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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