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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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185 Berry Street, Suite 4800
San Francisco, CA 94107

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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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#2869   Pai, AT&T, FCC & DOJ all dominating media wellitmaybeton 11/23/17 01:50:10 PM
#2868   It is the same as when Wheeler was wirelessman77 11/23/17 08:14:27 AM
#2867   We stand together. Sandpaints 11/22/17 11:09:23 PM
#2866   From 05/31/2017: wirelessman77 11/20/17 01:22:33 AM
#2865   From 05/17/2017: wirelessman77 11/20/17 12:50:16 AM
#2864   You do sound like a broken record but vuletini 11/17/17 10:34:26 AM
#2863   FCC Wants to Open More High-Band Spectrum for 5G. wirelessman77 11/17/17 08:23:00 AM
#2862   one of the most important comments was from ELA44 11/16/17 08:49:33 AM
#2861   Chairman Pai is part of a huge swamp. vuletini 11/16/17 08:22:58 AM
#2860   FCC Commission Meeting LIVE Video Today. Sandpaints 11/16/17 05:54:52 AM
#2859   Thank you Condoe3 and others. Reading that Rsmlem 11/15/17 09:40:28 PM
#2858   For those not subscribed to Seeking Alpha. Sandpaints 11/15/17 08:04:03 PM
#2857   More Comment Hits Today condoe3 11/15/17 06:26:11 PM
#2856   I agree sandpaints very compelling dialogue in the cellardwellar 11/14/17 12:27:45 PM
#2855   CONDOE - Your post surpasses Great. Sandpaints 11/14/17 11:58:44 AM
#2854   From the Unsecured Creditors Argument(Doc 1033 01/08/2014): wirelessman77 11/14/17 07:55:10 AM
#2853   One has to imagine that a decision by wirelessman77 11/14/17 07:33:40 AM
#2852   Stocks In The Dog House: AT&T condoe3 11/14/17 06:42:56 AM
#2851   T-Mobile - FCC bureaucratic wheels slowly turn. Sandpaints 11/14/17 02:12:57 AM
#2850   Another ex-parte from T-Mobile... wirelessman77 11/13/17 05:38:13 PM
#2849   ATT / Verizon Partnering wirelessman77 11/13/17 01:35:09 PM
#2848   This is the most known about Arthur Samberg here. Sandpaints 11/12/17 01:36:25 PM
#2847   Sandpaints Question: wirelessman77 11/12/17 10:56:40 AM
#2846   I just can't wait for this to be ELA44 11/12/17 08:53:48 AM
#2845   I Absolutely agree wirelessman. cellardwellar 11/11/17 05:33:50 PM
#2844   It will be a tough task for them wirelessman77 11/11/17 10:26:40 AM
#2843   Pai in the Sky said the same thing vuletini 11/11/17 08:22:39 AM
#2842   Last point is that the bondholders are also wirelessman77 11/10/17 10:33:50 PM
#2841   Sandpaints, don't be so negative. wirelessman77 11/10/17 10:21:08 PM
#2840   The Expartes ahead of the wire. Cutting it close. Sandpaints 11/10/17 09:55:32 PM
#2839   T-Mobile Ex Parte out there. Sprint better off wirelessman77 11/10/17 07:09:43 AM
#2838   ExParte from the CCA is NOW downloadable. Sandpaints 11/09/17 10:25:24 PM
#2837   ExParte from the CCA is on LOCK DOWN, Sandpaints 11/09/17 09:17:46 PM
#2836   I don't think the FCC can ignore the condoe3 11/09/17 06:43:55 PM
#2835   It is another CCA pleading......broken record they are. wirelessman77 11/09/17 05:24:50 PM
#2834   There is a new pleading out there under wirelessman77 11/09/17 05:06:07 PM
#2833   ARTICLE XII RETENTION OF JURISDICTION wirelessman77 11/09/17 04:56:46 PM
#2832   AT&T & The Justice Dept, have been making wellitmaybeton 11/09/17 04:25:24 PM
#2831   wirelessman77, thank you very much for the link Hoofman 11/09/17 02:09:50 PM
#2830   So either the FT lawyer arguing for the Rsmlem 11/09/17 01:55:19 PM
#2829   8K video is not going to be a Sandpaints 11/09/17 11:18:22 AM
#2828   DOCOMO Achieves 12-Channel MMT Transmission of 8K Video condoe3 11/08/17 01:02:22 PM
#2827   Let me get this straight, Fibertower spends condoe3 11/08/17 05:22:32 AM
#2826   FiberTower’s industry-leading investments and spectrum development condoe3 11/08/17 05:13:09 AM
#2825   As the record shows, FiberTower was able to condoe3 11/08/17 05:10:13 AM
#2824   It was added support for the return of wirelessman77 11/07/17 07:57:42 AM
#2823   Isn't it amazing that you can tell one wirelessman77 11/07/17 07:23:47 AM
#2822   It's in Form 603 footnote 33 to the Sandpaints 11/06/17 11:56:09 PM
#2821   Where did you come across that beauty? wirelessman77 11/06/17 05:52:44 PM
#2820   Interesting lawyer among those supporting restoration of Fibertower Sandpaints 11/06/17 05:37:11 PM