5G’s deployment’s downside? Dip in small cell spend

AGL Media Group reported that there may be other factors affecting small cell rollout, such as regulatory uncertainty surrounding the FCC small cell order. Crown Castle’s Scott Longhurst was quoted stating “we are in a strange 90-day window. Even though the small cell order was adopted Jan. 15, local jurisdictions have until April 15 to adopt their own aesthetics standards.”

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5G infrastructure: an investment in public safety

Scott Dunaway, the spokesman for the Texas 5G Alliance, published an op-ed in Tech Titans advocating for the use of 5G infrastructure to find better ways to “use mobile technology to improve the safety of residents during an emergency,” which he argued should be a top ...

Meeting customer demand for in-building mobile connectivity

Smart Cities Dive reported on meeting customer demand for in-building mobile connectivity, where it named Crown Castle a “neutral host.” A neutral host is a company that sells IBW as a managed service to the building owner or enterprise. “Companies like ATC, Boin...

5G is going to let even more devices go wireless, but cities are grappling with the roll out

5G is coming to Southern California, where Crown Castle is installing small cells on Long Beach’s street poles and other city-owned space. According to the California Street Light Association, Long Beach is getting upwards of $1,500 a pole in return, as well as use of the co...

Q&A: Samsung’s Behbehani talks video use cases for 5G

Crown Castle’s Christopher Levendos joined a panel to discuss the future of 5G technology and how it will disrupt media and broadcasting. Also in attendance was Taher Behbehani, senior vice president and general manager of mobile B2B at Samsung, who said “user experien...

Enhancing wireless technology

Crown Castle’s Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), published an op-ed in The Georgetowner noting, “Everyone is committed to installing equipment on poles that will blend into the environment to preserve...

Super-fast 5G may be live in Miami by Super Bowl

Commissioners in Audrey Edmonson’s Chairwoman’s Policy Council voted 4-0 last Tuesday to permit Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Crown Castle to attach 5G small cell antennas to county poles on public rights-of-way. If approved May 7, the companies will pay $150 yearly p...

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