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AT&T strikes tower deal with Crown Castle

US operator AT&T is to sell approximately 600 of its wireless towers to independent infrastructure management firm Crown Castle, and lease the rights to another 9,100 towers, for a combined up-front payment of $4.85bn. AT&T will lease capacity back from Crown Castle, for a minimum of ten years, for $1,900 per month per site, with annual rent increases of two per cent.

US mobile TV platform gets dumped

US-based network infrastructure firm Crown Castle has offloaded Modeo, its DVB-H mobile TV venture in New York City. The firm, which owns and operates radio towers in the US and Australia, said that it has entered into a lease of its US nationwide 1670 – 1675MHz spectrum. The Spectrum will be leased to a venture […]

DVB-H goes into beta in US

Radio tower company Crown Castle International switched on its beta mobile TV service based on the DVB-H platform on Monday. The service, operated by subsidiary Modeo, is a commercial quality mobile TV offering in New York City. The beta service includes live video content from network programmers Fox News, Discovery Channel and others, as well […]

Crown Castle scoops up Global Signal

Communications tower and infrastructure firm Crown Castle International said Friday it has agreed to buy rival Global Signal in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $5.8bn (£3bn). The transaction will result in Crown Castle owning over 24,000 wireless sites around the US. The merger is expected to generate cost synergies of between $12m […]

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