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Crown Castle aims to double small cell deployments in 2023: CEO

Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 85,000 route miles of fiber Crown Castle expects to double the rate of small cell deployments next year compared to the 5,000 nodes the firm expect to put on air this...

Crown Castle secured commitments for 50,000 new small cells in 2021: CEO

Crown Castle secured commitments for over 50,000 new small cell nodes during the last twelve months, which equates to approximately 70% of the total small cells the booked in its history prior to 2021, the company’s CEO Jay Brown said in a release. “As a...

Crown Castle aims to put on air 5,000 small cells this year: CFO

Crown Castle International expects to put 5,000 small cells on air in 2022, a similar level compared to the previous year, the company’s CFO Daniel Schlanger recently said at Citi's AppsEconomy Virtual Conference. The executive noted that the company expects the firm will be able...

T-Mobile US inks deal with Crown Castle to expand 5G infrastructure

T-Mobile US and Crown Castle International have signed a new 12-year agreement to support the continued build-out of T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network with increased access to Crown Castle's towers and small cell locations. Under the terms of the agreement, T-Mobile US will further expand the...

‘Without innovation, we can’t keep pace with data demands’: Crown Castle Q&A

As data traffic and demand continues to surge, mobile network operators are prioritizing network densification, which will increase the capacity of their networks, helping them deliver the consistent, reliable and speedy service that 5G has promised. Densification will involve new deployments and upgrades at the...

Navigating the wave of fiber funding: What happens next?

While the proposed $1 trillion infrastructure bill has not yet officially been passed, industry policy experts are expecting that at some point, it will make it through the legislature and be signed by the president. But what does that look like, and what happens...

Crown Castle CEO: 5G deployments have driven historic level of tower activity

Crown Castle is experiencing the highest level of tower activity in the company’s history due to 5G deployments in the U.S., the company’s CEO Jay Brown said during a conference call with investors. “We continue to generate significant growth in cash flows and dividends from...

Crown Castle ends Q1 with 40,000 towers: CEO

Crown Castle finished the first quarter of 2021 with 40,000 towers and approximately 80,000 small cells on-air or committed in backlog as well as 80,000 route miles of fiber concentrated in the top U.S. markets, the company’s CEO Jay Brown said during a conference...

Verizon signs deals with Crown Castle, SBA to accelerate deployment of C-Band equipment

To make the most of the $45.45 billion worth of C-Band spectrum that it recently acquired, Verizon has signed deals with Crown Castle and SBA Communications to accelerate the deployment of C-band equipment. Because C-Band spectrum requires new network equipment to be placed on existing towers, Verizon...

Dish, American Tower ink lease agreement for up to 20,000 sites

American Tower and Dish Network Corporation have signed a master lease agreement through which the latter company may lease space on up to 20,000 American Tower communications sites. Through the deal, Dish will secure access to American Tower’s U.S. portfolio of communications sites as it...

Dish inks seven new tower deals to boost its nationwide 5G effort

Dish has signed seven new tower deals to boost its nationwide 5G network infrastructure, the operator said in a release. Dish, which is in the process of constructing a cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G wireless network, secured new tower agreements with Harmoni Towers, Mobilite, Parallel Infrastructure,...

Crown Castle ends 2020 with 50,000 active small cells: CEO

Crown Castle finished 2020 with approximately 50,000 small cells on air, and has increased its backlog of small cells committed or under construction to approximately 30,000, the company’s CEO Jay Brown said during a conference call with investors. In the call, the executive also highlighted...

Dish inks infrastructure deal with Crown Castle

Dish Networks has signed its first public infrastructure deal for its future 5G network, putting in place a multi-year anchor tenant agreement with Crown Castle to lease space on up to 20,000 communications towers across the U.S. The agreement also covers fiber backhaul and...

The Sunday Brief: Fiber always wins (until it doesn’t)–2020 edition

Hazy, hot and humid July greetings from Lake Norman, NC where we recently social distanced with an evening swim/ float.  This week, we will be revisiting the fiber thesis developed a year ago (Sunday Brief here and Deeper Brief here).  We have been very bullish on fiber...

FCC’s ‘big news’ around tower co-location provides network predictability, cost savings

WIA CEO: 'towers are as just important for 5G as anything else' While moderating a panel at this year’s Connect(X) virtual conference event, WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein remarked that in a world consumed with 5G, it’s important to remember that towers are just...

Small cell market spotlight: New York City

ZenFi CEO estimated that New York City most likely has around 10,000 small cells In January of this year, New York City regulators authorized a number of infrastructure providers to install small cell equipment on traffic and streetlights, bus shelters, public toilets and information kiosks...

Edge computing and CBRS: The sum is more valuable than the parts

Simplicity is key in delivering enterprise private network solutions According to a virtual panel hosted during the Wireless Infrastructure Association's ConnectX event, enterprises are eager to leverage shared access to Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum and computing infrastructure to solve near-term problems and set the...

Crown Castle to deploy 10,000 small cell nodes this year: CEO

  Crown Castle expects to deploy approximately 10,000 small cell nodes in 2020, the company's CEO Jay Brown said during a conference call with investors. “2019 was a terrific year, as we've successfully deployed approximately 10,000 small cell nodes,  making it the highest year of production...

Turning Buzz into Resounding Success With Jay Brown

Listed to the podcast here Culture, Diversity, and Workforce Development. They sound like corporate buzz-speak. And it’s true that some companies only pay them lip service. But for the workplaces that understand, embrace, and implement them, they form the foundation of a strong, stable, and...

Crown Castle CEO sees growing opportunities with 5G in the US

  Crown Castle expects 5G technology to represent a growth opportunity for the company next year, the company’s CEO Jay Brown said during a conference call with investors. “We expect the elevated level of tower leasing to continue into next year. As 5G becomes a reality...

Crown Castle surges in Q2 as carriers upgrade from LTE to 5G

Small cell construction a priority for Crown Castle Network infrastructure provider Crown Castle released its second quarter results at the end of last week. After a strong quarter, the company, which leases out more than 40,000 cell towers and other network infrastructure to carriers like...

Crown Castle has 20,000 small cell nodes in 2020 pipeline: CEO

  The firm aims to deploy between 10,000 and 15,000 small cells this year Crown Castle expects to deploy approximately 20,000 small cell nodes in 2020 and beyond, CEO Jay Brown said during a conference call with investors. The executive also confirmed that the company aims to...

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...

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