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REIT Supported Wireless Infrastructure: Foundation of the Mobile Economy

Prepared by: Coleman Bazelon and Pallavi Seth

Wireless infrastructure plays a crucial role in how businesses, citizens and governments operate in today’s mobile-first world. These networks are critical to everything from education and business to public safety and health care. Wireless networks in the U.S. delivered 42.7 petabytes of data every day in 2016, a figure expected to grow to 200.5 petabytes per day by 2020. To put that growth in perspective, a similar increase in New York City Subway ridership would see daily traffic grow from 4.8 million riders today to 22.6 million riders per day in 2021.