American Tower & Philips Lighting
As demand for wireless broadband grows in cities, wireless carriers need infrastructure to densify their networks quickly. Our new alliance will provide access to hundreds of thousands of sites in prime urban locations. By working closely with cities to obtain pre-approved zoning and permitting for clusters of sites, American Tower and Philips Lighting can speed time to market for our customers on a large scale. The plug-and-play design provides easy deployment of major Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) small cell equipment and flexibility to upgrade to future technologies.
We Build Connections
American Tower is a one of the largest global Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate with a portfolio of approximately 40,000 towers in the U.S.
Connecting Smart Cities
Philips Lighting, the global leader in connected LED products, systems and services, is taking a leading role in bringing quality light to smart cities and contributing to a more sustainable future. The company aspires to deliver light that is energy efficient, saves resources, and improves lives. Invested in the ongoing development of connected lighting systems and services, Philips Lighting supports innovation and smart cities initiatives.
Steven Marshall
Executive Vice President
and President U.S. Tower
American Tower Corporation
Patrice McAree
Vice President, Innovation
American Tower Corporation
Bill McShane
National Director
Connected City Experience,
a Philips Lighting Venture
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A new alliance
Learn more about the American Tower and Philips Lighting alliance and how we’re connecting the smart city.
Smart pole solution
A high-performance smart pole that combines wireless network coverage and wirelessly controlled LED lighting to enable connectivity for smart city applications and harnesses the potential of Internet of Things.
Industry Trends
Wireless carriers will need to add 10 to 100x more antenna locations in connected cities to expand and densify their networks for 5G.
Smart Cities: innovation, vitality and scale
White Paper
City resource networks need flexible interfaces to share data, achieve new levels of efficiency, maximize the effectiveness of the city services and empower citizens.
Connecting the smart city
Blog Post
Cities will need to harness massive consumption and provide citizens with more efficient services. To do this, they need infrastructure to enable new smart city services that can be easily deployed and blends into any cityscape with an aesthetic design.
Philips Lighting and American Tower Corporation form new alliance
Press Release
Philips Lighting and American Tower Corporation to accelerate smart city transformation in the U.S.
“The smart pole will connect the smart cities’ infrastructure. It will be the backbone for the intelligence of the cities in the future.”
– Patrice McAree
  Vice President, Innovation
, American Tower Corporation