NextEdge Networks and Modus have finalized the merger of their two companies to create a full turn-key provider of services and infrastructure solutions to enable the deployment of small cells and DAS.
NextEdge, which will continue to be headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in November 2016 when Titan Grove purchased the small cell assets of EdgeConnex. Along with Modus, the joint company has designed, permitted and executed over 4,000 node deployments across 40+ states. Such deployments have also included over 3,500 fiber-to-cell installations, the company said.
The management team includes:
- Doug Wiest, CEO, was formerly CEO of LightTower, COO of American Tower, EVP of EdgeConnex and held executive positions at Nextel.
- Chris Maguire, CFO, was formerly CFO of Golden State Towers, EVP of American Tower and has held CFO and strategic consulting positions across the wireless, radio and renewable energy fields
- Chad Abbott, Erik Corkery and Ryan Crowley, who founded Modus in 2005, will become EVP’s of the new entity and continue to lead the services activities of NextEdge Networks. They bring over 20 years of experience working with major wireless carriers and OEM’s in siting and deploying multiple generations of wireless infrastructure.
The company will provide a range of services and project financing solutions, focusing on small cell deployments including cutting edge site acquisition and jurisdictional partnerships, construction and construction management, program management, fiber deployment, in-building DAS and small cell installations and maintenance.
“The rapid growth of data usage is causing increasing demands on our wireless infrastructure and wireless providers which require innovative solutions aligning the interests of all stakeholders,” said Weist. “Our combined capabilities, as well as our experience and success in the most difficult of jurisdictions, allow us to partner with wireless carriers, municipalities and business owners to create long term alignment to address the impending need of network densification.”