AT&T and Verizon have partnered with a 3rd firm to construct tons of of cell towers, Verizon introduced at this time. The third firm, Tillman Infrastructure, is a personal firm that makes and owns towers, and it’ll assemble the towers to swimsuit AT&T and Verizon.
The brand new towers are going to be added in places in want of extra protection. AT&T and Verizon might also relocate gear from present towers to serve these new ones.
It’s notable that the 2 service giants selected Tillman Infrastructure, a comparatively small firm primarily based in New York, as a substitute of any of the highest three cell tower firms within the US: American Tower, Crown Fort, or SBA Communications. Executives from each carriers indicated that the choice to go together with an business underdog was purposeful.
Verizon’s chief community officer Nicola Palmer mentioned these new partnerships would enhance buyer expertise and in addition assist minimize prices. “It’s crucial to cut back working prices,” Palmer mentioned. AT&T’s SVP of worldwide provide chain echoed that sentiment, saying, “We’d like extra alternate options to the normal tower leasing mannequin with the massive incumbents. It’s not cost-effective or sustainable.”
Building on the primary towers will start early subsequent 12 months, and the towers will go stay quickly after they’re constructed.