Inside the 5G small cell opportunity: Big & messy

This article discussed the opposing viewpoints of Crown Castle and American Tower on small cell installation. "We are excited about the significant investments we are making to build new fiber assets as we pursue this expanding small cell opportunity," said Crown’s Jay Brown on the company’s recent earnings call. Brown boasted that the company's 70,000 route miles of fiber are helping to power a small cell business that is on track to grow from 7,500 in 2018 to 15,000 in 2019.

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How New York City will make 5G accessible and affordable

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