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APWireless Announces Its 5,000th Cell Site Lease Investment

APWireless, the leading global wireless telecommunications site lease investment firm, recently reached another milestone, having invested in its 5,000th cell site lease.

In 2010, APWireless began investing in cell site leases in the United States. Since then, the company has expanded into Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. To date, APWireless has deployed more than $600 million in its cell site lease investment business.

“2018 is our eighth successive year of growth and we are looking forward to what lies ahead in 2019 and beyond,” said Eric Overman, chief executive officer of APWireless. “In 2018, we expanded into three new jurisdictions; Belgium, France, and Portugal, adding to our current multinational portfolio of 15 countries. Worldwide, APWireless continues to develop and invest in growing our partnerships and relationships with landlords, carriers and tower companies alike, solidifying ourselves as trusted allies to all parties.”

APWireless invests in the cash rents paid by tower companies and carriers to landlords. Landlords receive a large, up-front cash payout in return for an assignment of their site lease. In addition, APWireless offers tower companies and carriers financial and operational benefits.

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About APWireless

Headquartered in San Diego, APWireless is the first global cell site lease investment firm. In addition to investing in ground and rooftop cell site leases worldwide, APWireless provides a range of services to landlords, tower companies and wireless carriers.

For more information, visit www.apwip.com

Lease Terminology

As a cell tower or rooftop antenna lease owner, otherwise referred to as the landlord, it is important to understand the structure of and terminology within your lease. While we can’t cover all lease terminology, we can help demystify the legal language of the most common terms within your lease, license, rooftop, or other surface use agreement. Having reviewed thousands of these agreements, we have found the following terms to be used in the majority of cell site leases: Option, Easement, Use, Term, Termination, Rent, Taxes, Utilities, Indemnification and Insurance, Default, Assignment and Subletting, Right of First Refusal, and Amendment.

USE
A description of specific purpose for the leased area will be outlined in the “use” section and in some cases will also identify and/or limit the type and amount of equipment to be placed within the area.

TERM
This section of the lease defines the amount of time that the agreement covers and how that time is broken up. It isn’t uncommon to see varying term lengths but the most common is 20-25 years broken up into 5 year increments. At the end of each 5 year period, or term, the carrier will have the right to renew if they choose. The majority of leases will automatically renew but there are leases that require that the landlord be notified if the tenant wants to renew.

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A dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow – the financial aspect of the time value of money.

Money today is worth more than it will be in the future in terms of what you can buy with it. In 1980, before you drove to the grocery store to buy a litre milk for 54 cents, you would complain about spending 32.07 cents per litre to fill up the tank of the car you had just purchased for $7,200.00. Today, milk costs an average of $1.45, you are more than happy to spend $1.30 per litre at the pump, and buying a new car will put a $31,352 dent in your bank account. You can largely thank inflation for this.

But inflation isn’t entirely to blame for rising costs nor does it explain why in 1985 the average home in Melbourne sold for $75,000, whereas today the median home price in the city has now risen to over $700,000. There are countless reasons why costs skyrocket with time, including popularity, world events, diminishing resources, natural phenomena, technology, etc. For example, milk prices change with supply, demand and commercial relationships between farmers and retailers, whilst fuel prices change with the global economic climate and the country’s tax system.

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4G LTE and Its Effect on the Wireless Network.

APWireless Australia 4G

With ever-increasing speeds, accessing the web from your mobile device has become even more convenient and sometimes faster than using your home computer. This is the type of technology that brings “mobile” lifestyle to the next level, giving us the ability to do anything from anywhere.

For years smartphone ownership has been on the rise, with 80% of adults owning at least one smartphone and spending about 11 hours a day with electronic media. Without network expansion, this increase in data demand can negatively affect the performance of your smartphone by reducing speeds. We can probably all agree, it is extremely frustrating trying to visit a page or watch a video and the data just isn’t working. We want our internet to be faster; we need our internet to be faster. Our everyday lives changed after the introduction of 3G technology and mobile data usage, and with the spread of 4G LTE, life will just get better. So what makes 4G LTE so great?

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