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American Tower CEO sees 5G densification and edge deployment driving growth

January 12, 2023

American Tower Corporation controls around 223,000 communications sites around the world, and has enjoyed steady growth as operators deploy and scale 5G infrastructure. Speaking earlier this month at the Citi 2023 Communications, Media and Entertainment Conference, President and CEO Tom Bartlett said he sees network densification and the deployment of edge computing infrastructure as growth drivers in the coming years.

Speaking to Citi’s Mike Rollins, Bartlett noted that carriers following a multi-band approach to 5G deployment—T-Mobile US with its 600 MHz and 2.5 GHz portfolio, for instance—means adding more infrastructure to more sites is underway. “And the use cases for 5G haven’t really yet been developed.”

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