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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Trump’s 5G plan is more than a gift to his base

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