Zayo has begun deploying small cell sites in Indianapolis for a large wireless operator, a win that illustrates the service provider's aggressive movement into this growing space is paying off.
The service provider has brought some of the first sites on-air with over 100 additional site installations currently in progress and expected to be completed by the middle of next year.
Having continually built out fiber-based networks throughout the United States, which are used by large wireless operators for fiber-based backhaul, the service provider also offers turnkey small cell solutions including site acquisition, node development and installation and fiber backhaul.
While the small cell concept is arguably still nascent, Zayo said it has been gaining traction in the small cell space across the U.S. with installations in progress in 12 markets, including Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; Minneapolis; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Phoenix; Portland; Las Vegas; San Francisco Bay Area; Houston; Baltimore; Nashville, Tenn.; and Chicago.
"We've built relationships with municipalities in the area and continue to build mutually beneficial relationships with additional municipalities across the country," said Jacob Fuller, senior director of small cell at Zayo, in a release.
In May, Zayo began expanding its small cell reach into eight of these markets, which are also expected to be completed throughout 2015.
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