Crown Castle surges in Q2 as carriers upgrade from LTE to 5G

RCR Wireless News published an article about Crown Castle’s Q2 earnings, which included quotes from Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown, who called the quarter "terrific" and credited the strong growth to the demand for towers, small cells and fiber assets related to 4G and 5G activity. Brown continued, "I would suspect we’ll see significant amendment activity at sites where [carriers]go out and deploy additional antennas and lines and amend their existing equipment to make it 5G-ready."

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Things are getting desperate in the 5G small cell sector

Light Reading’s Mike Dano reported on the 5G small cell sector, noting that Crown Castle blamed "red tape" for its deployment of fewer small cells than expected this year. The article quoted Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown, who stated, "The significant increase in the volume of s...

How will Dish’s new 5G network build impact towers?

In light of Dish’s commitment to enter the wireless market as a new facilities-based fourth national carrier, its planned 5G network "is a positive for tower companies…" MoffettNathanson Senior Analyst Craig Moffett said that Crown Castle "could see an incremental ben...

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County Planning Commission proposes buffer between new 5G sites, schools, hospitals

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5G May Drive Carriers to Share Networks – Like It or Not

Light Reading report that, as the global wireless industry enters the first stages of commercial 5G, US operators will increasingly move toward a shared deployment model. "Such sharing will likely extend into the small cell arena, given that companies like Crown Castle are betting...

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