Digital Colony’s appetite for metro fibre and small cells

Insights into valuation, growth, deployment costs and cash flows

Read this article to learn:

  • Guiding principles common to investment in towers, fibre and small cells, and how the costs and cash flows compare
  • The forecast proliferation of small cells – from high four digit counts in Europe and low six digits in the U.S. to 800,000 by 2026
  • Buy versus build: searching for value in metro fibre in tier 1 and tier 2 cities
  • The bill of material for fibre builds, and what is done in-house versus outsourced
  • Speed of small cell lease up, and the practicalities of sharing

This article continues a series of features profiling the thought-leaders at Digital Colony, business model innovators and pioneering investors in the convergence of towers, data centres, fibre and small cells. The series was initiated by Marc Ganzi’s “(Re)defining towercos” vision, followed by Raul Martynek’s guide to the history and future of data centres, and Steven…

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