Keyword: SBA Communications
Crown Castle could be poised to narrow the performance gap in coming years between itself and tower REIT peers, according to MoffettNathanson.
The deployment is significant because it’s one of the first live deployments over CBRS spectrum for an edge computing use case.
For 5G outside of dense urban areas, advanced MIMO antennas will be necessary to effectively offer 5G service in mid-band spectrum.
As Crown Castle reported third-quarter earnings, the tower company also disclosed a probe by the SEC related to its services business.
According to Moffett, tower tenancy levels are a main factor in the return on investment of tower companies.
With Dish’s commitment to enter the wireless market as a new facilities-based fourth national carrier, its planned 5G network build is a positive for tower companies, some analysts say, though perhaps not a major boon in the near term.
Edge computing company Packet announced that it has broken ground on its first Boston edge computing data center location.
Dish Network has inked agreements with network equipment vendor Ericsson and tower company SBA Communications for its wireless efforts.
Comments from the nation’s tower companies are key to discerning what the nation’s wireless carriers are doing with their networks in the runup to 5G.
Sprint, T-Mobile and the rest of the nation’s carriers are moving full steam ahead with their 4G and 5G network build-outs.