In a general session at yesterday’s Wireless Infrastructure Show entitled “The Giants of Vertical Real Estate,” the panel’s general consensus was that the outlook for the future is good and getting better. The five-man panel consisted of Steven Marshall, Executive VP and President, U.S. Tower Division, American Tower, Jay Brown, President and CEO of Crown Castle, Jeffrey Stoops, President and CEO of SBA, Alexander Gellman, CEO of Vertical Bridge and David Weisman, President and CEO of InSite Wireless Group.
The session, moderated by WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein responded to a short-answer, rapid-fire series of topics on the FCC Auction, 5G, FirstNet, Small Cells, Smart Cities. “On our worst day we have good growth,” said Crown’s Jay Brown, drawing nods and smiles from the group. New innovations, FCC deregulation and programs all seemed to point to positive growth for the tower industry, its upper tier being no exception.