Crown Castle has 20,000 small cell nodes in 2020 pipeline: CEO

Crown Castle expects to deploy approximately 20,000 small cell nodes in 2020 and beyond, CEO Jay Brown said during a conference call with investors.

The executive also confirmed that the company aims to deploy between 10,000 and 15,000 small cells this year. Last year, Crown Castle had put nearly 7,000 small cell nodes on air, Brown said…

Brown also highlighted that the company sees growing business opportunities in the 5G field as the U.S. market “will lead the way on 5G.”

The executive said that most of the activity in the small cells segment continues to be concentrated in the top 30 markets in the United States.