Wireless industry remains immune to 'Covid effect'

Fierce Wireless published an article detailing COVID-19’s effect on the wireless industry, specifically those in the small cell and in-building businesses. The article notes Crown Castle did not make any significant small cell deals in the second quarter, adding that this is not unusual for the nature of the business. CEO Jay Brown states: “We don’t view this as a change in the business. We think it’s reflective of natural timing and the ebb and flow we will see over time.”

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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...

Crown Castle - king of cell towers

Yahoo! Finance published an article about Crown Castle’s current stance in the market. The article described Crown Castle as the "king of the small cell area," and noted that "small cells are crucial infrastructure for delivering service to a wider area and allowing more use...

Wildwood OKs wireless right-of-way

In compliance with the FCC’s "Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order," Wildwood commissioners passed an ordinance that provides right-of-way agreements with Crown Castle, Mobilitie and New Cingular Wireless. The federal declaration "provides local governments guidance...

4G dials up small cells — finally!

Andrea Goldsmith, a Stanford professor and wireless expert who advises Crown Castle, said that in the U.S., the company is “rolling out lots of small cells; we are finally starting to see them gain traction.” Meanwhile, in London, small cell base stations are gaining t...

Technicians to actually install 5G in short supply

Light Reading published an article on the workforce shortage when it comes to technicians to actually install 5G networks. The article noted that the issue stems past the wireless industry and is also impacting the fiber side, noting “companies ranging from Crown Castle to V...

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