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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Update: deployment of ‘small cells’ in Georgetown

Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) Historic Preservation & Zoning chair Elsa Santoyo published an op-ed regarding the need for small cells in Washington, D.C., noting CAG is a small cells activist. Santoyo mentioned the small cells being proposed by Verizon, AT&T, T-...

Aspen takes proactive measures to prevent cellular blight

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Residents protest approval of Verizon equipment

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Verizon CEO sees 5G rollout spurring new uses for wireless

Speaking with Maria Bartiromo from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said "new markets or ‘use cases’ for the company will emerge as 5G rolls out." Vestberg noted "there are so many people on smart phones, when they will have 5G ...

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