Design Development Process

The CityPole®is customization. The goal is to help the carriers to increase wireless coverage quickly, while matching the aesthetic preferences of the local community. Each pole, in each location, can be uniquely configured to support different combinations of technology and architectural elements. This allows a CityPole®deployment to blend into the look and feel of any community.

When configuring a CityPole®, the selection process must consider regulatory, technical and aesthetic factors. The successful deployment of a CityPole®must comply with federal and local jurisdictional requirements, public safety, wireless carrier near term and longer term objectives and community acceptance.

Our selection process is proven to result in a highly functional smart pole that is durable and adaptable to future uses as technology changes require.

The CityPole®is customization. The goal is to help the carriers to increase wireless coverage quickly, while matching the aesthetic preferences of the local community. Each pole, in each location, can be uniquely configured to support different combinations of technology and architectural elements. This allows a CityPole®deployment to blend into the look and feel of any community.

When configuring a CityPole®, the selection process must consider regulatory, technical and aesthetic factors. The successful deployment of a CityPole®must comply with federal and local jurisdictional requirements, public safety, wireless carrier near term and longer term objectives and community acceptance.

Our selection process is proven to result in a highly functional smart pole that is durable and adaptable to future uses as technology changes require.

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STEP 1 – Select the height of the pole, determined by the antenna rad center(s), use of pole and any municipal height requirements.

STEP 2 – Identify from wireless operator the wireless equipment and antenna options to achieve the performance required of the small cell node transmission.

STEP 3 – Establish if the CityPole® is metered of unmetered by the utility company or wireless operator. When metering is required, our team can assist in selection of meter options available for integration into the pole.

STEP 4 – Select an upper pole and antenna module. The upper pole height is typically selected with consideration of the antenna height and the diameter to provide for an aesthetic transition between the pole and antenna canister or panel configuration, and consideration of surrounding pole architecture.

STEP 1 – Select the height of the pole, determined by the antenna rad center(s), use of pole and any municipal height requirements.

STEP 2 – Identify from wireless operator the wireless equipment and antenna options to achieve the performance required of the small cell node transmission.

STEP 3 – Establish if the CityPole® is metered of unmetered by the utility company or wireless operator. When metering is required, our team can assist in selection of meter options available for integration into the pole.

STEP 4 – Select an upper pole and antenna module. The upper pole height is typically selected with consideration of the antenna height and the diameter to provide for an aesthetic transition between the pole and antenna canister or panel configuration, and consideration of surrounding pole architecture.

STEP 5 – Where lighting is required today or at a future date, identify the appearance being sought and our design team will provide solutions. Where existing lighting fixtures are known, we will design the CityPole® using a close match or identical fixture solutions.

STEP 6 – A foundation type is recommended by our engineers based on the location of the pole and whether right-of-way subsurface interferences exist.

STEP 7 – With the structure defined, detailing of the CityPole® can occur to select the cross section shape and color. Architectural shrouds are used at the interface of the base cabinet and upper pole, and transition of the upper pole to antenna module. A base shroud may also be used with consideration for the access opening locations.

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STEP 5 – Where lighting is required today or at a future date, identify the appearance being sought and our design team will provide solutions. Where existing lighting fixtures are known, we will design the CityPole® using a close match or identical fixture solutions.

STEP 6 – A foundation type is recommended by our engineers based on the location of the pole and whether right-of-way subsurface interferences exist.

STEP 7 – With the structure defined, detailing of the CityPole® can occur to select the cross section shape and color. Architectural shrouds are used at the interface of the base cabinet and upper pole, and transition of the upper pole to antenna module. A base shroud may also be used with consideration for the access opening locations.

Carriers quickly adopt the newest radios and equipment on the market. By collaborating with the equipment manufacturers, the CityPole team can quickly determine the base cabinet options available for the technology configuration, including internal cabinet space required for thermal management, cabling for power supply, backhaul fiber connections (when applicable), duct for antenna and future IoT sensors.

Equipment integrated into CityPole deployments today include, but are not limited to:

  • Ericsson 5121
  • Ericsson 5331
  • Ericsson 6701
  • Nokia AEUB
  • Nokia ultra-deployable mmW
  • Samsung
  • Sikla