Interested in more antenna revenue? Cell data growth is exploding. According to CISCO Canada can expect annual growth of 42% to 2020. Carriers are scrambling to install more capacity. and sites.
The providers such as: Rogers, Telus, Bell, Freedom and Eastlink are investing substantial time and money to expand. The providers look for certain factors when evaluating properties. They include:
- Distance to Adjacent Towers/Antennas: The chances of obtaining a cell site depend on the location of sites in relation to pre-existing antennas of a certain provider in that area. The providers typically look to use sites that have already been established.
- Dense Population or High Traffic Counts: Population density plays a large factor in determining the number of sites in a given area. For example, urban areas and high traffic zones are key places for providers to set up additional sites to handle the increased usage and demand.
- Zoning: Many jurisdictions (municipal, provincial) have zoning ordinances that allow communication towers. If a property is an industrial parcel surrounded by residential, the likelihood that a wireless carrier could use your property increases.
There are many exciting opportunities for property owners with cell sites.
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