New business models and new opportunities for towercos
What parameters define towercos’ appetite for innovation? And what specific diversification opportunities are they exploring?
How do towercos think about innovation? Into which categories of communications infrastructure are they diversifying? While the source for this report was a panel session and roundtables at the TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2019, the insights are applicable worldwide, as all towercos are ordering from the same menu of innovation. For starters, they’d like some non-traditional tenants on their existing towers, plenty of fibre with perhaps a side of small cells for the entree, edge data centres as the icing on the cake.
This commentary is drawn both from a panel session focusing on new business models for tower companies, held at the 6th annual TowerXchange Meetup Americas (July 9-10, 2019), and also from a round table breakout on a similar topic.