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May 10, 2023

At Connect (X) 2023 in New Orleans, panelists offered insight into the small cell market, with an emphasis on whether this infrastructure will emerge as a popular multi-carrier…

April 25, 2023

Last August we told you Extenet was moving its HQ from suburban Chicago to a high-tech future in Frisco. Thursday it cut the ribbon on its new home and here’s what it looks like inside…

Noteworthy Women in Wireless Infrastructure – 2023

March 7, 2023

Each year, it is an honor to learn more about the women of the wireless infrastructure industry as WIA celebrates International Women’s Day March 8 and Women’s History Month throughout March…

Extenet and Athonet Launch 5G in the U.S. Market

March 1, 2023

Extenet and Athonet today announced the extension of their long-standing partnership into the 5G era. Extenet, through its MNET solution powered by Athonet, has been the leader in making LTE technology available to mid-sized mobility and fixed wireless players in the U.S. market…

Q&A with Extenet: What's Ahead in 2023

February 24, 2023

Our friends at Extenet have been busy lately, but they were able to carve out some time to speak with JSA for some exclusive interviews at PTC’23 and MetroConnect USA 2023…

The small cell waiting game starts again

February 8, 2023

As AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile start wrapping up their big 5G midband network buildouts, talk has started again about using small cells to extend 5G coverage and increase capacity…

Digital Infrastructures Firm Extenet Appoints New Chief Revenue Officer

January 24, 2023

Extenet, the Frisco-based privately held provider of network infrastructure solutions, has appointed Scott Pomykalski to the role of chief revenue officer, a position in which he will be responsible for leading Extenet’s customer acquisition, outreach, and relations efforts…

Pomykalski joins Extenet as chief revenue officer

January 24, 2023

Extenet confirms the appointment of Scott Pomykalski as its new chief revenue officer. In the new role, Pomykalski will be responsible for leading Extenet’s customer acquisition, outreach and relations activities…

Ahead of Frisco HQ Move From Illinois, Newly Rebranded Extenet Names SVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

December 16, 2022

Soon-to-be Frisco-based Extenet, a leading privately held provider of digital infrastructure solutions, announced the appointment of Telisa Webb Schelin as its new senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary…

WIA salutes the wireless infrastructure industry’s military veterans

November 4, 2022

As the nation pauses in November to honor our veterans and reflect on the sacrifices each of them have made for our freedom, the Wireless Infrastructure Association also recognizes the many…

ExteNet partners with MGM in US’s largest in-building cellular enhancement project

October 3, 2022

ExteNet Systems has struck a deal with MGM Entertainment to design, build and operate ExteNet’s advanced in-building signal and connectivity solutions across all MGM properties throughout the US….

MGM Partnership is the Largest In-Building Cellular Enhancement Project in the US

September 30, 2022

A partnership between MGM Resorts International and ExteNet Systems will see guests offered enhanced mobile connectivity through a programme to design, build and operate signal and connectivity solutions for MGM…

WIA salutes the wireless infrastructure industry’s military veterans

November 4, 2022

As the nation pauses in November to honor our veterans and reflect on the sacrifices each of them have made for our freedom, the Wireless Infrastructure Association also recognizes the many…

MGM Resorts International inks nationwide connectivity deal with ExteNet Systems

September 28, 2022

MGM Resorts International has partnered with ExteNet Systems to implement connectivity and signal solutions across its US properties. ExteNet will build, design, and operate a host communications infrastructure…

ExteNet Systems & MGM Resorts Announce Nationwide Connectivity Partnership

September 28, 2022

You rarely compliment good WiFi service but you definitely notice when it’s bad. When you’re on a vacation at a world-class resort, connectivity is not something you want…

Will 5G Change the World? Chris Vassallo, ExteNet Systems (Ep. 49)

September 19, 2022

In this episode of Will 5G Change the World? we hear from Chris Vassallo of ExteNet Systems about how the digital divide is more than a rural problem….

5G Small Cells Face Deployment Dip

September 14, 2022

A sizeable cellular infrastructure and fiber provider in the U.S. is seeing a temporary slowdown in its rollout of 5G small cells because its mobile network operator (MNO)…

ExteNet Scores a Touchdown Moving its Headquarters to Texas

August 30, 2022

ExteNet Systems, the leading privately held owner of LTE/5G wireless and fiber neutral host communications infrastructure solutions, announced on August 30, 2022, that it is moving  its headquarters…

ExteNet chases indoor, rural fiber growth opportunities

August 30, 2022

ExteNet Systems has zeroed in on a growth opportunity in the indoor fiber market, aiming to capitalize on rising demand for bandwidth in venues and offices while it…

Illinois-Based ExteNet Systems Is Moving Its HQ to Frisco

August 30, 2022

ExteNet Systems is relocating from the Chicago area to a new 37,000-square-foot space at the Frisco Station development. The company—which specializes in providing secure 5G and fiber-neutral host…

Nation’s Largest Privately Held 5G Provider To Move Illinois Headquarters to Texas

August 30, 2022

The nation’s largest privately held provider of secure 5G and fiber infrastructure plans to move its Chicago-area headquarters to a fast-growing Dallas suburb in a move that will…

Chicago unicorn ExteNet moving HQ to Texas

August 30, 2022

Wireless-network provider ExteNet Systems, one of a dozen or so Chicago tech companies that reached a $1 billion valuation, is moving to Texas. ExteNet—which employs about 315 people,…

ExteNet moves HQ from Illinois to Texas

August 30, 2022

FRISCO, Texas – ExteNet Systems, the leading privately held owner of LTE/5G wireless and fiber-neutral host communications infrastructure solutions, is moving its headquarters from Lisle, Illinois to the…

Illinois-based ExteNet Systems moves headquarters and 150 jobs to Frisco

August 30, 2022

ExteNet Systems’ move comes with a new 37,000-square-foot headquarters in Frisco Station, which the company said puts it closer to its customers. The relocation from Lisle, Ill., is…

Circuit of The Americas Race Contracts With ExteNet for 5G Coverage

August 17, 2022

The Circuit of The Americas (COTA), is hosting a Formula 1 race October 21-23 in Austin, at 1,500-acre world-class motorsport and entertainment venue. To continue speeding ahead with…

WIA salutes the wireless infrastructure industry’s military veterans

November 4, 2022

As the nation pauses in November to honor our veterans and reflect on the sacrifices each of them have made for our freedom, the Wireless Infrastructure Association also recognizes the many…

ExteNet Systems to Build New 5G Private Wireless Infra at COTA

August 1, 2022

ExteNet Systems, the leading privately held owner of LTE/5G and fiber-neutral host communications infrastructure solutions, announced it would provide new 5G cellular and Private Wireless Network infrastructure to dramatically…

ExteNet Systems deploys 5G network for Circuit of The Americas

July 28, 2022

Infrastructure company ExteNet Systems announced it would provide new 5G cellular and private wireless network infrastructure to improve coverage and capacity at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA),…

ExteNet Systems Fuels New 5G Network for Circuit of The Americas

July 27, 2022

ExteNet is installing and operating the necessary wireless infrastructure for the Circuit of the Americas. COTA is a racetrack venue down in Austin TX, with 1,500 acres to keep…

ExteNet Systems Fuels New 5G Network for Circuit of The Americas

July 27, 2022

ExteNet Systems, one of JSA’s newest clients, and the leading privately held owner of LTE/5G and converged communications infrastructure solutions announced that they will provide Circuit of The…

ExteNet Partners with Spurs to Provide Wireless Network at AT&T Center

July 14, 2022

ExteNet Systems LLC. made a deal with Spurs Sports & Entertainment to be the AT&T Center’s private wireless network provider and help facilitate mobile access for fans. The…

ExteNet Emerges as Private Wireless Competitor with Spurs Arena Deal

July 13, 2022

Private wireless is seen as an excellent opportunity by major U.S. carriers, but as news from ExteNet Systems, today illustrates, the carriers won’t be alone in offering private…

ExteNet Systems Energizes Home of the San Antonio Spurs with First Private Wireless Network for Fans

July 13, 2022

There’s no question that the competition to provide the ultimate sports fan experience is fierce. Today’s top wireless companies are going head-to-head in the race to be faster, better, and deliver more…

20 Minutes with Iain Gillott & Rich Coyle

July 11, 2022

In this 20 Minutes with Iain Gillott interview with Rich Coyle, we discuss 5G/Private Network opportunities, small cell opportunities, the impact of supply chain issues/inflation, as well as the outlook…

STR Podcast: How AT&T Stadium Rewrote the DAS Playbook with its New Network

June 23, 2022

When the building now known as AT&T Stadium opened in 2009, it arguably changed the way the world thought about large entertainment venues. And early on, the building…

Building Momentum with Customer Focus with Monnie McGaffigan of ExteNet

June 20, 2022

Putting your customer first requires adding value to your customers and relationships every step of the way. Particularly in communications infrastructure, developing a customer-first culture is done through…

The Case for 5G in Hospitality

June 8, 2022

In Hospitality Technology’s 2021 Lodging Technology Study, we found that 71 percent of hotel operators ranked 5G as an “emerging technology that had moderate to major potential.” For…

CALWA Podcast: A Conversation with Monnie McGaffigan of ExteNet Systems

May 25, 2022

CALWA has been advancing the wireless industry, helping businesses grow, fostering connections between people, and impacting lives through the charities we support for over 11 years. Keep up…

The Rebirth Of ExteNet: Bringing A CEO’s Vision To Life With Rich Coyle

February 15, 2022

Our world is fast-paced, with everything accessible in a single click. The growth in connectivity is made possible by high-performance network companies like ExteNet. ExteNet is the largest privately…

Richard Coyle named ExteNet’s CEO

December 10, 2021

ExteNet Systems, the leading privately held owner of secure 5G and fiber-fed neutral host communications infrastructure solutions announces the appointment of Richard J. Coyle, Jr. as…

NY Town’s Telecom Fight Falls Short, Judge Says

September 30, 2021

Illinois-based telecom ExteNet can move forward with its construction of wireless facilities in the Village of Plandome, New York, after…

JMA, ExteNet clock 600 Mbps in stadium DAS

August 26, 2021

JMA Wireless and ExteNet deployed a mid-band 5G network at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, that enabled download speeds of more than 600 megabits…

NFL Hall of Fame Game Gets Fast and Wide Receiver Coverage

August 26, 2021

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, OH was the scene of the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame game on August 5, 2021, where the wide…

JMA Wireless, ExteNet Systems deploy in-venue midband 5G network in Ohio

August 24, 2021

JMA Wireless and ExteNet deployed what they claim is the world’s first in-venue midband 5G network at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The two…

Stadium Tech Upgrade at AT&T For the Dallas Cowboys

August 5, 2021

In anticipation of fans filling seats this season, AT&T Stadium and ExteNet Systems are upgrading the antennas at Dallas’ AT&T Stadium. As the Daily News reports, the installation of twenty…

Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Select MatSing to Deliver Exceptional Performance at AT&T Stadium Using Lens Antennas

August 2, 2021

MatSing, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-capacity lens antennas, today announced that it has been selected by the Dallas Cowboys and its network provider AT&T, along with ExteNet…

Small cells cool off while midband 5G buildouts begin

May 11, 2021

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are all working to put their new midband spectrum licenses to use in 5G. And much of that work appears to involve upgrades to…

Winter Park to improve connectivity with fiber optic network for city buildings, 5G installation

February 24, 2021

Winter Park commissioners approved two proposals on Wednesday to improve wireless connectivity within the city. The city is getting its own 48-strand fiber optic network with Frog, a…

US operators’ 5G spending might not pick up until 2022

February 23, 2021

There are growing indications that network operators in the US won’t begin spending heavily on their 5G networks until 2022. “This year is not going to be the…

How a new crop of vendors is breaking into the 5G core

February 19, 2021

The “core” of a mobile network essentially acts as its brain, handling critical processes like traffic management, subscriber authentication and data routing. In the 4G era, massive, established…

Evoque Boosts Connectivity Options, Looks to Expand Data Centers

February 17, 2021

After a year of investing in its team and facilities, Evoque Data Center Solutions enters 2021 with new connectivity options, and ambitions to boost its customer base and…

ExteNet to enable high-capacity fiber connectivity at 14 Evoque data centers in new partnership

January 28, 2021

Data center provider Evoque Data Center Solutions and mobility and fiber connectivity solutions provider ExteNet announced a new alliance this week. With this partnership, ExteNet will integrate all of its…

Evoque, ExteNet Partner for Advanced Cloud, Network Services

January 25, 2021

Dallas-based Evoque Data Center Solutions, the company that sprung up to take over AT&T’s data centers when that rather large telecommunications company made the strategic decision to focus…

ExteNet Systems & Sitetracker Extend Relationship

January 14, 2021

Sitetracker, the global standard for managing high-volume telecom projects, announced today the extension of its relationship with ExteNet Systems, the leading provider of mobility and fiber connectivity solutions…

2021: The wireless infrastructure industry looks ahead

January 13, 2021

2020 was a year of events that nobody could predict, including a global pandemic that altered the way people work, how students learn and the way everybody lives….

STR New Report: AT&T Stadium Rewrites the DAS Playbook

January 11, 2021

Stadium Tech Report is pleased to announce our Winter 2021 issue, with an in-depth profile of the new, groundbreaking distributed antenna system (DAS) recently installed at AT&T Stadium, home…

Small cell outlook remains cloudy in US market

December 14, 2020

Small cells continue to be a big deal in the US. Indeed, some players in the market expect the US to eventually support up to 1 million small…

AT&T and Dallas Cowboys Upgrade the Experiences for Fans at AT&T Stadium and at Home

November 18, 2020

AT&T and the Dallas Cowboys are updating the network systems at iconic AT&T Stadium, and bringing new fan experiences to Cowboys Nation – both at AT&T Stadium and…

Pro Panel Highlights a Positive Outlook for Wireless Infrastructure Business

August 4, 2020

The inaugural Pro Panel by Inside Towers entitled “COVID-19 & Network Deployment” concluded with a very positive outlook for new infrastructure builds despite the impacts of COVID-19. The discussion…

Inland Cellular is on the National Radar

July 20, 2020

The area’s last remaining regional cellphone and internet provider found itself at the edge of the national spotlight for pioneering the use of technology that might give the…

Judge rules in favor of ExteNet in North Hempstead case

July 6, 2020

A federal judge has decided in favor of wireless infrastructure provider ExteNet Systems in its case against the Town of North Hempstead. Judge Edward Korman of the Eastern…

A remote corner of Idaho has become the best hope for the U.S. challenge to Huawei

June 29, 2020

Chip Damato didn’t think he was picking sides in the U.S.-China tech war when he sent a crew to the roof of the Lewis Clark Hotel last year…

ExteNet Systems completes in-building connectivity project in Philadelphia

June 15, 2020

ExteNet Systems announced the deployment of its advanced mobility network at 1515 Market Street in Philadelphia. The 20-story Class A office building totaling 502,236 sq. ft. is located…

IWCE & Safer Buildings Coalition Webinar: Communications Industry Response to the New Business Normal

June 3, 2020

Who will survive, who will thrive, and why? Thought Leaders from the connectivity industry explore opportunities, drivers and headwinds in the near, medium, and long term as the…

5G Will Drive Tomorrow’s Connected Assembly Lines

May 15, 2020

The fifth generation of wireless technology is quickly emerging. It will greatly expand the broadband capabilities of mobile networks and provide advanced wireless service for a wide variety…

ExteNet Systems Deploys New Network at Kennedy Center

May 15, 2020

Network infrastructure solutions company ExteNet Systems announced an extension of its advanced mobility network at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C….

NEDAS LIVE! Episode 15: Jeff Robator, ExteNet Systems, on Industry Trends and Changes

May 13, 2020

As ExteNet Systems’ VP of Inside Plant, Jeff Robator oversees the lit network including DWDM, Lit Wave, Ethernet, Private Network, Cloud and IP connectivity with both metro and…

Nokia collaborates with ExteNet Systems to bring high-speed internet to in rural California

May 7, 2020

Nokia and ExteNet Systems today announced their agreement to deliver a CBRS network for, Inc., a wireless internet service provider based in Northern California, with internet speeds…

ExteNet Systems installs DAS at Philadelphia’s One Penn Center

May 6, 2020

Connectivity provider ExteNet Systems says it has a new, advanced mobility network at Philadelphia’s One Penn Center. The 670,000 square feet Class A commercial office building…

ExteNet Q&A with CRE Magazine: 5G Indoor Networks

April 3, 2020

ExteNet Systems, a national converged communications infrastructure and services provider for the CRE industry, recently spoke with Connected Real Estate Magazine on a variety of industry-related topics. ExteNet…

The Top Companies to Watch in CBRS

April 3, 2020

ConnectedRE Magazine has named their top companies to watch in CBRS, including ExteNet Systems!

Super Bowl for mobile devices: Wireless carriers take steps to boost service during Milwaukee DNC

March 3, 2020

The upcoming Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee has been compared with the Super Bowl in terms of economic impact, but nothing big happens these days without wireless communications…

ExteNet adds speed, automation to optical network

February 11, 2020

As broadband connectivity becomes more of a commodity, price and speed are emerging as two of the key metrics for buyers. This week during the Metro Connect conference,…

NYC allows 5G equipment on streetlamps

February 4, 2020

Recently, the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications approved 10 franchise agreements with several companies to install 5G equipment on streetlamps and some traffic-light poles…

Q&A: What’s Next for 5G?

January 29, 2020

As 5G becomes a reality, there are still plenty of questions. ExteNet Systems Vice President and CTO Tormod Larsen answered a few of these questions in a recent…

NYC OKs 9 Providers to Expand 5G Coverage

January 15, 2020

New Yorkers can expect to see metal boxes start to proliferate just above their heads as the city announced ten new franchise agreements (covering nine companies) for providers…

Winter STR: Oklahoma Leads the Way with Wi-Fi 6

January 7, 2020

Our latest issue contains an in-person report on the new Wi-Fi 6 network installed at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, and another in-person visit to see and test the…

Cover Story: Is Your Building Ready for a Private Network – ExteNet

January 6, 2020

Private wireless networks have garnered a lot of attend in the commercial real estate ecosystem, and understandably so. After all, private networks offer CRE owners connectivity opportunities they…

5G: Your Questions, Answered

Welcome to Extenet’s comprehensive FAQ on the revolutionary technology of 5G. Whether you’re a technology professional, an intrigued consumer, or just someone who wants to know what all the fuss

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Connecting Hospitals with High-Speed Fiber

Healthcare is going through a digital transformation with the rapid growth of mHealth innovations. Hospitals need to ready themselves for the growth of 5G by connecting their facilities with high-capacity fiber networks. Visit our Resource Center to download

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ExteNet Systems is Now Extenet

Frisco, TX. –  December 15, 2022 – ExteNet Systems, the premier privately-held provider of digital infrastructure, today announced they have rebranded as Extenet, complete with a new logo, website and messaging

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