenfield and collocation opportunities across the LinkNYC footprint. In addition to small cell siting, ZenFi Networks said it offers offload and roaming across its footprint for carriers looking to expand capacity and coverage in the New York metro market.

Adam Pecora Joins Capital Telecom Services as CFO

Adam Pecora

Capital Telecom Services of Ashburn, Virginia, said it has hired Adam Pecora as chief financial officer. The telecommunications, engineering and construction company builds, among other things, distributed antenna system (DAS) networks. The company said Pecora has 21 years of accounting experience, and he worked for 15 years with luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers.

ExteNet Systems Secures Neutral-host Network Deal for 18,500-seat AT&T Center

ExteNet Systems has reached an agreement with Spurs Sports & Entertainment to deliver 5G cellular communications in the AT&T Center arena, home of the San Antonio Spurs. Monnie McGaffigan, chief revenue officer at ExteNet Systems, said the state-of-the-art installation would bring fans an immersive experience throughout the arena for Spurs home games, in addition to more than 100 annual events.

Spurs Sports & Entertainment has awarded ExteNet Systems a long-term agreement to bring a 5G neutral-host network into the arena to serve the 18,000 fans who attend home games for the five-time NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and concerts and entertainment events that fill the arena throughout the year, ExteNet Systems said.

“ExteNet has designed a secure, future-upgradable and ultra-fast 5G network that is fiber optic-based to ensure all mobile operators who join the network will be able to provide their customers the best experience,” said Rich Coyle, the company’s president and CEO.

Extenet Systems said it is the largest privately held provider of secure 5G and fiber neutral-host communications infrastructure in the United States, serving mobile network operators, real estate owners, enterprises, content providers, wholesale carriers, municipalities and rural internet providers.

“Our solutions operate in urban, suburban and rural markets, connecting customers to the applications and services they need outdoors and in hundreds of sports and entertainment venues, hotels, resorts, convention centers, commercial office buildings, college campuses, healthcare facilities and transit systems,” the company said.

Saroosh Ahmed Exits Sidecar for Chief Financial Officer Post at ExteNet Systems

ExteNet Systems, a company that owns secure 5G and fiber-fed neutral-host communications infrastructure, has hired Saroosh Ahmed as chief financial officer, the firm disclosed. In taking the ExteNet Systems post, Ahmed exits a similar position at Sidecar, a performance marketing provider for e-commerce, ExteNet Systems said. Ahmed was a principal in the December 2021 sale of Sidecar to Quartile, which ExteNet Systems said formed the world’s largest cross-channel e-commerce advertising platform.

ExteNet Systems cited Ahmed’s 20 years of leadership in corporate growth strategy, financial operations, capital management, and mergers and acquisitions in a statement about his hiring.

“Before joining Sidecar in 2019, Saroosh served as senior vice president of finance at Datapipe, a global provider of managed cloud solutions that was successfully acquired by Rackspace in 2017,” the statement reads. “Saroosh held senior finance and general management positions at Time Warner Cable and RCN, where he successfully led innovative new business unit growth efforts and drove improvements in financial and operational performance within those companies.”

Rich Coyle, president and CEO of ExteNet Systems, said that Ahmed would have a mandate to innovate and advance the company’s competitive level of play in business management, growth, transparency and value creation for customers and for the company.

Ahmed said that ExteNet Systems has a leadership team with experience in its markets, a portfolio of infrastructure assets and relationships, access to capital and a focus on growth and value creation.

“ExteNet Systems is the nation’s largest privately held provider of secure 5G and fiber neutral-host communications infrastructure solutions serving mobile network operators, real estate owners, enterprises, content providers, wholesale carriers, municipalities and rural internet providers,” the company statement reads. “Our solutions operate in urban, suburban and rural markets connecting customers to the applications and services they need outdoors and in hundreds of sports and entertainment venues, hotels, resorts, convention centers, commercial office buildings, college campuses, healthcare facilities and transit systems.”

ADRF Joins the Anterix Active Ecosystem Program

Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), has joined the Anterix Active Ecosystem Program to help expand the landscape of 900 MHz LTE solutions and services for the U.S electric grid. ADRF will initially be collaborating with Anterix with its flagship ADXV DAS for in-building wireless connectivity.

Anterix is the largest holder of licensed spectrum in the 900 MHz band (896-901/935-940 MHz) throughout the contiguous United States, plus Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, and is uniquely positioned to enable the private LTE solutions that support secure, resilient and customer-controlled operations.

The Anterix Active Ecosystem Program brings together technology innovators to support Anterix customers deploying and operating 900 MHz private LTE networks. Members will share technical insights and collaborate to support the utility sector with 900 MHz private LTE solutions.

ADRF’s ADXV DAS 900 MHz solution has been recognized by the Anterix Active Ecosystem Program with the Anterix Active badge – a recognition provided to devices and solutions reviewed by Anterix to be commercial-ready to support 900 MHz private networks.

 Source: ADRF