T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray reiterated the synergies it stands to gain due to its combination with Sprint, and that includes in the area of small cells.
“As we combine the two companies, both companies were building out small cells to supplement limited spectrum in certain areas, certain coverage hotspots and so on,” he said during a Wells Fargo event on Monday, according to a transcript provided by T-Mobile.
“And so we have – same as we do on the macro side right now, I have too many,” Ray said. “We’re in the 70,000-plus range on small cells. Some of them, not a huge volume, but some of them are in areas where clearly now either T-Mobile or Sprint has a tower base that makes the requirement for the small cell go away because of that macro strength and capacity I talked about.”
Indeed, Ray has emphasized the macro strength that T-Mobile enjoys and while small cells will be a “key part of the strategy,” it remains focused on whittling that number to 50,000, a number that Ray has cited in previous discussions.
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