AT&T and Crown Castle sign new deal for US market


By Jonathan Nally
Thursday, 12 April, 2018


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AT&T and Crown Castle have signed an agreement simplifying and expanding their long-term leasing deal for wireless network infrastructure in the United States.

Under the new agreement, leasing management and operations are streamlined to improve the efficiency and flexibility under which AT&T can deploy new technologies and increase network capacity.

AT&T said the changes will enable it to speed up the deployment of 5G technologies and the execution of its FirstNet build.

“This agreement marks a significant milestone in our relationship with Crown Castle,” said Susan Johnson, executive vice president, Global Connections and Supply Chain, AT&T.

“It establishes a market-based framework and simplifies the lease management and administration process. This will allow us to streamline network projects to better serve our customers.”

In addition to macro sites, the new agreement covers small cell deployments.

“We are pleased to expand our longstanding strategic relationship with AT&T,” said Mike Kavanagh, chief commercial officer, Crown Castle.

“We look forward to continuing to support AT&T’s growth by providing our infrastructure assets to meet their network needs for years to come.”

Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 95,000 route kilometres of fibre supporting small cells and fibre solutions across the US market.

Image courtesy Crown Castle.

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