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Future of American Tower

American Tower Corporation operates and owns broadcast and wireless communications infrastructure in various countries. It is a publicly held company. Its headquarters is in Boston, Massachusetts and has local offices globally.

Home Country: 
United States
Industry: 
Telecommunications
Industry vulnerability to disruption: 

<p>Belonging to the telecommunications sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:</p>

<p>*First off, as Africa, Asia, and South America continue to develop over the next two decades, their populations will increasingly demand greater first world living amenities, this includes modern telecommunications infrastructure. Luckily, since many of these regions have been chronically underdeveloped, they have the opportunity to leapfrog into a mobile-first telecommunications network instead of a landline-first system. In either case, such infrastructure investment will keep telecom sector building contracts going strong into the foreseeable future.<br />
*Similarly, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for telecom companies over the next two decades.<br />
*Meanwhile, in the developed world, increasingly data-hungry populations will begin demanding ever greater broadband internet speeds, spurring investment into 5G internet networks. The introduction of 5G (by the mid-2020s) will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. And as these technologies experience greater adoption, they will likewise spur further investment into building out nationwide 5G networks.<br />
*By the late 2020s, as the cost of rocket launches becomes more economical (in part thanks to new entrants like SpaceX and Blue Origin), the space industry will expand dramatically. This will bring down the cost of launching telecom (internet beaming) satellites into orbit, thereby increasing the competition terrestrial telecom companies face. Similarly, broadband services delivered by drone (Facebook) and balloon (Google) based systems will add an additional level of competition, especially in underdeveloped regions.</p>

Total patents held: 
2
Ranking List: 
492
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
324
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun US 500
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100
Market Revenue Country: 
Market country 
United States
Revenue from country 
0.60
Prod/Serv name revenue: 
Prod/Serv name: 
Property
Prod/Serv revenue: 
4680000000
Prod/Serv name: 
Services
Prod/Serv revenue: 
91100000
Founded: 
1995
Company Name: 
American Tower
Revenue: 
5785668000
3y average revenue: 
4885744000
Operating expenses: 
3932639000
3y average expenses: 
3234830667
Company profile data note: 
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.
Global employee count: 
4507
Number of domestic locations: 
10
Funds in reserve: 
936442000
create term: 
#492 | 2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
#324 | 2017 Quantumrun US 500

American Tower Corporation operates and owns broadcast and wireless communications infrastructure in various countries. It is a publicly held company. Its headquarters is in Boston, Massachusetts and has local offices globally.

Home country:
United States
Sector:
Telecommunications
Industry:
Telecommunications
Website:
Founded:
1995
Global employee count:
4,507

Financial Health

Revenue
$5,785,668,000 USD
3y average revenue
$4,885,744,000 USD
Operating expenses
$3,932,639,000 USD
3y average expenses
$3,234,830,667 USD
Funds in reserve
$936,442,000 USD
#1 Market country
United States
% of revenue from country #1
0.6%

Asset Performance

#1 Product/Service/Dept. name
Property
#1 Product/Service revenue
$4,680,000,000 USD
#2 Product/Service/Dept. name
Services
#2 Product/Service revenue
$91,100,000 USD

Innovation assets and Pipeline

Total patents held
2
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.

Disruption Vulnerability

Belonging to the telecommunications sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:

*First off, as Africa, Asia, and South America continue to develop over the next two decades, their populations will increasingly demand greater first world living amenities, this includes modern telecommunications infrastructure. Luckily, since many of these regions have been chronically underdeveloped, they have the opportunity to leapfrog into a mobile-first telecommunications network instead of a landline-first system. In either case, such infrastructure investment will keep telecom sector building contracts going strong into the foreseeable future.

*Similarly, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for telecom companies over the next two decades.

*Meanwhile, in the developed world, increasingly data-hungry populations will begin demanding ever greater broadband internet speeds, spurring investment into 5G internet networks. The introduction of 5G (by the mid-2020s) will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. And as these technologies experience greater adoption, they will likewise spur further investment into building out nationwide 5G networks.

*By the late 2020s, as the cost of rocket launches becomes more economical (in part thanks to new entrants like SpaceX and Blue Origin), the space industry will expand dramatically. This will bring down the cost of launching telecom (internet beaming) satellites into orbit, thereby increasing the competition terrestrial telecom companies face. Similarly, broadband services delivered by drone (Facebook) and balloon (Google) based systems will add an additional level of competition, especially in underdeveloped regions.