Crown Castle International and RAI to Form Strategic Alliance

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Crown Castle International Corp.

    HOUSTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Castle International Corp.
 (NYSE:   CCI) and RAI-Radio Televisione Italiana S.p.A ("RAI") confirmed today
 that they contemplate the formation of a strategic alliance and that the Board
 of Directors of RAI has authorized RAI moving forward with the establishment
 of such strategic alliance with a subsidiary of Crown Castle in the
 broadcasting and telecommunication towers network through RaiWay.  Formation
 of the strategic alliance is subject to final documentation, which is
 contemplated to occur on or before the end of April.
     Crown Castle engineers, deploys, owns and operates technologically
 advanced, shared wireless infrastructure.  It offers near-universal broadcast
 coverage in the United Kingdom and significant wireless communications
 coverage to 68 of the top 100 US markets, more than 95 percent of the UK
 population and more than 92 percent of the Australian population.  Pro forma
 for all closed and previously announced transactions, Crown Castle owns,
 operates, and manages over 13,000 wireless communication towers
 internationally.  For more information on Crown Castle, visit:
 www.crowncastle.com.
     This press release contains various forward-looking statements and
 information that are based on Crown Castle management's beliefs, as well as
 assumptions made by and information currently available to management.
 Although Crown Castle believes that the expectations reflected in such
 forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such
 expectations will prove to have been correct.  Such statements are subject to
 certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  Should one or more of these
 risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual
 results may vary materially from those expected.  More information about the
 potential factors, which could affect Crown Castle's financial results, is
 included in the Risk Factors sections of Crown Castle's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission and in previous press releases issued by
 Crown Castle.
 
      Contacts:  W. Benjamin Moreland, CFO
                 Crown Castle International
                 713-570-3000
 
                 Ken Dennard, Easterly I.R.
                 kdennard@easterly.com
                 713-529-6600
 
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SOURCE Crown Castle International Corp.
    HOUSTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Castle International Corp.
 (NYSE:   CCI) and RAI-Radio Televisione Italiana S.p.A ("RAI") confirmed today
 that they contemplate the formation of a strategic alliance and that the Board
 of Directors of RAI has authorized RAI moving forward with the establishment
 of such strategic alliance with a subsidiary of Crown Castle in the
 broadcasting and telecommunication towers network through RaiWay.  Formation
 of the strategic alliance is subject to final documentation, which is
 contemplated to occur on or before the end of April.
     Crown Castle engineers, deploys, owns and operates technologically
 advanced, shared wireless infrastructure.  It offers near-universal broadcast
 coverage in the United Kingdom and significant wireless communications
 coverage to 68 of the top 100 US markets, more than 95 percent of the UK
 population and more than 92 percent of the Australian population.  Pro forma
 for all closed and previously announced transactions, Crown Castle owns,
 operates, and manages over 13,000 wireless communication towers
 internationally.  For more information on Crown Castle, visit:
 www.crowncastle.com.
     This press release contains various forward-looking statements and
 information that are based on Crown Castle management's beliefs, as well as
 assumptions made by and information currently available to management.
 Although Crown Castle believes that the expectations reflected in such
 forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such
 expectations will prove to have been correct.  Such statements are subject to
 certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  Should one or more of these
 risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual
 results may vary materially from those expected.  More information about the
 potential factors, which could affect Crown Castle's financial results, is
 included in the Risk Factors sections of Crown Castle's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission and in previous press releases issued by
 Crown Castle.
 
      Contacts:  W. Benjamin Moreland, CFO
                 Crown Castle International
                 713-570-3000
 
                 Ken Dennard, Easterly I.R.
                 kdennard@easterly.com
                 713-529-6600
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X50581438
 
 SOURCE  Crown Castle International Corp.