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Fibertower Corp. (PL)

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

Company Contact

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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250 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021

Share Structure

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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#1489   I think it will be AT&T, they still condoe3 10/24/16 09:18:18 PM
#1488   The two parties(Fibertower and ?)would have to go wirelessman77 10/24/16 09:25:16 AM
#1487   Easy $2B todynomite 10/24/16 06:27:22 AM
#1486   At the earliest it would be 2020 before condoe3 10/24/16 06:11:30 AM
#1485   The Bonds were $175M wirelessman77 10/23/16 11:07:44 AM
#1484   Exit Strategy condoe3 10/23/16 09:31:58 AM
#1483   The closest comparable right now is Straightpath who wirelessman77 10/23/16 08:22:07 AM
#1482   So the current value of the disputed Fibertower condoe3 10/22/16 04:09:49 PM
#1481   They are going to want to deliver those wirelessman77 10/22/16 02:15:10 PM
#1480   AT&T agrees in principle to buy Time Warner condoe3 10/22/16 10:22:46 AM
#1479   Small cells share the spotlight at global culture condoe3 10/19/16 09:44:59 AM
#1478   Inside Track with Alexander Chenakin, Vice President, Advanced condoe3 10/18/16 09:00:20 AM
#1477   5G fuels millimeter-wave opportunities condoe3 10/15/16 06:30:27 AM
#1476   AT&T, Ericsson to demo 5G millimeter wave at condoe3 10/15/16 05:37:02 AM
#1475   Windstream to deploy 39 GHz millimeter wave in condoe3 10/15/16 05:08:37 AM
#1474   Sprint shares worth $21 each in spectrum value condoe3 10/14/16 04:37:03 PM
#1473   Fibertower / 24 ghz / FCC / Cambridge wirelessman77 10/13/16 02:52:03 AM
#1472   And Fibertower 39GHz sits on the shelf collecting cobwebs. getaround2it 10/11/16 10:23:14 AM
#1471   Windstream / StraightPath / 40 Markets / 39 wirelessman77 10/11/16 08:14:30 AM
#1470   Big Cable and Mobile Are Ready to Rumble wirelessman77 10/08/16 02:26:39 AM
#1469   Our shares before they were wiped out are todynomite 10/04/16 10:11:49 PM
#1468   So much related news but not a clear wellitmaybeton 10/04/16 04:12:54 PM
#1467 codesilver 10/04/16 03:39:18 PM
#1466 codesilver 10/04/16 03:36:01 PM
#1465   Have you read this? wellitmaybeton 10/04/16 02:40:10 PM
#1464   Verizon tells FCC to move fast on 28 condoe3 10/04/16 05:14:05 AM
#1463   What will have to happen for a company getaround2it 09/29/16 09:21:02 AM
#1462   AT&T Inc. – which is expected to premier condoe3 09/29/16 06:03:14 AM
#1461 codesilver 09/28/16 05:57:41 PM
#1460 codesilver 09/27/16 01:49:24 AM
#1459   Yes its gone quiet and i too hope Pregnatburitto 09/20/16 01:22:33 PM
#1458   This board has sure gone quiet. Have people getaround2it 09/20/16 10:59:00 AM
#1457   Does anyone remember off hand how much common wellitmaybeton 08/19/16 04:23:10 PM
#1456   Here's something to ponder....Would the "new" fibertower list wellitmaybeton 08/19/16 04:18:02 PM
#1455   Hopefully the judge/court will follow through on that getaround2it 08/19/16 03:47:46 PM
#1454   From the Court Documents. From the BK Judge. DD33Slapper 08/19/16 01:33:36 PM
#1453   Okay. Anyone know what is going on with getaround2it 08/19/16 12:20:41 PM
#1452   Fibertower Corp. NEW shares listed on the OTC. Renee 08/17/16 05:06:19 PM
#1451   Roll Outs will be accelerated. Google is applying DD33Slapper 08/11/16 02:59:03 PM
#1450   Nearly $3 Trillion in Market Cap is interested DD33Slapper 08/10/16 09:17:28 AM
#1449   They schedule those court dates so far away helloyah 08/09/16 07:25:18 PM
#1448   Thanks DD. I have my statement from macerimmer 08/09/16 04:32:45 PM
#1447   Why The Acquisition Of WebPass Could Be Significant DD33Slapper 08/05/16 05:22:02 AM
#1446   You can be certain the bondholders did try DD33Slapper 08/05/16 02:05:11 AM
#1445   A deal being cut seems very likely to macerimmer 08/04/16 05:23:04 PM
#1444   Very Deep Pockets are looking at Fixed Wireless/5G: wirelessman77 07/29/16 09:21:45 AM
#1443   Fixed 5G Wireless Could Upset the Video Market Soon wirelessman77 07/29/16 09:18:44 AM
#1442   Verizon Cleared for Take-Off on Fixed 5G wirelessman77 07/27/16 01:18:25 PM
#1441   The Next Development in Wireless Broadband wirelessman77 07/26/16 02:44:20 PM
#1440   codesilver, it is interesting how Fibertower and StraightPath wirelessman77 07/26/16 08:39:50 AM