2011 to Today


The American Tower Board of Directors names Tom Bartlett President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 16. Previously, Mr. Bartlett served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for American Tower for more than ten years, joining the Company from Verizon Communications, Inc.

American Tower acquires InSite Wireless Group, LLC , adding approximately 3,000 communication sites, primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Through this acquisition, American Tower launches operations in Canada and Australia.


American Tower acquires Eaton Towers Holdings Limited, adding approximately 5,800 sites to its African portfolio, acquires approximately 2,400 sites in Chile and Peru and constructs more than 4,500 sites globally.

American Tower named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers and America's Best Employers for Diversity.


American Tower launches operations in Kenya with the acquisition of over 700 towers from Telkom Kenya. Additionally, the Company adds close to 20,000 sites in India from transactions with Idea Cellular and Vodafone India.

Jim Taiclet and American Tower are recognized for the company’s tremendous growth and success during his tenure as CEO with EY's Entrepreneur of the Year award, and American Tower named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.


American Tower named to Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 for the first time in the Company's history. The Fortune 500 is a prestigious annual ranking of the largest U.S. corporations by total revenue and includes both public and privately held companies.


American Tower acquires a 51 percent controlling ownership interest in Viom Networks Limited, along with over 42,000 communications sites in India, contributing to our global portfolio.

American Tower establishes its global treasury center in the Netherlands, headquartered in Amsterdam, to ensure secure and timely access to capital in support of its continued international growth.

The Company also expands its presence to Argentina with the acquisition of a portfolio of urban telecommunications assets in the country.

The National Association of Corporate Directors, New England Chapter, named our Board as the “2016 Public Company Board of the Year.”


American Tower acquires the exclusive right to 11,448 wireless communications sites from Verizon Communications, Inc., increasing the U.S. tower count to approximately 40,000.

The Company also continues developing internationally, launching operations in Nigeria and reaching the milestone of 100,000 towers in our global portfolio.


American Tower CEO Jim Taiclet is recognized for the third time (2011, 2013 and 2014) by the Harvard Business Review as one of the 100 top-performing CEOs in the world.


American Tower acquires Global Tower Partners, the largest privately owned tower operator in the U.S. This increased U.S. owned sites by over 20 percent and also added Costa Rica to the Company's served markets.


American Tower becomes a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and begins paying regular dividend distributions to stockholders.

The Company reaches the historic milestone of 50,000 communications sites and launches operations in Uganda and Germany.


American Tower announces its intentions to become a REIT. The Company also expands in South Africa and Ghana.


2006 to 2010


2001 to 2005


1995 to 2000


Wireless infrastructure to enable a connected world.

Founded in 1995, American Tower, one of the largest global Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate, with a portfolio of over 160,000 communications sites, including approximately 40,000 towers in the United States and more than 109,000 towers internationally.

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