Why is it so expensive to get access to cell sites?

What are the issues that are driving the cost of cell sites to Telecom/5G Service Providers? Get details on the related issues along with the solution. An article by Daniel Campion, CEO of Sitenna.
Why is it so expensive to get access to cell sites - TeckNexus

Despite the shiny consumer gadgets and promises of industry 4.0, Telecom companies are keeping a secret: they’re not as efficient at acquiring and managing cell sites as they should be.

Here are five issues that Telecom, and in particular 5G providers, need to grapple with.

1: The industry started in the 1980s

5G engineers and business managers are world-class. The problem is that mobile networks are built on legacy systems and practices that were established with the mobile industry itself, in the 1980s and 1990s.

These were fine when mobile networks needed only a small increase in cell sites every year. However, these current practices do not support the scale of the networks that the full 5G vision requires.

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