Dish Network and SBA Communications have sighned a long-term master lease agreement providing Dish access to SBA’s
extensive nationwide portfolio of wireless communication sites.
The announcement builds upon Dish’s progress in acquiring access to the essential infrastructure needed to deploy its greenfield 5G network coast to coast. The agreement comes on the heels of last week’s announced MLAs with Harmoni Towers, Mobilitie, Parallel Infrastructure, Phoenix Tower International, Tillman Infrastructure, Tower Ventures and Vogue Towers. Before that Dish had signed agreements with Crown Castle and Vertical Bridge.
As part of the agreement, Dish will lease towers from SBA, and SBA is expected to deliver a variety of pre-construction functions, ranging from site acquisition to regulatory and compliance services.
“With experience spanning more than thirty years, SBA brings a valuable team and portfolio to our infrastructuremix,” said Dave Mayo, DISH executive vice president of network development. “This agreement provides Dish with access to key real estate that will help advance our rapid 5G network deployment across the U.S.”
”We are excited to expand our partnership with DISH in their eorts to build out a nationwide wireless 5G network,” said Je Stoops, SBA’s President and Chief Executive Ocer. “We believe the quality of our assets and our long history of working closely with DISH will allow us to be a key support to them in their 5G network deployment.”