Today in Mobile

Crown Castle today completed its $115 million acquisition of NewPath Networks, a manufacturer of digital antenna systems. A DAS comprises multiple small antennas in a specific area and is used by carriers to boost coverage in large buildings and places where holes exist in traditional networks. The systems are likely to play a key role as service providers shore up their networks to support the ever-increasing appetite for mobile data by users of smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. So this move to expand its business beyond traditional cell towers is one that could pay big dividends for Crown Castle.