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185 Berry Street, Suite 4800
San Francisco, CA 94107
415.659.3500 (Phone)
415.659.0007 (Fax)

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721 Rock Springs Court NE
Suite #721
Atlanta, GA 30306

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Ornella Napolitano
185 Berry Street, Suite 4800
San Francisco, CA 94107

Accounting Firm Handling FTWR

Ernst & Young LLP
5 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6530

About Fibertower Corporation (FTWR:NAS/GM).

Who We Are

FiberTower Corporation provides facilities-based backhaul services to wireless carriers in the United States. Backhaul is the transport of voice, video and data traffic from a wireless carrier's mobile base station, or cell site, to their mobile switching center, where the traffic is then switched onto a fixed telecommunications network. As of December 31, 2007, it deployed 2,813 sites, including 2,148 billing sites. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is based in San Francisco, California.

FiberTower Corporation is a backhaul and access transport provider focused primarily on the wireless carrier market. With its extensive spectrum footprint in 24 GHz and 39 GHz bands, carrier-class microwave and fiber networks in 13 major markets, customer commitments from six of the leading cellular carriers, and partnerships with the largest tower operators in the U.S, FiberTower is considered to be the leading alternative carrier for wireless backhaul.

FiberTower was formed in 2000 to address the weakest link in rapidly evolving wireless networks - backhaul. Backhaul is defined as the all-important transport piece between a carrier's cell site (base station at the cell tower) and its switching facility.

Due to the rollout of mobile broadband access networks, bandwidth demand in the wireless network is rising exponentially, putting considerable strain on a decades-old copper infrastructure designed to backhaul voice traffic. Today, with the advent of wireless data, carriers seek scalable, flexible and cost-effective backhaul alternatives that will support their 3G and 4G broadband initiatives. Such alternatives, including microwave and fiber, are the new evolution in wireless backhaul.

Fibertower's Spectrum Map and Area Coverage
Spectrum leasing is a flexible option for carriers and service providers to fill in network gaps. FiberTower enables this through its 24/39 GHz fixed wireless spectrum portfolio, the most expansive of its kind in the US.

FiberTower has networks operating in 13 major markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, NJ/NY, Pittsburgh, San Antonio/Austin/Waco, Tampa and Washington DC.

FTWR Management

Kurt Van Wagenen, President and Chief Executive Officer
Kurt Van Wagenen serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for FiberTower. Prior to FiberTower, he served as President and CEO of NEON (formerly Globix Corporation) from January of 2007 until November of 2007 when NEON merged with RCN Corporation. Prior to being appointed CEO of NEON, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Globix Corporation after being promoted from his prior position as Chief Operating Officer of Globix Corporation's Network Services division. Van Wagenen also served as Vice President of Network and Operations for NEON Communications from 2001 until the merger of NEON and Globix in 2005. Before joining NEON in 2001, Van Wagenen was employed by Verizon Communications and its various predecessors in diverse positions of increasing responsibility, where he commenced his employment in 1986. Van Wagenen holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. in Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Ravi Potharlanka, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ravi Potharlanka serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for FiberTower. He is responsible for day to day operations of FiberTower's markets. Prior to joining FiberTower, Potharlanka served as VP of International Market Development at Teligent, where he managed the operations of International joint ventures. Prior to that, he was Director of Market Development for Teligent's domestic operations. Potharlanka also worked as Director of Product and Technology Development at Nextel Corporation as well as Manager of Technology Development at Airtouch. He holds a BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering from REC, Trichy (India), an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Thomas Scott, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Scott serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at FiberTower. He is responsible for finance, administration and strategic planning. Prior to FiberTower, Scott was the CFO of First Avenue Networks, which merged with FiberTower in August of 2006. Prior to that, Scott had several interim senior management roles as a consultant, including President and Chief Financial Officer at Teligent. Scott also worked for Winstar Communications' corporate development group and held investment-banking positions with Montgomery Securities (Banc of America Securities), Thomas Weisel Partners and Merrill Lynch. He holds a BA and MBA from the University of Virginia.

David Leeds Michael Finlayson, Senior Vice President, Technology
Michael Finlayson serves as Senior Vice President of Technology at FiberTower, where he heads national engineering and technology initiatives. Prior to FiberTower, Finlayson served as Vice President of Technology for First Avenue Networks, a FiberTower predecessor company. Before First Avenue, Finlayson served as Senior Technical Consultant for Flarion Technologies where he was responsible for technical consulting worldwide, including the deployment and testing of 3G/4G mobile broadband networks for major cellular operators across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to that, Finlayson held technical management roles for Shasta Networks, culminating in his most recent role there as Midwest Engineering Manager, where he managed the testing and implementation of Shasta's broadband service platform for U.S. carriers. Prior to his tenure with Shasta Networks, Mr. Finlayson held engineering and management positions with Wellfleet Communications (now Bay Networks). Michael Finlayson began his career in networking at the University of Buffalo, where he also attended.

Joseph M. Sandri, Jr., Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs
Joseph Sandri serves as Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs for FiberTower. He is responsible for all regulatory and business aspects related to FiberTower's extensive spectrum assets. Prior to joining First Avenue, Sandri served as president of IDT Spectrum and senior vice president and regulatory counsel for Winstar/IDT Solutions. Prior to that, he interned in the FCC Mass Media Enforcement and Common Carrier Policy Bureaus. He holds a BS from the University of Maryland, a JD from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law, and certification from the Institute for Communications Law Studies in Washington, D.C.

Ferdi Schell, Senior Vice President, Systems
Ferdi Schell serves as, Senior Vice President, Systems for FiberTower, bringing extensive engineering and operations experience in wireless and wireline telecommunications. His responsibilities include National Operations, Network Performance, Facilities Engineering, and IT. Prior to joining FiberTower, Schell worked with BC Tel Mobility as VP of Engineering and Operations (CTO) and Telus Communications as VP of Planning and Engineering (Chief Engineer). He has successfully engineered, built and operated large microwave and fiber backhaul systems in Canada. Schell holds a Master's of Business Administration and Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Diploma of Technology in Telecommunications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Dyaptive Systems in Vancouver Canada.

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Estimated Market Cap - 4,388,794 as of Dec 12, 2011

Outstanding Shares - 15,128,554 as of Dec 21, 2009

Number of Share Holders of Record - Not Available


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#2505   And should the FCC gain cash, it opens condoe3 08/20/17 05:43:09 PM
#2504   The FCC gets a % of the Straight condoe3 08/20/17 05:25:51 PM
#2503   Well they let StraightPath completely off the hook wirelessman77 08/20/17 01:59:01 PM
#2502   Based on the deal the FCC made with condoe3 08/20/17 01:41:17 PM
#2501   Honestly I try and run through all the wirelessman77 08/20/17 12:20:35 PM
#2500   I would think that if the Fibertower(Solus/Broadbill) were wirelessman77 08/20/17 12:10:36 PM
#2499   wireless, do you think it will be a ELA44 08/20/17 11:11:00 AM
#2498   Verizon Response to Petitions to Deny Available wirelessman77 08/20/17 11:01:45 AM
#2497   Sandpaints is generally bullish on our cause. Perhaps rfarmer 08/18/17 03:39:24 PM
#2496   I agree Wireless atedmac 08/18/17 10:04:00 AM
#2495   SandPaints, Rfarmer, Vuletini wirelessman77 08/18/17 09:25:31 AM
#2494   They have one thing in common, they're all losers. vuletini 08/17/17 02:32:06 PM
#2493   Lot of private replies/posts today.. Keeper2901 08/17/17 01:14:15 PM
#2489   My point was simply if that guy had rfarmer 08/17/17 02:40:43 AM
#2488   rfarmer - I read it, studied it, and Sandpaints 08/16/17 11:02:36 PM
#2487 Good read on the guy who fo rfarmer 08/16/17 09:29:58 PM
#2486   Revisiting all of this gets one even more rfarmer 08/16/17 08:56:28 PM
#2485   AT&T earlier Fibertower support letter to FCC for Sandpaints 08/16/17 08:29:17 PM
#2484   Vivint Plot Thickens. History Reviewed: Sandpaints 08/16/17 08:17:41 PM
#2483   Vivint had deals with Fibertower too, and is Sandpaints 08/16/17 07:37:02 PM
#2482   Verizon Ex Parte 08/15: wirelessman77 08/16/17 05:36:04 AM
#2481   I don't see anything in the Verizon and wirelessman77 08/12/17 08:19:17 AM
#2480   AT&T and Verizon will make some concessions and rfarmer 08/11/17 05:18:36 PM
#2479   Ok cellardwellar 08/11/17 05:17:12 PM
#2478   Those two just came in today. The earlier rfarmer 08/11/17 05:13:06 PM
#2477   Not true. cellardwellar 08/11/17 04:51:56 PM
#2476   Deadline is Today. rfarmer 08/11/17 10:05:57 AM
#2475   i missed this article too, it's from 2015 ELA44 08/11/17 09:26:57 AM
#2474   article on ELA44 08/11/17 09:21:18 AM
#2473   Shows AT&T has Fibertower situation on their mind Sandpaints 08/09/17 10:05:57 PM
#2472   Show me the money vuletini 08/09/17 08:21:27 PM
#2471   AT&T's (T) Management Presents at Oppenheimer 20th Annual rfarmer 08/09/17 03:13:04 PM
#2470   The licenses are real property, as such, you condoe3 08/05/17 10:58:33 AM
#2469   Sure you recommended on July 15th. On July rfarmer 08/04/17 07:49:24 PM
#2468   Got back in in the last 2 days vuletini 08/04/17 07:07:45 PM
#2467   Yes. I talked to an attorney two weeks rfarmer 08/04/17 05:18:14 PM
#2465   Finally bought GSAT ....just to make Sandpaints happy. vuletini 08/03/17 04:15:39 PM
#2464   FCC approval in early October. ATT closes deal rfarmer 08/03/17 06:39:48 AM
#2463   FCC Wireless Bureau says it posts weekly announcements. Sandpaints 08/02/17 09:21:31 PM
#2462   DragonWave's road through hell rfarmer 08/02/17 12:24:30 PM
#2461   Hoping U have another shirt atedmac 07/31/17 11:31:24 PM
#2460   Fibertower invested in startup, coming more news in September. Sandpaints 07/31/17 10:36:18 PM
#2459   Yikes, and ouch. E.T. phone home. Sandpaints 07/31/17 09:39:07 PM
#2458   I am used to getting beat up. No vuletini 07/31/17 07:03:47 PM
#2457   ER, (Emergency Room) Sandpaints 07/31/17 06:50:16 PM
#2456   M&M - complex weave of the current issues Sandpaints 07/25/17 10:38:00 PM
#2455   They are looking to score some free licenses rfarmer 07/25/17 09:59:50 AM
#2454   They are in trouble. Too much diversification in rfarmer 07/25/17 09:34:36 AM
#2453   New exparte filed. M&M Brothers cellardwellar 07/25/17 09:03:35 AM
#2452   You have got to get familiar with quantum condoe3 07/24/17 05:17:20 PM