Introducing Crown Castle

Crown Castle extends the Kinetic Grid

Vapor IO and Crown Castle jointly developed a product that enables a new class of mobile and wireless edge applications that span the continuum from edge to core. This collaborative offering unlocks a powerful class of edge applications that split workloads and data between the mobile edge and centralized locations, delivering a seamless end-to-end experience. Crown Castle also brings to the table a unique network of communications infrastructure—towers, small cells and fiber to complement Vapor IO.
Introducing Crown Castle

Crown Castle provides one of the largest fiber footprints in the country

Crown Castle offers one of the largest fiber footprints in the country and has been an early pioneer in edge infrastructure, providing the fiber backbone that supports Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge, including backhaul to key internet exchange points (IXPs).
Over the past two years, we’ve been working very closely with Vapor IO to build out their Kinetic Edge using our real estate and fiber assets in many US cities,” said Phil Olivero, VP Technology, Crown Castle. “Chicago, the world’s first Kinetic Edge city, proved to be the ideal location for us to connect the Kinetic Edge directly to AWS. As Vapor IO rolls out the Kinetic Edge to new cities, we plan to extend our Cloud Connect to also connect to AWS in those locations. This will empower our mutual customers to build high-performance edge-enabled mobile applications using AWS.
Introducing Crown Castle

Next Generation solutions with 5G, and CBRS

Vapor IO and Crown Castle work together to set the stage for new innovation—to bring the world’s biggest ideas and possibilities to people and businesses who need them. Crown Castle can provide fiber solutions to directly connect existing on premise, access networks, cable headends, manufacturing factories, warehouses and retail locations onto the Kinetic edge and directly connect to the Kinetic Grid. As a landowner, Crown runs and manages a large footprint of RAN cell towers and provides an extensive opportunity to interconnect directly into the Kinetic Grid.


Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 70,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.

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