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American Tower Corp AMT

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Reliance on Edge Computing Will Develop Slowly; Opportunity Modest for Infrastructure Providers

Matthew Dolgin, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Matthew Dolgin, CFA |

The potential of edge computing has caused excitement across multiple industries. We believe edge computing is relevant and real, but we don't believe it will upend historical network architectures or completely change the landscape for communications infrastructure businesses--towers, data centers, and network carriers.

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American Tower owns and operates more than 180,000 cell towers throughout the U.S., Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. It leases space on its towers to wireless service providers, which install equipment on the towers to support their wireless networks. The company has a very concentrated customer base, with most revenue in each market being generated by just the top few mobile carriers. The company operates more than 40,000 towers in the U.S., which accounted for more than half of its total revenue in 2020. Outside the U.S., American Tower’s greatest presence is in India and Brazil, where it operates roughly 75,000 and 19,000 towers, respectively. American Tower operates as a real estate investment trust.

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116 Huntington Avenue, 11th Floor
Boston, MA, 02116
T +1 617 375-7500
Sector Real Estate
Industry REIT - Specialty
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Hard Assets
Employees 5,618

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