Posts tagged with: wireless towers

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...

Low latency helps fuel bigger 5G opportunity: American Tower CEO

American Tower President and CEO Tom Bartlett anticipates 5G will be around for at least the next decade, providing a bigger opportunity for the tower company than 4G – in part because of capabilities like low latency for new applications....

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...

U.S. counts more than 417K cell sites as of 2020

As carriers densify networks and build out 5G, the number of cell sites in the U.S. grew to 417,215 by the end of 2020, according to a survey from CTIA. CTIA, a wireless industry group representing carriers and others in the...

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...

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...

American Tower enters Dish mix, reaches lease deal for up to 20K sites

Dish Network has officially brought American Tower into the fold for its 5G network build, reaching a long-term lease agreement for up to 20,000 sites. With the Master Lease Agreement (MLA) announced Monday, Dish now has lease deals with all...

C-band positive for small cells too: Crown Castle

While initial deployments of C-band spectrum in the U.S. are largely expected to happen on macro tower sites, Crown Castle expects small cells to come into play eventually as well, in part because the higher frequency band has shorter signal...

American Tower: Neutral host most efficient for edge deployments

American Tower is pursuing edge opportunities with the view that a neutral host model, similar to towers for terrestrial wireless networks, is going to be the most efficient method for edge deployments. The company has performed trials and had conversations...
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