Posts in:June, 2014

New Cell Tower Leases – Cell Tower Companies are not the Bad Guys

Posted June 23, 2014 by admin

  Sometimes during a new cell tower lease consultation, the tower company ends up looking like the “bad guys”. Remember all it really wants is to build a new cell site or cell tower and have the best coverage in the area.   First let’s understand how the new cell tower location process works.   The tower company (American Tower, Crown Castle or SBA Communications) or the carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint) needs to increase coverage in the area and build out 20 new sites in that area.   It contracts the work to companies called “turf vendors”. Usually a turf vendor the first point of contact with land or building owners. These turf vendors then want you to Continue reading…

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Why Towers are the key to how we communicate

Posted June 18, 2014 by admin

The chart below illustrates why cell site growth will continue through 2020. Data needs to be mobile and delivered quickly; cell phone towers are the best way to do that. Data usage will grow at a by 50% each year over the next 5 years. AT&T is purchasing Direct TV for one major reason; they want to deliver content (think NFL Sunday Ticket) directly to mobile users. When this happens you will see this chart increase even further upwards. Bottom line is more data equals more cash to the carriers and the Big tower companies like American Tower, SBA Communications and Crown Castle. As a individual tower lease holder this could be a great opportunity to maximize the value of Continue reading…

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