Crown Castle has 20,000 small cell nodes in 2020 pipeline: CEO

During a conference call with investors, Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown said the firm aims to deploy between 10,000 and 15,000 small cells this year, and approximately 20,000 small cell nodes in 2020 and beyond. "Since it typically takes about 18 to 24 months for contracted nodes to be put on-air and start generating revenue, we have a line of sight into meaningful small cell revenue growth beyond 2019," the executive said. "I see a long runway of growth in front of Crown Castle as our customers continue to invest heavily in their 4G networks to keep pace with data demand growth from existing technologies, while the deployment of 5G is just getting started," Brown added.

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