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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5G Moto Mod gets FCC certification

The FCC has certified the 5G Moto Mod, suggesting that the attachment offering 5G capability could be on the market soon. Motorola announced in August the Moto Z3, a phone with magnetic backings that attach to Moto Mods, or modules. The mods, which were granted FCC approval on Fri...

Vapor IO forms alliance for full-service edge computing at its tower data centers

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City Council approves nine more small cell towers in residential communities

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Small Cell Forum partners CBRS Alliance to drive adoption of small cells in 3.5 GHz band

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Cleveland disputes AT&T’s claims that “a lack of urgency” is hindering 5G development, rebuts foot-dragging complaint

On Wednesday, Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration disputed AT&T’s contention that inaction by the city has thwarted the company’s efforts to invest millions into a 5G network in Cleveland. The city granted nearly all the permits AT&T requested for new fi...

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