City limits: the barriers to urban rollout
Observations and notes from dozens of European infrastructure experts
Throughout TowerXchange Meetup Europe there were several common threads of discussion which came up again and again. On the strategic side, the importance of convergence between adjacent verticals in fibre, edge computing and data centres was a hot topic of discussion. Operationally, the challenges of rolling out a huge number of urban points of presence was at the forefront of the discussion. Drawing together notes and observations from throughout the two day event, from panels to working groups and roundtables, this article addresses the main issues discussed, and draws out the solutions which the industry hopes will drive the proliferation of points of presence needed to support 5G rollout.