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Mass. Movers

American Tower still reaching for the sky

American Tower operates in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, and Uganda.

Bloomberg News/File 2010

American Tower operates in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, and Uganda.

The world has a huge appetite for wireless video, voice, and data transmissions. And for American Tower Corp., the strategy is global. The Boston holding company owns and operates more than 50,000 wireless communications sites. For the first three quarters of 2012, revenue rose 17.7% to $2.1 billion; operating income rose 25% to $840.5 million. CEO Jim Taiclet credits “disciplined investments in portfolio growth and industry-leading operational efficiency.”

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