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American Tower expands data center footprint with DataSite acquisition

American Tower's portfolio now consists of nine data centers American Tower has closed the acquisition of data center owner/operator DataSite. The tower company will now assume responsibility for all management and operations of DataSite’s two data center locations in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. This deal...

American Tower completes acquisition of Telxius Towers in Latin America

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has closed the Latin American tranche of its Telxius Towers acquisition, comprised of over 7,000 communications sites in Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina, the company said in a release. ATC said that the total value of the transaction amounted to approximately...

Dish vendor updates: Towers, transport and 5G security

American Tower, Netcracker, Palo Alto Networks latest vendors tapped for Dish 5G build Dish executives are looking toward some sort of commercial 5G service this year and, in pursuit of that, continue to onboard vendors to help them become the fourth facilities-based carrier in the...

FirstNet, 5G drive AT&T investment in macro towers

Tillman Infrastructure building hundreds of towers for AT&T Companies like American Tower and Crown Castle are highly profitable and show significant return from investors. The other side of that equation is the enormous tower leasing cost footed by carriers like Verizon and AT&T. Last year...

WIA looks forward — and back — at its inaugural Wireless Hall of Fame event

ARLINGTON, Virginia--The Wireless Infrastructure Association is taking the occasion of its first annual Wireless Hall of Fame event to honor some of the pivotal figures of the tower industry, while also focusing on the future needs of the tower workforce in a 5G world. This...

Tower compaies American, Crown, SBAC report site revenue increases in Q2

Operator network investments translate to increased tower and site revenues As operators in the U.S. and around the world continue to invest in network infrastructure and densification, major tower companies American Tower, Crown Castle and SBAC this month all reported year-over-year increases in tower and...

How can tower companies facilitate edge computing deployments?

American Tower and Crown Castle both exploring colocation of edge computing appliances at cell tower sites Latency-dependent services command not just network densification, but also distribution of data center-type compute and storage functionality to the network edge. In the telecom industry, edge computing is certainly...

American Tower sees positive impacts in T-Mobile US, Sprint merger: CEO

  CEO Jaimes Taiclet says previous carrier mergers in the U.S. had a net positive business impact for American Tower American Tower Corporation expects the proposed merger between T-Mobile US and Sprint to have a neutral to positive impact in the company’s business, American Tower’s Chairman...

Verizon, AT&T to build hundreds of towers with Lightsquared founder

AT&T and Verizon have jointly agreed to build hundreds of new cell towers with Tillman Infrastructure, a company founded last year by Sanjiv Ahuja's Tillman Global Holdings. Ahuja is the former CEO of Orange and also the founder of Lightsquared, a company that tried...

American Tower snaps up 20K Indian towers

American Tower to buy combined assets of Vodafone India, Idea Cellular American Tower is plunking down about $1.2 billion for roughly 20,000 towers in India, boosting its footprint in the world's second-largest cellular market. Those towers represent the combined tower assets of Vodafone India...

CBRS battle will have more winners than losers

Analysts see growth for equipment providers regardless of FCC decision Companies from inside and outside the wireless industry are excited about the Federal Communications Commission's plan to make more spectrum available in the 3550-3700 MHz band. Citizens broadband radio service, or CBRS, could deliver the...

SoftBank launches U.S. tower venture

Japan's SoftBank, which owns roughly 80% of Sprint, said it is creating a U.S. infrastructure joint venture in partnership with Australia's Lendlease. Called Lendlease Towers, the company will develop and acquire rooftop and tower assets. The JV's goal is a $5 billion telecom asset...

‘Hidden in plain sight’: Concealment facilitates smart city transformation

American Tower and Philips Lighting partner on connected light poles to add network density for smart city applications SAN FRANCISCO--Siting of wireless infrastructure in urban spaces is often a tricky proposition for wireless carriers and neutral host providers. Regulations vary between jurisdictions, which makes developing...

#TBT: Vodafone pulls up Verizon Wireless stake; Microsoft buys Nokia smartphone biz; AT&T launches Aio prepaid … this week in 2013

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Cha-ching! Vodafone cashes...

Warriors4Wireless prepares vets for careers in telecom

Warriors4Wireless program equips veterans with skills and certification required for work in wireless telecommunications Among the 20.9 million veterans living in the U.S., about 450,000 are either unemployed or without jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual Employment Situation for Veterans. In an effort...

MulteFire Alliance hones focus on industrial IoT with new members

Samsung, InterDigital, American Tower, H3C join MulteFire Alliance The MulteFire Alliance, which released its 1.0 specification earlier this year, is focusing efforts on its 1.1 specification to speak directly to how the LTE technology, which is deployed in unlicensed or shared spectrum, can be leveraged...

American Tower beats estimates; revenue, income, EBITDA all up in Q1

American Tower, which has more than 147,000 communications sites--including towers, distributed antenna systems, rooftops, colocation facilities and other infrastructure sites--in 15 countries on five continents, reported strong first quarter financial results this week, beating estimates and showing growth on key metrics. Earnings highlights include a...

#TBT: AT&T fined for waste disposal; T-Mobile expands LTE, speed clarity … this week in 2014

AT&T was slapped with a $23.8M fine tied to illegal disposal of hazardous waste, while T-Mobile expanded “wideband” LTE reach … 2 years ago this week. Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to...

The role of neutral host DAS in commercial real estate

Learn how Simon Property Group and American Tower work together on DAS for in-building wireless As the fourth largest city in the country with a base population of 2.1 million people, along with attracting significant business and leisure travel, Houston, Texas, has a well-developed heterogeneous...

SpiderCloud preps multi-operator small cells

Dual-mode solution can support multiple operators, but not until mobile devices support CBRS As the debate intensifies over whether and how carriers should implement LTE in the 5 GHz spectrum band, a leading developer of indoor small cells is launching a less-contentious solution. SpiderCloud Wireless...

Tower companies take spending slowdown in stride

Analysts see limited impact, executives say investment continues With interest rates expected to rise and the next round of carrier network upgrades not expected for more than a year, some might say this is not the best time to invest in the tower sector. Others...

Analyst: Carriers and tower companies in a 'game of chicken'

The conversation at the Wireless Infrastructure Show gave a positive outlook for the tower industry in 2017, despite huge industry emphasis on small cells A well-attended panel discussion involving tower company executives highlighted the Wireless Infrastructure Association's annual trade show and gave a glimmer of...

View from the top: tower company execs share insight

Executives share outlook for carrier spending, fiber and small cells DALLAS – Top executives from American Tower, Crown Castle, SBA Communications, Vertical Bridge and InSite Wireless shared industry insights this week with WIA President Jonathan Adelstein and an attentive audience at the Wireless Infrastructure Show. Carrier...

PCIA preview: 5 industry trends to watch

Emerging technologies, the capital markets, workforce issues, public safety, changing business relationships and merger activity will all be on the agenda next week at PCIA’s Wireless Infrastructure Show. Ahead of the wireless infrastructure industry’s annual spring show, RCR Wireless News takes a brief look...

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