Crown Castle International of Houston and T-Mobile US of Bellevue, Washington, have signed a 12-year agreement to support the continued build-out of T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G wireless communications network with increased access to Crown Castle’s towers and small cell locations, according to Crown Castle. The company said the agreement enables T-Mobile to further expand and deepen the reach of its 5G network to serve U.S. consumers while also achieving financial synergies following its T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint. According to Crown Castle, the agreement also helps it generate long-term tower and small cell revenue growth.
“T-Mobile’s expanded alliance with long-term partner Crown Castle will fuel acceleration of our nationwide network build and provide synergies that we can further invest into that build – all in support of our Un-carrier mission to truly deliver 5G for all,” said Neville Ray, president of Technology at T-Mobile. “This agreement is another integral piece of T-Mobile’s ongoing efforts to rapidly expand what is already America’s largest 5G network. We won’t stop focusing on reaching even more customers and delivering fast 5G speeds to more people, every day and into the future.”
With the agreement, Crown Castle would be building on its strategic relationship with T-Mobile as it works with it to continue to deploy its next-generation 5G network, according to Jay Brown, Crown Castle’s CEO.
“T-Mobile and Crown Castle are ideal partners for this next phase as wireless network architecture continues to densify,” Brown said. “We believe T-Mobile’s significant long-term commitment to utilize our comprehensive infrastructure consisting of towers, small cells and fiber will enable our collective teams to quickly meet future network demands.”
According to Crown Castle, T-Mobile is the leader in 5G with the country’s largest, fastest and most reliable 5G network, including nationwide Ultra Capacity 5G that delivers fast speeds to more people than any other provider.
Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and about 80,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions in large U.S. markets, according to the company. Crown Castle said its portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service, bringing information, ideas and innovations to people and businesses that need them.