Frontier (NASDAQ: FYBR) and AT&T (NYSE:T) say they have reached an agreement that will enable AT&T to access Frontier’s fiber network to support mobile backhaul requirements. AT&T will deploy wireless network assets in certain of Frontier’s central offices and use Frontier’s fiber-to-the-tower (FTTT) infrastructure to connect to AT&T’s wireless cell towers.
As was the case with a similar 2021 agreement that enabled AT&T to leverage Frontier’s fiber assets to reach business customers where the former didn’t have its own fiber, this collaboration will enable AT&T to extend its 5G and related wireless services reach into areas where it doesn’t have a fiber footprint.
“Fiber is central to our wireless strategy and to our overall connectivity approach,” said Cheryl Choy, senior vice president, network planning and engineering, at AT&T. “This expanded collaboration with Frontier is a win for both companies, as they can fully utilize their fiber infrastructure and we can continue to ensure our wireless services are powered by the unparalleled capacity of fiber-optic networks.”
“We're excited to collaborate with AT&T in strengthening their wireless service with our fiber infrastructure," added Vishal Dixit, Frontier's chief strategy officer and executive vice president, wholesale. "As one of the largest fiber builders in the country, our fiber infrastructure offers an attractive opportunity for tech companies to use this future-proof foundation for their wireless services. This is another example of how innovation is helping to transform Frontier.”
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