T-Mobile signs agreement with Crown Castle


T-Mobile has signed a new 12-year agreement with Crown Castle International Corp. This partnership will support the continuous build-out of T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network as it will give the Un-carrier “increased access” to the towers and small cell locations of Crown Castle. 

As a result of this partnership, T-Mobile will be able to further expand and deepen its 5G network reach. It will be able to serve more customers in the US. For its part, Crown Castle will get to benefit from the 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.”

“We’re excited to build on our long-standing strategic relationship with T-Mobile as we work closely with them to continue to deploy their next-generation 5G network,” stated Jay Brown, Crown Castle’s chief executive officer. “T-Mobile and Crown Castle are ideal partners for this next phase as wireless network architecture continues to densify. 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.”

You can read more about the partnership here


Source: T-Mobile


  • FatTony

    Potential acquisition candidate?

    • Trevnerdio

      Wonder why my comment was deleted…it was an article straight from Crown Castle outlining the original deal where T-Mobile sold them a ton of towers.

      Tl;dr: I doubt it. It’s cheaper short term for T-Mo to lease back towers from them.

      Christine, why was my comment deleted? It didn’t violate any ToU.

  • Glenn Gore

    Crown Castle owns two 480 foot towers in this county, but T-Mobile is not located on either of them while AT&T and Verizon both are. This lack of sites is the reason there are a couple of large holes in T-Mobile’s coverage around here, and are something they need to fix.

    • Sharti24

      Any sprint sites in the area? Whats your zip code?

      • Glenn Gore

        No Sprint sites in the western half of Oklahoma, they never built anything here. 73667 T-Mobile’s site spacing in this region is 15-20 miles, much too far for mid-band to ever be viable. They will have to build many more sites and locate equipment on towers where they currently do not have anything to correct these problems. They have plans to do this, recently announced, so I hope it comes to pass.

    • DuckDuckGoose

      They should be on those towers sooner than latter.

      • Glenn Gore

        Hopefully. This is the focus of T-Mobile’s new program that Neville Ray announced to expand and densify their coverage. The sheer number of sites that AT&T/Verizon have in comparison to T-Mobile means that if they launch mid-band on all of their sites, they will immediately have much better mid-band coverage than T-Mobile. But T-Mobile is going to work on this.

  • Sharti24

    Ok next on the list to sign new deals should be American towers, SBA Communications and eco-site/vertical bridge. Get to work t-mobile!

    • Glenn Gore

      There are dozens of completely unused SBA towers in Oklahoma, located in places where T-Mobile has horrible coverage, hopefully this new program will see them taking advantage of them. Since these SBA towers have been there for 10-15 years with no tenants on them, I wonder if SBA’s rates are simply too high and the carriers are avoiding them like the plague.

  • Pak T

    Can they stop using the Uncarrier tag now? It just no longer applies.

  • Mike

    I hope that means they’ll add coverage in North Idaho where between Newport, WA and Sandpoint, ID there is nothing. I drive up to towers to look and they’re leased towers by ATT or Verizon which means, come on Tmo, you could be on them too. At least that is what I ‘assume.’

  • T-Mobile and Crown Castle are ideal partners.