“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.