MobiledgeX public mobile edge network goes live with Deutsche Telekom

MobiledgeX, an edge computing company founded by Deutsche Telekom, completed "what it calls the first public mobile edge network with DT in Germany." The article noted that building a similar edge network in the U.S. is more complicated because unlike European counterparts, most U.S. operators don’t own towers. Rather, companies like Crown Castle do, and Crown Castle is also a minority investor in Vapor IO, which launched the Kinetic Edge Alliance last week and is "developing an edge network of micro-data centers at the base of cell towers (and other locations) across the U.S."

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Hollister signs cell tower lease

The Hollister City Council approved a lease agreement with Crown Castle, which Development Services Director Bryan Swanson called an “exciting item and a long time coming.” Swanson highlighted that the lease is for 50 years, meaning, “Crown Castle is paying us $1...

Crown Castle seeks FCC intervention in pole attachment beef

Insider Towers reported on Crown Castle’s complaint with the FCC against Illinois’ ComEd, saying “the utility denied it access to poles.” The article specified that at issue are “red tagged” poles that ComEd asserts Crown Castle replace or reinf...

City approves high-speed internet agreement

Several local outlets around the Santa Clairta, CA area reported on the City Council’s decision to award a contact to Crown Castle Fiber for more than $217K for the city to lease two dark fiber strands from its network. Nancy Starczyk, Chair of the Board of the SCV Chamber o...

Crown Castle: Cornering synergy combos

Mark Lutkowitz published an article in FibeReality about Crown Castle’s corporate strategy to become a full-service provider. The article highlighted that Crown Castle has distinguished itself from other tower companies, particularly through the “sheer breadth of its f...

Crown Castle says Illinois telecom flouting FCC’s pole regs

Crown Castle has accused Commonwealth Edison of breaking FCC rules by charging excessive pole attachment fees and denying the company access to hundreds of poles. The article is behind a paywall, but it does not that in one of two compalints posted last Thursday, Crown Castle Fibe...

Selling transport to small cell sites

CCG Consulting’s blog POTs and PANs published an article analyzing companies’ pursuit of small cell sites. The article noted that companies "keep reading about the real-estate grab in major cities where a number of companies are competing to build small cell enclosures...

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