In late 2012, T-Mobile announced it would sell 7,200 towers to Crown Castle. Those landowners who own the land upon which the 7,200 towers were built have since been receiving proposals from Crown Castle (as a successor to T-Mobile) to either extend or buy their lease. (Crown Castle now has the right to waive the consent to sell provision mentioned above). If you have received a proposal to extend the term of your lease or to purchase your lease, please contact us first.
|Rank by Subscriber||#|
|Technology||CDMA, WIMAX, LTE|
|Wi-Fi Offload||In February 2013, Sprint added a Wi-Fi calling feature on its Android phones, enabling subscribers use Wi-Fi hot spots instead of cellular data for voice calls.|
|Number of Sites||55,000|
|New Sites: 2016||Sprint is expected to add 200 new macrocells and an unknown number of mini-macro small cells.|
|Small Cells||There has been a lot of permitting and leasing requests, but very little actual construction that we have seen. This should ramp into 2017.|
|Tower Sales||In 2008, Sprint sold 3,300 (almost all) of its cell towers to TowerCo under a leaseback agreement. In 2005, Sprint subleased 6,000 towers to Global Signal (who was acquired by Crown Castle a year later)|
|Acquisitions||Nextel, Clearwire, Sprint affiliates|
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