Category: Towers

Infrastructure service providers bring more work in-house

As mobile operators scramble to bring new cell sites online ahead of the competition, the companies tasked with completing this work are finding that oversight and involvement by the carriers is increasing. Firms that contract with Tier 1 operators say they are performing much more work in-house, in part because they need to be more […]

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Tower Technology Weekly Wrap-Up: AT&T tower deal cemented; H-Block spectrum auction delays; NATE talks safety

Welcome once again to our weekly wrap-up on tower technology. RCR Wireless News brings you the top stories related to the tower industry and tower-related technology in one place so you don’t have to scour the internet to stay in the know. This week saw a focus on safety, small cells and testing. Read all […]

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Keeping climbers safe: focus on free climbing

Keeping climbers safe: focus on free climbing

It’s been more than five years since OSHA called tower climbing “the most dangerous job in America,” but there are indications that the fatality rate remains high. So far this year, 12 people have died while working on cell towers, according to Wireless Estimator, making this the deadliest year for climbers since 2008. Last year […]

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Crown Castle picks up AT&T towers for $4.85B

Crown Castle picks up AT&T towers for $4.85B

Following weeks of speculation, Crown Castle announced it has agreed to purchase lease rights to 9,700 towers from AT&T for $4.85 billion in cash. The deal, which was thought to be close to completion during the recent PCIA Wireless Infrastructure show, calls for Crown Castle to have the exclusive right to lease and operate the […]

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Tower Technology Weekly Wrap-Up: Crown Castle, AT&T strike deal; TE Connectivity’s big DAS deals; Cellphone-Mate boosters in hotels

With the ever-increasing demand for tower climbers and the increased number of recent tower deals, RCR Wireless News thought the time was nigh to introduce a weekly Tower Technology weekly wrap-up. Each week we will gather all the top stories in the world of towers and tower-related technology. Crown Castle and AT&T closed a deal […]

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PCIA 2013: CTI Towers secures $30M in financing; closes on purchase of 5 towers

PCIA 2013: CTI Towers secures $30M in financing; closes on purchase of 5 towers

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – While the larger tower operators garnered most of the spotlight at this week’s PCIA Wireless Infrastructure event, they were not the only ones to make news. CTI Towers, which controls more than 800 towers across the country, said it had secured $30 million in debt financing and closed on its first third-party […]

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PCIA 2013: Tower execs bullish on growth, differ on details

PCIA 2013: Tower execs bullish on growth, differ on details

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – To the surprise of few, leaders from the nation’s largest tower owners remain upbeat regarding the future of their market, citing the continued need for wireless carriers to feed the growing appetite for mobile data services. Speaking during the annual “View from the Top” executive round table at the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure […]

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Report: Crown Castle close to AT&T tower deal

Report: Crown Castle close to AT&T tower deal

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – For the second year in a row, Crown Castle looks set to pull off a big deal with a wireless carrier as published reports indicate the tower giant was close to picking up tower assets from AT&T. According to a Bloomberg report, terms of the potential deal were still being worked out. […]

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AT&T (again) reported to be looking at tower sale

AT&T (again) reported to be looking at tower sale

AT&T looks to be the latest domestic operator attempting to raise some quick cash by selling off its tower assets. According to a Bloomberg report, the telecommunications giant is looking to unload between 10,000 and 11,000 towers for around $5 billion. This is not the first time AT&T has been rumored to be looking at […]

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Crown Castle looks for 2014 REIT move

Crown Castle looks for 2014 REIT move

Crown Castle International surprised some analysts by announcing this morning plans to qualify as a Real Estate Investment Trust by Jan. 1, 2014. “We are delighted to announce this plan for conversion because we believe REIT status is the optimal structure for our business given the real estate nature of our assets,” explained Ben Moreland, […]

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