|美國..房地產投資信託(電信基礎建設 REIT)..American Tower Corporation (美股 AMT)
American Tower (NYSE: AMT) is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communications real estate.
Our global portfolio includes approximately 149,000 sites and is experiencing steady growth.
In addition to leasing space on towers, we provide customized collocation solutions through our in-building systems, outdoor distributed antenna systems and other right-of-way options, managed rooftops and services that speed network deployment.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, American Tower has offices across the United States and in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa and Uganda.
American Tower Corporation is a publicly held company, owner and operator of wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure in several countries.
American Tower is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and has local offices worldwide.
The company was formed in 1995 as a unit of American Radio Systems, and was spun off from that company in 1998 when that company merged with CBS Corporation.
Following the merger, American Tower began international expansion by establishing operations in Mexico in 1998 and Brazil in 1999.
The company is structured as a real estate investment trust.
In 2005, American Tower merged with SpectraSite Communications, Inc., expanding its global portfolio to over 22,000 owned communications sites including over 21,000 wireless towers, 400 broadcast towers and 100 in-building DAS (Distributed Antenna System) sites. The merger further established American Tower’s position as one of the largest tower owner and operators in North America.
Between 2007 and 2012, American Tower’s international growth continued with operations in India, Peru, Chile, Colombia, South Africa, Ghana and Uganda. In 2013, American Tower acquired its smaller rival Global Tower Partners for 4.8 billion. This acquisition added sites to their U.S. portfolio and added operations in Costa Rica and Panama.
Currently American Tower owns and operates over 100,000 sites in 13 countries.
Soon after American Tower was founded, the company began purchasing numerous AT&T Long Lines microwave telephone relay towers.
Upon acquisition of these sites from the now defunct AT&T Communications, Inc., American Tower began repurposing the towers for use as cell towers, and leasing antenna space to various American cell phone providers and private industries.
Then, most of the former AT&T Long Lines sites had their horn-reflector antennas removed, either by helicopter or by crane, to make room for more antennas. Since AT&T's Long Lines Program was decommissioned in the 1980s, and the company no longer had any use for the towers themselves, American Tower now owns most of these tower structures across the entire continental United States. The picture below depicts a former AT&T Long Lines microwave radio relay tower, now repurposed by American Tower Corporation.
American Tower Corporation (ATC) is a holding company.
The Company operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns, operates and develops multitenant communications real estate.
ATC's segments include U.S. property, Asia property, EMEA property, Latin America property, Services and Other. Its primary business is property operations, which include the leasing of space on communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, wireless data providers, government agencies and municipalities, and tenants in various other industries. Its U.S. property segment includes operations in the United States. Its Asia property segment includes operations in India. The EMEA property segment includes operations in Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. The Latin America property segment includes operations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru. Its services segment offers tower-related services in the United States.