Aero Wireless Group Welcomes John Kearney as Chief Commercial Officer

Aero Wireless Group Welcomes John Kearney as Chief Commercial Officer

BOULDER, January 7, 2021 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of John Kearney as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for managing strategic customer accounts and sales and marketing. The Aero Wireless Group includes Comptek Technologies, LLC, Aero Smart Communities, LLC and Aero Solutions, LLC.

During his career, Kearney has held commercial leadership positions in the wireless industry. He joins the Aero Wireless Group from Intrado, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Carrier Services as part of the company’s Life and Safety Division. Previously, John served as Vice President of Operations for Intrado’s Mobility Division and held several roles in the Telecom industry.

“We are excited to welcome John to the Aero Wireless Group. John’s experience in growing revenue and managing strategic relationships in the telecom industry will be crucial as we continue to scale. His experience will enable us to better serve our valued customers and strategic partners in providing wireless infrastructure needed to connect communities,” said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group.

“I am extremely excited to join the Aero Wireless Group and help further its mission of connecting people and communities with smart infrastructure to improve public safety and quality of life,” said Kearney. “The company is the leader in developing innovative solutions in this market, consistently delivering on its commitment to customers and strategic partners with a limitless potential for future growth.”

BOULDER, January 7, 2021 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of John Kearney as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for managing strategic customer accounts and sales and marketing. The Aero Wireless Group includes Comptek Technologies, LLC, Aero Smart Communities, LLC and Aero Solutions, LLC.

During his career, Kearney has held commercial leadership positions in the wireless industry. He joins the Aero Wireless Group from Intrado, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Carrier Services as part of the company’s Life and Safety Division. Previously, John served as Vice President of Operations for Intrado’s Mobility Division and held several roles in the Telecom industry.

“We are excited to welcome John to the Aero Wireless Group. John’s experience in growing revenue and managing strategic relationships in the telecom industry will be crucial as we continue to scale. His experience will enable us to better serve our valued customers and strategic partners in providing wireless infrastructure needed to connect communities,” said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group.

“I am extremely excited to join the Aero Wireless Group and help further its mission of connecting people and communities with smart infrastructure to improve public safety and quality of life,” said Kearney. “The company is the leader in developing innovative solutions in this market, consistently delivering on its commitment to customers and strategic partners with a limitless potential for future growth.”

About Aero Wireless Group

Aero Wireless Group is a leading innovator of smart infrastructure solutions for over 20 years. The group enables wireless operators, utilities and technology providers to expedite wireless deployments in communities and major cities. To learn more about the Aero Wireless Group companies’ innovative solutions, visit www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

About Aero Wireless Group

Aero Wireless Group is a leading innovator of smart infrastructure solutions for over 20 years. The group enables wireless operators, utilities and technology providers to expedite wireless deployments in communities and major cities. To learn more about the Aero Wireless Group companies’ innovative solutions, visit www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

BOULDER, January 7, 2021 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of John Kearney as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for managing strategic customer accounts and sales and marketing. The Aero Wireless Group includes Comptek Technologies, LLC, Aero Smart Communities, LLC and Aero Solutions, LLC.

During his career, Kearney has held commercial leadership positions in the wireless industry. He joins the Aero Wireless Group from Intrado, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Carrier Services as part of the company’s Life and Safety Division. Previously, John served as Vice President of Operations for Intrado’s Mobility Division and held several roles in the Telecom industry.

“We are excited to welcome John to the Aero Wireless Group. John’s experience in growing revenue and managing strategic relationships in the telecom industry will be crucial as we continue to scale. His experience will enable us to better serve our valued customers and strategic partners in providing wireless infrastructure needed to connect communities,” said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group.

“I am extremely excited to join the Aero Wireless Group and help further its mission of connecting people and communities with smart infrastructure to improve public safety and quality of life,” said Kearney. “The company is the leader in developing innovative solutions in this market, consistently delivering on its commitment to customers and strategic partners with a limitless potential for future growth.”

About Aero Wireless Group

Aero Wireless Group is a leading innovator of smart infrastructure solutions for over 20 years. The group enables wireless operators, utilities and technology providers to expedite wireless deployments in communities and major cities. To learn more about the Aero Wireless Group companies’ innovative solutions, visit www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

Comptek Technologies’ New DeploymentReadyTM 5G Shrouds and Mounts Establishes New Standard

Comptek Technologies’ New DeploymentReadyTM 5G Shrouds and Mounts Establishes New Standard

BOULDER, Colo. (August 26, 2020) – To support the acceleration of 4G and 5G deployments, Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company and a leader in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced a line of shrouds and mounts to simplify and expedite permitting and deployments for wireless network operators.

Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM 5G tri-sector shroud, 5G modular shroud and accompanying mounts are the smallest and lightest available for concealing 5G antenna integrated radios (AIR) and managing cables. Designed and tested to reduce installation time, the company’s line of shrouds and mounts also feature aesthetic and architectural qualities important to municipalities.

BOULDER, Colo. (August 26, 2020) – To support the acceleration of 4G and 5G deployments, Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company and a leader in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced a line of shrouds and mounts to simplify and expedite permitting and deployments for wireless network operators.

BOULDER, Colo. (August 26, 2020) – To support the acceleration of 4G and 5G deployments, Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company and a leader in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced a line of shrouds and mounts to simplify and expedite permitting and deployments for wireless network operators.

Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM 5G tri-sector shroud, 5G modular shroud and accompanying mounts are the smallest and lightest available for concealing 5G antenna integrated radios (AIR) and managing cables. Designed and tested to reduce installation time, the company’s line of shrouds and mounts also feature aesthetic and architectural qualities important to municipalities.

5G Shrouds

  • Low maintenance: Implementing the latest composite materials, the shrouds feature weather-resistant properties to minimize UV degradation and maximize longevity, durability and insect and water mitigation.
  • Thermal compliance: Extensive modeling, thermal analysis simulations, and third-party laboratory testing precede product acceptance for Comptek’s shrouds to ensure products meet GR-487 requirements.

Mounts and Attachments

  • Minimal installation time: Reducing installation time is critical for wireless operators and a key benefit of Comptek’s mounting solutions. Strap or bolt mounting systems are available to provide quick installation and the flexibility to mount a single antenna or multiple antennas on streetlight and traffic signal poles.
  • Mount to existing structures: The DeploymentReadyTM 5G tri-sector shroud integrates with Comptek’s pole top mount or sidearm mount. The pole top mount is adjustable for various pole diameters. Comptek’s new DeploymentReadyTM sidearm mount conceals cabling and provides a perch to attach the pole top shroud. All Comptek shrouds and mounts integrate to existing or new metal poles, traffic signal poles and wood poles.
  • Structurally tested: Engineered and rigorously tested to AASHTO, TIA and local building codes, Comptek’s mounts and attachments withstand maximum wind speeds over 170 m.p.h., as required by Florida build codes.

Strict aesthetic requirements for 5G network deployments delayed network deployments in Santa Monica, San Diego and Anaheim, California. Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM solutions enabled wireless operators to propose aesthetically and architecturally sound solutions to the municipalities and swiftly secure permit approvals.

About Comptek Technologies 

Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company, is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions for small cell technologies. The company is recognized nationally for CityPole® smart poles, aesthetic shrouding solutions and full product life-cycle support. Comptek’s solutions meet the technical requirements of wireless operators and utilities while preserving the aesthetic qualities and character of communities. The company is headquartered in Boulder, CO, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.comptektechnologies.com or www.aerowirelessgroup.com. 

5G Shrouds

  • Lightweight: Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM 5G modular shroud sets a new lightweight standard weighing four pounds. All cables are concealed in the shroud’s 30-inch by 7-inch by 7-inch slim profile. Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM 5G tri-sector shroud houses three AIR in a 48-inch tall by 16-inch diameter body above a decorative transition shroud.
  • Low maintenance: Implementing the latest composite materials, the shrouds feature weather-resistant properties to minimize UV degradation and maximize longevity, durability and insect and water mitigation.
  • Thermal compliance: Extensive modeling, thermal analysis simulations, and third-party laboratory testing precede product acceptance for Comptek’s shrouds to ensure products meet GR-487 requirements.

Mounts and Attachments

  • Minimal installation time: Reducing installation time is critical for wireless operators and a key benefit of Comptek’s mounting solutions. Strap or bolt mounting systems are available to provide quick installation and the flexibility to mount a single antenna or multiple antennas on streetlight and traffic signal poles.
  • Mount to existing structures: The DeploymentReadyTM 5G tri-sector shroud integrates with Comptek’s pole top mount or sidearm mount. The pole top mount is adjustable for various pole diameters. Comptek’s new DeploymentReadyTM sidearm mount conceals cabling and provides a perch to attach the pole top shroud. All Comptek shrouds and mounts integrate to existing or new metal poles, traffic signal poles and wood poles.
  • Structurally tested: Engineered and rigorously tested to AASHTO, TIA and local building codes, Comptek’s mounts and attachments withstand maximum wind speeds over 170 m.p.h., as required by Florida build codes.

Strict aesthetic requirements for 5G network deployments delayed network deployments in Santa Monica, San Diego and Anaheim, California. Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM solutions enabled wireless operators to propose aesthetically and architecturally sound solutions to the municipalities and swiftly secure permit approvals.

About Comptek Technologies 

Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company, is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions for small cell technologies. The company is recognized nationally for CityPole® smart poles, aesthetic shrouding solutions and full product life-cycle support. Comptek’s solutions meet the technical requirements of wireless operators and utilities while preserving the aesthetic qualities and character of communities. The company is headquartered in Boulder, CO, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.comptektechnologies.com or www.aerowirelessgroup.com. 

Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM 5G tri-sector shroud, 5G modular shroud and accompanying mounts are the smallest and lightest available for concealing 5G antenna integrated radios (AIR) and managing cables. Designed and tested to reduce installation time, the company’s line of shrouds and mounts also feature aesthetic and architectural qualities important to municipalities.

5G Shrouds

  • Lightweight: Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM 5G modular shroud sets a new lightweight standard weighing four pounds. All cables are concealed in the shroud’s 30-inch by 7-inch by 7-inch slim profile. Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM 5G tri-sector shroud houses three AIR in a 48-inch tall by 16-inch diameter body above a decorative transition shroud.
  • Low maintenance: Implementing the latest composite materials, the shrouds feature weather-resistant properties to minimize UV degradation and maximize longevity, durability and insect and water mitigation.
  • Thermal compliance: Extensive modeling, thermal analysis simulations, and third-party laboratory testing precede product acceptance for Comptek’s shrouds to ensure products meet GR-487 requirements.

Mounts and Attachments

  • Minimal installation time: Reducing installation time is critical for wireless operators and a key benefit of Comptek’s mounting solutions. Strap or bolt mounting systems are available to provide quick installation and the flexibility to mount a single antenna or multiple antennas on streetlight and traffic signal poles.
  • Mount to existing structures: The DeploymentReadyTM 5G tri-sector shroud integrates with Comptek’s pole top mount or sidearm mount. The pole top mount is adjustable for various pole diameters. Comptek’s new DeploymentReadyTM sidearm mount conceals cabling and provides a perch to attach the pole top shroud. All Comptek shrouds and mounts integrate to existing or new metal poles, traffic signal poles and wood poles.
  • Structurally tested: Engineered and rigorously tested to AASHTO, TIA and local building codes, Comptek’s mounts and attachments withstand maximum wind speeds over 170 m.p.h., as required by Florida build codes.

Strict aesthetic requirements for 5G network deployments delayed network deployments in Santa Monica, San Diego and Anaheim, California. Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM solutions enabled wireless operators to propose aesthetically and architecturally sound solutions to the municipalities and swiftly secure permit approvals.

About Comptek Technologies 

Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company, is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions for small cell technologies. The company is recognized nationally for CityPole® smart poles, aesthetic shrouding solutions and full product life-cycle support. Comptek’s solutions meet the technical requirements of wireless operators and utilities while preserving the aesthetic qualities and character of communities. The company is headquartered in Boulder, CO, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.comptektechnologies.com or www.aerowirelessgroup.com. 

Comptek Technologies Expands Project Management Team

Comptek Technologies Expands Project Management Team

BOULDER, Colo. (August 4, 2020) – Comptek Technologies, a leader in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced the addition of Brandon Howard as Project Manager.

Howard joins Comptek Technologies from Vaisala, Inc., where he served as project manager of global systems for delivery and field services. In his role, he was responsible for delivering engineering projects worldwide, with specific focus on monitoring, contractor training, project installation and commissioning, including logistics and deployment of field resources and assets.

“Brandon shares our core values and is experienced in delivering highly complex system integration projects,” said John Leesman, Director of Engineering, Comptek Technologies. “He is an excellent and welcomed addition to our project management team. His experience will help in managing our quality and meeting customer schedules.”

In his new role, Howard will support all aspects of the company’s project management activities, including estimating, cost management, scheduling and contractor training of Comptek’s smart poles and family of innovative infrastructure products.

BOULDER, Colo. (August 4, 2020) – Comptek Technologies, a leader in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced the addition of Brandon Howard as Project Manager.

Howard joins Comptek Technologies from Vaisala, Inc., where he served as project manager of global systems for delivery and field services. In his role, he was responsible for delivering engineering projects worldwide, with specific focus on monitoring, contractor training, project installation and commissioning, including logistics and deployment of field resources and assets.

About Comptek Technologies

Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company, is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions for small cell technologies. The company is recognized nationally for CityPole® smart poles, aesthetic shrouding solutions and full product life-cycle support. Comptek’s solutions meet the technical requirements of wireless operators and utilities, while preserving the aesthetic qualities and character of communities. The company is headquartered in Boulder, CO, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.comptektechnologies.com or www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

“Brandon shares our core values and is experienced in delivering highly complex system integration projects,” said John Leesman, Director of Engineering, Comptek Technologies. “He is an excellent and welcomed addition to our project management team. His experience will help in managing our quality and meeting customer schedules.”

In his new role, Howard will support all aspects of the company’s project management activities, including estimating, cost management, scheduling and contractor training of Comptek’s smart poles and family of innovative infrastructure products.

About Comptek Technologies

Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company, is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions for small cell technologies. The company is recognized nationally for CityPole® smart poles, aesthetic shrouding solutions and full product life-cycle support. Comptek’s solutions meet the technical requirements of wireless operators and utilities, while preserving the aesthetic qualities and character of communities. The company is headquartered in Boulder, CO, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.comptektechnologies.com or www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

Aero Wireless Group Welcomes Edward Bieging Vice President of Utility Relations

Aero Wireless Group Welcomes Edward Bieging Vice President of Utility Relations

BOULDER, June 24, 2020 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, names utility industry veteran Edward Bieging to Vice President of Utility Relations. Bieging will be responsible for leading the company’s national expansion to support utility providers and municipalities in their small cell initiatives and deployments.

“Ed is an outstanding addition to our Aero Wireless Group team as he brings deep utility industry experience and knows what it takes to deliver client success,” said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group. “As Aero continues our rapid growth to support wireless operators, utility providers and municipal leaders, Ed’s leadership in managing small cell permitting and dual-use streetlight programs will accelerate Aero’s ability to support customers.”

Bieging joins Aero Wireless Group from Xcel Energy, where he most recently managed the company’s small cell dual-use streetlight program allowing wireless operators to collocate on one of Xcel Energy’s 187,000 street lights. He led internal teams to develop an approval, design and construction process to allow carriers to quickly deploy small cell sites with minimal disruption in the rights-of-way.

Throughout his 36-year career at Xcel Energy, Bieging has held leadership positions in customer service, outdoor lighting and assisted in the coordination of Xcel Energy LED street light change-out programs. Bieging’s tenure at Xcel Energy exposed him to many different aspects of the inner workings of utility providerssuch as construction, design, customer service teams, government relations, and business development.  

“I am honored to join the Aero Wireless Group team and build on the solid foundation developed with utility clients. Aero is perfectly positioned to help clients navigate the small cell infrastructure ecosystem and transform their businesses for a better customer experience and to compete in the 5G marketplace,” stated Edward Bieging, VP of Utility Relations, Aero Wireless Group.

About Aero Wireless Group

Aero Wireless Group is a leading innovator of smart infrastructure solutions and services for over 20 years. The group comprising of Aero Solutions, Aero Smart Communities and Comptek Technologies, enables wireless operators, utilities and technology providers to expedite deployments in communities and major cities. To learn more about the innovative solutions Aero Wireless Group is bringing to your community, visit www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

BOULDER, June 24, 2020 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, names utility industry veteran Edward Bieging to Vice President of Utility Relations. Bieging will be responsible for leading the company’s national expansion to support utility providers and municipalities in their small cell initiatives and deployments.

“Ed is an outstanding addition to our Aero Wireless Group team as he brings deep utility industry experience and knows what it takes to deliver client success,” said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group.

“As Aero continues our rapid growth to support wireless operators, utility providers and municipal leaders, Ed’s leadership in managing small cell permitting and dual-use streetlight programs will accelerate Aero’s ability to support customers.”

Bieging joins Aero Wireless Group from Xcel Energy, where he most recently managed the company’s small cell dual-use streetlight program allowing wireless operators to collocate on one of Xcel Energy’s 187,000 street lights. He led internal teams to develop an approval, design and construction process to allow carriers to quickly deploy small cell sites with minimal disruption in the rights-of-way.

Throughout his 36-year career at Xcel Energy, Bieging has held leadership positions in customer service, outdoor lighting and assisted in the coordination of Xcel Energy LED street light change-out programs. Bieging’s tenure at Xcel Energy exposed him to many different aspects of the inner workings of utility providerssuch as construction, design, customer service teams, government relations, and business development.  

“I am honored to join the Aero Wireless Group team and build on the solid foundation developed with utility clients. Aero is perfectly positioned to help clients navigate the small cell infrastructure ecosystem and transform their businesses for a better customer experience and to compete in the 5G marketplace,” stated Edward Bieging, VP of Utility Relations, Aero Wireless Group.

About Aero Wireless Group

Aero Wireless Group is a leading innovator of smart infrastructure solutions and services for over 20 years. The group comprising of Aero Solutions, Aero Smart Communities and Comptek Technologies, enables wireless operators, utilities and technology providers to expedite deployments in communities and major cities. To learn more about the innovative solutions Aero Wireless Group is bringing to your community, visit www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

BOULDER, June 24, 2020 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, names utility industry veteran Edward Bieging to Vice President of Utility Relations. Bieging will be responsible for leading the company’s national expansion to support utility providers and municipalities in their small cell initiatives and deployments.

“Ed is an outstanding addition to our Aero Wireless Group team as he brings deep utility industry experience and knows what it takes to deliver client success,” said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group.

“As Aero continues our rapid growth to support wireless operators, utility providers and municipal leaders, Ed’s leadership in managing small cell permitting and dual-use streetlight programs will accelerate Aero’s ability to support customers.”

Bieging joins Aero Wireless Group from Xcel Energy, where he most recently managed the company’s small cell dual-use streetlight program allowing wireless operators to collocate on one of Xcel Energy’s 187,000 street lights. He led internal teams to develop an approval, design and construction process to allow carriers to quickly deploy small cell sites with minimal disruption in the rights-of-way.

Throughout his 36-year career at Xcel Energy, Bieging has held leadership positions in customer service, outdoor lighting and assisted in the coordination of Xcel Energy LED street light change-out programs. Bieging’s tenure at Xcel Energy exposed him to many different aspects of the inner workings of utility providerssuch as construction, design, customer service teams, government relations, and business development.  

“I am honored to join the Aero Wireless Group team and build on the solid foundation developed with utility clients. Aero is perfectly positioned to help clients navigate the small cell infrastructure ecosystem and transform their businesses for a better customer experience and to compete in the 5G marketplace,” stated Edward Bieging, VP of Utility Relations, Aero Wireless Group.

About Aero Wireless Group

Aero Wireless Group is a leading innovator of smart infrastructure solutions and services for over 20 years. The group comprising of Aero Solutions, Aero Smart Communities and Comptek Technologies, enables wireless operators, utilities and technology providers to expedite deployments in communities and major cities. To learn more about the innovative solutions Aero Wireless Group is bringing to your community, visit www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting Approves Comptek Technologies’ CityPole®

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting Approves Comptek Technologies' CityPole®

Infrastructure Engineered to Match the Diverse Los Angeles Cityscape

BOULDER, Colo. (February 20, 2020) – Comptek Technologies, a leader in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced that the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting approved Comptek Technologies to build integrated smart poles for the City of L.A. The Comptek CityPole® integrates street lighting, supports and conceals wireless telecommunication equipment, and future IoT applications in one pole system.

Comptek Technologies ensures the CityPole® for Los Angeles blends with the architectural, lighting and aesthetic qualities of the city. In addition, the design is adaptable to the integration of new technologies that support the progressive vision of Los Angeles to be a sustainable and connected city.

About Comptek Technologies

Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company, is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions. The company enables the deployment of small cell technologies. Comptek is recognized nationally for CityPole® smart poles, aesthetic shrouding solutions and full product life-cycle support. The company’s solutions meet the technical requirements of wireless operators and utilities while preserving the aesthetic qualities and character of communities. The company is headquartered in Boulder, CO, with offices throughout the US.

Media Contact:                    
Kristie Kidder
Aero Wireless Group
(303) 549-2604

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Xcel Energy Selects Comptek Technologies’ 4G/5G CityPole® for Dual-Use Streetlight Program

Xcel Energy Selects Comptek Technologies’ 4G/5G CityPole® for Dual-Use Streetlight Program

BOULDER, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2020) – As the number of mobile users increases, wireless telecommunication carriers around the country are moving quickly to expand their wireless networks. CTIA estimates more than 800,000, 4G and 5G small cell sites are on the horizon for the U.S., which will result in new infrastructure included in the protected community right-of-way. Comptek Technologies, a leader in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, announced its CityPole® was selected for Xcel Energy’s Dual-Use Streetlight Program. Comptek Technologies collaborated with Xcel Energy to integrate features specific to the needs of utility providers. CityPole® meets the technical needs of utility providers and wireless carriers while preserving the architectural, lighting and aesthetic qualities of communities. CityPole®, the industry’s first fully concealed smart pole, enables Xcel Energy to bridge the aesthetic and functionality divide affecting the pace of wireless deployment. Unattractive and prominently displayed wireless infrastructure in the right-of-way is an aesthetic and safety concern impeding the permit approval process. The Xcel Energy Dual-Use Streetlight program provides wireless carriers an opportunity to co-locate their wireless equipment in an existing streetlight location and significantly reduce time to deployment.

“Xcel Energy is at the forefront of the collaboration between utilities and the wireless carriers to make smart cities a reality,” said Mike Hoganson, COO of Comptek Technologies. “Integration of streetlights and small cell equipment into one pole mitigates pole pollution and clutter of the right-of-way, while offering carriers a secure location to deploy small cell technology.”

The CityPole® smart pole is Xcel Energy’s internal-mounted option, providing an optimal environment for wireless, backhaul, IoT Technologies (Internet of Things), and utility meters. The solution conceals 4G and 5G equipment by replacing an existing single-use streetlight pole with a fully concealed smart pole equipped with lighting.

The CityPole® smart poles deployed by Xcel Energy are specific to the needs of Xcel Energy and their communities. The decorative shrouding and architectural details of the CityPole® are selected based on local community aesthetics. The light attachment mount is universal to the extensive portfolio offered by Xcel Energy. Design details include:

  • Universal meter bay
  • Separate disconnects for Radio Frequency (RF) and power
  • Cable management
  • Mounting solutions for a radio unit or city banner flag attachments
  • The CityPole® solution is expandable for multiple radio arrays and future IoT technologies
  • Connectivity with the major providers of 4G and 5G radios, antennas, and AIR (antenna integrated radios) including Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung

Every CityPole® is designed to comply with Telecordia GR-487 (General Requirement) and ANSI/TIA-222 (Telecommunications Industry Association) and AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

About Comptek Technologies and CityPole®

Comptek Technologies, a member of Aero Wireless Group, transformed the wireless industry with the introduction of CityPole®. Today, the company leads the industry in innovation with the first fully-concealed and purpose-built 5G smart pole. Comptek’s CityPole® smart pole is a municipality preferred solution for small cell infrastructure in the right-of-way and offers wireless carriers easy configurability, serviceability, and seamless flexibility. More than 1000 CityPoles® are located throughout the Rocky Mountain region, concealing wireless equipment for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Comptek Technologies’ employees provide unparalleled engineering, manufacturing and service.

Media Contact:                    
Kristie Kidder
Aero Wireless Group
(303) 549-2604