The edge of tomorrow: WIG’s vision for future infrastructure
Embracing the opportunity to create infrastructure on the edge of the network
As traditional telecom architecture continues its evolution towards IT architecture, and network priorities shift towards the increased speeds and reduced latency required to meet 5G demands, towercos must also evolve and be ready to capture the infrastructure opportunities which will come with enabling this shift.
TowerXchange spoke to Scott Coates, CEO of Wireless Infrastructure Group, about his vision for independent wireless infrastructure at the network edge and how WIG is preparing for new opportunities both through building skill sets and new, collaborative relationships.
TowerXchange: How would you characterise the current telecom infrastructure market?
Scott Coates, CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Group:
What’s interesting is that when mobile networks first rolled out, towers were the primary infrastructure asset, but the independent wireless infrastructure or towerco sector didn’t exist, it came along later.