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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Survey says: 5G developments vary

McKinsey & Company’s survey of 46 chief technology officers who are directly engaged in 5G development plans around the world found that nearly 70 percent of all operators in the world will not be deploying 5G networks until at least 2020, and that 5G development will be...

Trump says he wants ‘5G, and even 6G’ wireless tech. But what is 6G?

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Three big tech trends for 2019

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Diversification seems the way forward

Crown Castle was cited as an example of asset class diversification in a Communications Today article, which discussed the high demand for "fiber-to-the-small-cell." "Crown Castle in the US has acquired many fibercos – including Lightower, FiberNet, and NextG – to prov...

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