FiberTower Corp. (FTWR) - Description of business
The company is an alternative provider of facilities-based backhaul services to wireless carriers. Facilities-based providers own or lease a substantial portion of the property and equipment necessary to provide backhaul services. Backhaul is the transport of voice, video and data traffic from a wireless carrier's mobile base station, or cell site, to its mobile switching center or other exchange point where the traffic is then switched onto a wireline telecommunications network. The company provides backhaul services nationally by utilizing its wireless spectrum assets and fiber relationships to construct and operate high-coverage, high-capacity hybrid microwave and fiber networks.