Things are getting desperate in the 5G small cell sector

Light Reading’s Mike Dano reported on the 5G small cell sector, noting that Crown Castle blamed "red tape" for its deployment of fewer small cells than expected this year. The article quoted Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown, who stated, "The significant increase in the volume of small cells being constructed is straining the response times from municipalities and utilities who are not complying with the FCC orders, resulting in longer construction timelines than we previously experienced. Due to the elongated construction timelines, we now expect to deploy approximately 10,000 small cells in 2019, which is at the low end of our prior expected range of 10,000 to 15,000."

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