Infrastructure REITs Towering Over the 5G Economy

Forbes contributor Brad Thomas reported that, over the next decade, wireless applications powered by 5G technologies are expected to disrupt nearly every sector of the economy, requiring massive investments in communications infrastructure. For this reason, Thomas states, cell tower companies and data center-owned operators will be key beneficiaries of 5G-related spending. Thomas reports that cell towers and small cell technology will be the core of 5G, mentioning Crown Castle as "America’s largest operator of small-cell networks, with roughly 40,000 towers and 60,000 route miles of fiber across the U.S"

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Mt. Pleasant Council approves small cell antenna agreement

The Mt. Pleasant (PA) City Council approved a right-of-way use agreement detailing zoning and building permits for Crown Castle to install a small cell node in the borough. Deanna Istik, borough solicitor, stated that the agreement permits Crown Castle to install the planned pole ...

5 Ways To Invest In The 5G Future

Forbes reported that, in order for all connected devices to work harmoniously, 5G infrastructure must be built out. The article also describes 5G as an innovation that will enable many of the "hottest buzzwords," including artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, smart grid t...

Get to Know: Crown Castle

The Austin Chamber of Commerce published a "Get to Know" piece on Crown Castle, detailing the company’s large presence in Austin. "Crown Castle joined the Austin Chamber because it successfully brings together an engaged business community who share the same goal - to drive ...

Small cell contracts approved in Aspen

Last Tuesday, Aspen City Council approved a pair of small cell contracts stating that Crown Castle will act as the "neutral host developer" throughout the municipality. The agreement grants authorization for Crown Castle to use city property, in and out of the right of way, for th...

As cities battle feds over 5G rollout, tech leaders worry Seattle will lag behind in new wireless race

Geekwire reported on the concern that Seattle will fall behind in the race to 5G due to competing stakeholders and additional complex factors. However, the article positively mentions that the city is working to streamline its process for approving small cell installations, notabl...

That pine tree isn’t what you think. More cellphone towers are built in disguise.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on camouflaged large and small cell technology throughout the South Florida region, noting that the practice, known as stealthing or concealment, is likely to continue as demands for cellphone service and data continues to grow. The article ment...

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