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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Taneytown officials consider limits on installation of small cell wireless technology

The Taneytown, MD Mayor and City Council discussed an ordinance “that would place limits on the implementation of small cell wireless apparatuses erected on public grounds in the city.” The ordinance “would establish a framework for aesthetic criteria that a smal...

5G’s deployment’s downside? Dip in small cell spend

AGL Media Group reported that there may be other factors affecting small cell rollout, such as regulatory uncertainty surrounding the FCC small cell order. Crown Castle’s Scott Longhurst was quoted stating “we are in a strange 90-day window. Even though the small cell ...

5G’s potential, and why businesses should start preparing for it

Omar Abbosh, group chief executive of Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology operating group, and Larry Downes, Senior Fellow with Accenture Research, published an article in Harvard Business Review highlighting the findings of a new Accenture survey of nearly 2,...

Bel Air commissioners considering 'small cell' wireless legislation

The town of Bel Air is developing four pieces of legislation, including Ordinance 789-19 and three resolutions that apply to regulating the placement of small cell technology. Town Planning Director Kevin Small said “it’s the intention of the town to allow our citizens...

State small cell bill meets opposition

Maryland’s HB 654 has been critiqued by opponents that say it “would supersede local ordinances and regulations, limiting local government authority over the installation of small cell equipment and poles in the public ROWs.” From an industry standpoint, Crown Ca...

Contra Costa County approves controversial 5G small-cell antennas despite protests

Despite resistance from Contra Costa residents, Verizon Wireless will be allowed to install small-cell antennas and equipment in five public right-of-way spots around unincorporated Walnut Creek and Alamo. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted on this Tuesday after li...

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