The 5G revolution is almost upon us. In a huge leap toward making all cord-cutters dreams come true AT&T is making good on its promise of 5G by the end of 2018. In preparation of this nationwide rollout, the mass media communications company has announced a partnership with CitySwitch to increase the number of cellphone towers.
Rob Raville, President and CEO at CitySwitch spoke about the collaboration,
“With AT&T’s nationwide FirstNet build project underway and 5G on the horizon, it’s important AT&T addresses its network real estate needs in new and thoughtful ways. We are pleased to play an important role in this now and for many years to come.”
As Executive Vice President of Global Connections and Supply Chain at AT&T, Susan Johnson stated,
“Working with CitySwitch means more alternatives to the traditional tower leasing model still followed by many. The traditional model isn’t cost-effective or sustainable. This deal is another step in continuing to diversify our suppliers based on site needs, increasing competition in the provision of tower space and exploring new avenues to cut costs.”
AT&T further elaborated on their 5G vision through a prepared statement,
“This agreement aligns with AT&T’s commitment to provide customers with better speed, reliability and overall performance. Our macro site build work is also part of our overall plan to deploy mobile 5G and keep up with increasing mobile data usage demand. Mobile data traffic on AT&T’s national wireless network increased more than 360,000% from 2007-2017.”
As soon as more develops, we will be sure to share.