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 — fake mailboxes on downtown sidewalks — and his requirement that the equipment be placed in pole-mounted shrouds.”

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The 5G story: How to profit from the technological evolution

Although the 5G business is not expected to have much of an impact or become truly profitable until 2021, Crown Castle “is on the front lines of infrastructure development, and has promising growth prospects as the wireless carriers, like Verizon, look for fiber-fed small ce...

NAB ushers in the new TV ecosystem

At the NAB 2019 conference, Crown Castle VP Chris Levendos forecasted that a wide rollout of 5G is still three to five years away, but emphasized that the technology does offer the promise of higher bandwidth and lower latency, meaning the ability to handle more data, and faster b...

5G infrastructure: an investment in public safety

Scott Dunaway, the spokesman for the Texas 5G Alliance, published an op-ed in Tech Titans advocating for the use of 5G infrastructure to find better ways to “use mobile technology to improve the safety of residents during an emergency,” which he argued should be a top ...

Florida companies building 5G infrastructure are ramping up hiring

While certain parts of Florida have begun to see preparation for 5G, like Jacksonville and Panama City, other areas like southern Florida have yet to receive a time table from carriers. Gartner senior principal analyst Bill Menezes “expects little geographic scale for commer...

Meeting customer demand for in-building mobile connectivity

Smart Cities Dive reported on meeting customer demand for in-building mobile connectivity, where it named Crown Castle a “neutral host.” A neutral host is a company that sells IBW as a managed service to the building owner or enterprise. “Companies like ATC, Boin...

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...

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