New Hope, PA – April 11, 2014 – M2M Spectrum Networks has selected Crown Castle for leasing of towers and full site development services across the US for their machine-to-machine communications network. Rolled out in phases starting in the second quarter of 2014, M2M and its partners aim to provide coverage to 75% of the US population by the end of 2015, and 95% coverage by the end of 2016.
“We are very pleased to have selected Crown Castle, the country’s largest independent owner and operator of shared wireless infrastructure, for our long term tower lease agreements,” said Barclay Knapp, Chief Executive Officer for M2M Spectrum Networks. “Due to Crown Castle’s nationwide presence and full turnkey services division, we felt they were also the right company to provide our site deployment services – including site acquisition, engineering, zoning and permitting, and construction on all of their Crown leased site locations,” added Knapp.
“We have no doubt that our alliance with a recognized leader of the wireless market such as Crown Castle International will accelerate our network rollout across the United States,” commented Knapp.
“The machine-to-machine communications market is rapidly expanding and we are excited to assist M2M Spectrum Networks with their network deployment,” stated Ben Moreland, Chief Executive Officer of Crown Castle. “As the country’s largest independent owner and operator of shared wireless infrastructure, we are well positioned to provide M2M Spectrum Networks with access to our well-located towers and full turnkey services, and we look forward to assisting M2M Spectrum Networks in building a new nationwide wireless network that will expand wireless access to technology and information that has become an essential part of our everyday lives.”
About Crown Castle
Crown Castle owns, operates and leases towers and other infrastructure for wireless communications. Crown Castle offers significant wireless communications coverage to all of the top 100 US markets and to substantially all of the Australian population. Crown Castle owns, operates and manages approximately 40,000 and approximately 1,700 wireless communication sites in the US and Australia, respectively. Crown Castle International is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CCI. For more information, please visit www.crowncastle.com.
About M2M Spectrum Networks, LLC
M2M Spectrum Networks, LLC was founded for the purpose of building and operating the first licensed, nationwide wireless network dedicated to the rapidly emerging Machine-to-Machine industry. M2M SN, through its hardware and software vendors, is developing a wide-area, ubiquitous coverage, data radio system based on licensed spectrum and proprietary technology; purpose-built and dedicated solely to M2M applications for the long-term. M2M Spectrum Networks has locations in Phoenix, Arizona, New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, please visit www.staging.iotacommunications.com.