Case Study Depicts Small Cells on the Streets

An infrastructure firm releases a report showing small cell technology and describing how small cells can support neighborhood revival based on their use in Baltimore City.

Crown Castle is an infrastructure provider for small cell technology offered by wireless technology companies, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon. Baltimore City is ahead of other jurisdictions in Maryland implementing small cell technology.

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A small cell installed in Baltimore City, as portrayed in the case study released by Crown Castle.

As described in a recent report by Crown Castle on the Baltimore City experience with small cells, Crown sought to improve coverage and wireless connectivity in theCity:

The economic heartbeat of Maryland, Baltimore is quickly becoming known as a tourist destination that has largely shifted to a new age economy focused on service-oriented industries, such as education, retail, and entertainment. This has caused demand for mobile data to grow exponentially in Baltimore—making faster, more reliable wireless connectivity an essential utility for the city. Crown Castle was brought in to find an infrastructure solution that would bring much-needed coverage and capacity improvements to Baltimore’s wireless ecosystem.

For more information, see the Baltimore_Case Study from Crown Castle and join MACo’s Summer Conference session on small cells:

Title: Surf’s Up! Small Cell Tsunami

Description: The hanging of small cells on new and existing poles affects a range of issues, including business development, rural connectivity, and health concerns. Several counties have already dipped a toe in the water, negotiating directly with providers on zoning and licensing. Hear about 5G technology and what it could mean for Maryland, learn more about the necessary county role, and see a small cell up close at this educational session.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference: