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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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Transfer Agent

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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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#4715 Does this comment invalidate fibertower shareholders? Are cottonty 02/16/2020 08:06:54 PM
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#4711 Article briefly talks about China and 5G. Barr Soxwin997 02/07/2020 06:40:55 AM
#4710 "I'm living rent-free in your head" vuletini 09/16/2019 07:53:42 AM
#4708 Subin, Pucillo, and Levy all laughing at Vuletini. rfarmer 09/01/2019 06:42:24 AM
#4706 It's normal for blood pressure to go up vuletini 07/30/2019 05:45:04 AM
#4705 Anyone else’s blood pressure go through the freaking Soxwin997 07/06/2019 07:08:04 AM
#4704 Jermaine Levy says hello from his 37 foot rfarmer 05/03/2019 03:17:07 PM
#4703 Law360 Is the law not clear? ggoofyh 04/30/2019 07:26:26 AM
#4702 R.I.P sandpaints. vuletini 04/11/2019 06:24:57 AM
#4701 Atedmac, Vuletini, and Sandpaints...... rfarmer 03/31/2019 06:49:06 PM
#4700 SEC Response: atedmac 03/21/2019 02:19:05 PM
#4699 I sent a short note to thee SEC atedmac 03/18/2019 09:57:35 AM
#4698 sandpaints is a older gentleman and he may vuletini 03/18/2019 07:07:15 AM
#4697 Thanks Vuletini atedmac 03/15/2019 06:03:01 PM
#4696 Got a call today from Steve at labaton, vuletini 03/15/2019 05:36:05 PM
#4695 That would be Great Vuletini ! atedmac 03/13/2019 09:25:14 AM
#4694 Ateabigmac, my skills are less than yours but vuletini 03/13/2019 08:30:36 AM
#4693 Has anyone entertained contacting Labaton Sucharow regarding our dilemma? atedmac 03/12/2019 12:37:05 PM
#4692 On February 22, 2019, Labaton Sucharow secured a condoe3 03/11/2019 09:48:14 PM
#4691 What is happening with this ? Is goofyg 03/06/2019 07:43:26 PM
#4690 Opps, should have written New Yorker, not New Sandpaints 03/05/2019 01:32:35 AM
#4689 Just a few hours later now, and beans Sandpaints 03/05/2019 12:59:34 AM
#4688 BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH: Sandpaints 03/04/2019 11:39:59 AM
#4683 No and AT&T refuses to answer my question cellardwellar 01/31/2019 12:29:22 PM
#4682 Did anyone ever see the SEC filing? prkvw75 01/30/2019 02:56:59 PM
#4681 CJ12 01/23/2019 11:47:39 PM
#4680 Posted 01/18/2019 13:00:13 Inactive Security Sandpaints 01/20/2019 07:16:47 PM
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#4678 C-Band Alliance cites Straight Path, FiberTower deals as Sandpaints 01/04/2019 12:47:51 PM
#4677 Why the 39 Ghz auctions (NEXT YEAR) continue Sandpaints 12/07/2018 06:04:14 PM
#4676 Well perhaps a positive result for the Straight condoe3 11/17/2018 04:43:18 PM
#4675 Or is it - Fibertower: Direct or Derivative Sandpaints 11/17/2018 01:22:43 PM
#4674 Fibertower: Direct or Derivative ????????????????????????????????????????? condoe3 11/17/2018 10:31:11 AM
#4673 FiberTower involved Hedge Funds offshore in Puerto Rico Sandpaints 11/07/2018 04:36:10 AM
#4672 Here's the full chart, also read page 2. Sandpaints 11/04/2018 09:48:49 AM
#4671 Worse than we thought, found these older records Sandpaints 11/03/2018 08:08:21 PM
#4670 Pucillo getting some heat lately, but due more ahead. Sandpaints 10/24/2018 09:18:33 PM
#4669 To make up for the shitty deal of vuletini 10/22/2018 11:01:43 AM
#4668 Thanks for the effort Sandpaints. I'd love cellardwellar 10/20/2018 11:47:32 AM
#4667 Thanks Sanpaints for keeping us in the loop fatmojo 10/19/2018 11:10:57 AM
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#4665 Sandpaints say hello to DB Cooper while you rfarmer 10/15/2018 09:49:25 AM
#4664 Also: I recall - Michael Cohen is scheduled Sandpaints 10/15/2018 01:58:13 AM
#4663 New York Times request for Michael Cohen documents: PDF Sandpaints 10/15/2018 01:35:51 AM
#4662 Vuletini zero effort zero settlement. Thats how settlements rfarmer 10/14/2018 04:19:25 PM
#4661 Hi rfarmer, fatmojo 10/14/2018 11:21:01 AM
#4660 Sandpaints 10/13/2018 10:48:22 PM
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