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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5G is going to let even more devices go wireless, but cities are grappling with the roll out

5G is coming to Southern California, where Crown Castle is installing small cells on Long Beach’s street poles and other city-owned space. According to the California Street Light Association, Long Beach is getting upwards of $1,500 a pole in return, as well as use of the co...

Enhancing wireless technology

Crown Castle’s Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), published an op-ed in The Georgetowner noting, “Everyone is committed to installing equipment on poles that will blend into the environment to preserve...

Super-fast 5G may be live in Miami by Super Bowl

Commissioners in Audrey Edmonson’s Chairwoman’s Policy Council voted 4-0 last Tuesday to permit Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Crown Castle to attach 5G small cell antennas to county poles on public rights-of-way. If approved May 7, the companies will pay $150 yearly p...

5G can’t come soon enough for these stocks

There are three main players in the wireless tower space: $86-billion market value American Tower, $53-billion Crown Castle International—both structured as real-estate investment trusts, or REITs—and $23 billion SBA Communications (SBAC). Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer ...

Crown Castle won’t have to wait for new PG&E pole attachment terms, CPUC says

PG&E “wants a do-over on a utility pole access decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).” The CPUC “refused to delay execution of an arbitrated contract between PG&E and Crown Castle while commissioners decide what they’re going...

With pressure rising, city eyes overhaul of cell-antenna rules

City Manager Ed Shikada and Planning Director Jonathan Lait’s approved an application for Verizon to install seven nodes in the city. “Crown Castle, the company that is installing the equipment on Verizon's behalf, protested Lait's rejection of its proposed design &mda...

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