Definition of buildout in English:



North American
  • 1The growth, development, or expansion of something.

    ‘the rapid buildout of digital technology’
    • ‘A holistic, or hybrid, approach to wireless network buildout can mean the difference between success and failure.’
    • ‘Economists have come to realize that the U.S. high-tech binge in 1999 and 2000 was an anomaly, driven by Y2K fears, euphoria over the possibilities of fiber optics, and a rapid buildout of the Internet.’
    • ‘The lines allow managers to place voice calls and swap data, as they plan and execute the daily buildout.’
    • ‘One interesting development in the Indian telecoms market is the range of players getting involved in infrastructure buildout, such as railway and power companies.’
    • ‘It'll take about five or six years to complete the buildout of the voice, video and data network, he said.’
    • ‘When implemented, the RF buildout serves as the bricks and the executed network buildout becomes the mortar supporting the structure.’
    • ‘On average, customers are taking, or connecting, to 2.5 services, so the average cost of its network buildout, plus connections, is about $1,650.’
    • ‘The ability to replace manual device configuration practices with automated ones is critical, as ISPs make the transition from infrastructure buildout to profitable operation.’
    • ‘And in a couple of years, we will see the benefits of the massive infrastructure buildout of the past five years.’
    • ‘The buildout of mobile networks can be delayed and even flawed due to insufficient construction management skills and lack of coordination among vendors and project rollout organisations.’
    • ‘It reduces the time, labor and capital required to increase capacity, provides a metric to suggest the best locations for new sites, and preserves capital expenditures for coverage buildout.’
    • ‘Projecting some excess power as light during lunar day to an Earth-based solar array probably wouldn't be worth much, but adding video to an existing lunar solar power broadcast buildout might enhance it.’
    • ‘Service providers that develop business cases for buildout of new metro-optical networks and execute effectively improve their odds of surviving the current market environment.’
    • ‘The benefit is that competition remains at the service end, and efforts aren't wasted duplicating the same technology buildout on the backend.’
    • ‘The problem, of course, is that this vision of the future automobile depends on the buildout of a fully functional, wide-area network of third-generation wireless technology.’
    • ‘I certainly don't mind having starstruck investors pay for the buildout of infrastructure that will provide many benefits to many, many people, including myself.’
    • ‘National governments sucked over £63b out of the telecom operators, money which was crucial to finance network buildout and handset development.’
    • ‘Traditional methods of extending geographic reach through physical infrastructure buildout have failed, particularly in the broadband space - leaving service providers and their customers with nowhere to go.’
    • ‘A lot of the fiber buildout in Europe is to accommodate the growth of DSL.’
    • ‘In August, China Unicom completed the second of three phases in its network buildout, giving it the world's largest VOIP network.’
    expansion, development, progress, advance, advancement, headway, improvement, furtherance, extension, spread, buildout, escalation
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    1. 1.1The state of maximum development as permitted by a plan or regulations.
      ‘Pueblo West will need a source for new water as the community approaches its buildout’
      • ‘In this way, the landowner can only achieve the maximum buildout by providing a mixture of uses.’
      • ‘In addition to standard issues like walls exceeding height limits, there is one significant problem that will continue through buildout: homes in the ‘Desert Country’ area are backwards.’
      • ‘The Simnuke Project is trying to raise money to fund the rest of the buildout.’
      • ‘The resort will be the heart of Summerlin Center, Summerlin's 400 acre downtown urban mixed use center, that at buildout will feature a regional retail center, Class A office buildings and mid-rise residential.’
    2. 1.2The execution of a building or community development plan.
      ‘we are working on Phase I Engineering and don't know if we'll even get the buildout’
      • ‘We were actively involved in the buildout all summer long.’
      • ‘The 31 st's arrival in 1994 more than doubled the base population, setting in motion a buildout that NATO had never seen before, and one that was sputtering by 1997.’
      • ‘The developer's part of the deal includes $120 million worth of mixed use development with an eight to 12-year buildout.’