Posts tagged with: network infrastructure

American Tower buys DataSite, adds two data centers for edge ambitions

American Tower has added two data centers to its portfolio, recently closing the acquisition of DataSite.  American Tower is now responsible for management and operations of DataSite facilities in Atlanta and Orlando – bringing its total data center tally to...

American Tower touts expanded European footprint

American Tower is focused on its expanded European presence, having closed most of its Telxius Towers acquisition from Telefónica in the second quarter. The U.S.-based tower company spent $8.8 billion to acquire more than 27,000 sites, including around 20,000 in Germany...

BAI eyes North American expansion with Mobilitie acquisition

BAI Communications is beefing up growth in North America, announcing plans to acquire U.S. neutral host provider Mobilitie. Mobilitie is the largest privately held neutral host infrastructure provider in the U.S., with a portfolio that includes networks at 220 venues,...

U.S. telcos flag ‘cascading impacts’ from chip shortages

A bevy of U.S. telecom groups warned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) an ongoing global semiconductor shortage could slow network deployments and impede their ability to fulfill key requirements associated with certain federal programs. Last month, the FCC put out...

Nokia bringing SAC Wireless site deployment services in-house

Nokia is making changes to how it handles mobile network sites in the U.S., bringing deployment services in-house instead of through its wholly-owned subsidiary SAC Wireless. SAC Wireless, acquired by Nokia in 2014, has worked alongside the vendor on “countless...

American Tower: Macro call right one for C-band

Given its deals with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, it’s no wonder the engineers at American Tower have spent a lot of time thinking about the propagation characteristics of C-band spectrum. The biggest wireless carriers accounted for about 96% of the...

Ericsson adds C-band, mmWave, 5G CBRS radios for U.S. indoor coverage

Ericsson hopes to help deliver 5G coverage indoors, announcing millimeter wave and mid-band 5G indoor radios for the U.S. market.  The Swedish vendor expects its millimeter wave small cell, the Ericsson Indoor AIR 1279, to be available in the third...

Ericsson targets simplified site upgrades with new radio unit

Ericsson this week introduced a new radio unit that has multi-band support across different technologies and promises capacity enhancements and cost savings. The vendor touted a bevy of benefits from the three-sector dual-band radio such as helping operators boost 5G...

American Tower sees early promise in billion-dollar edge compute opportunity

As American Tower readies for C-band deployments and the start of Dish Network’s 5G buildout, the tower company also is looking further ahead to mobile edge compute opportunities. “Scale deployment of a true mobile edge remains several years away, but...

Crown Castle sees 5G frenzy, raises outlook for 2021

There’s so much activity going on with the deployment of 5G in the U.S. that Crown Castle now expects 11% growth in adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) per share for the full-year 2021, which is above its long-term annual target...