Small cells

June 28, 2018 8:06 pm Published by

The deployment of new “small cell” antenna in the public right-of-way (ROW) is complex and requires a unique approach. While other wireless site development firms might falter because of a lack of familiarity with the ROW development process, NB+C has significant experience with creating an up-front road map for these required approvals, then mobilizing quickly to obtain the myriad of them simultaneously. These approvals include the procurement of the following contractual agreements: franchise, pole attachment, maintenance and ROW.

NB+C’s savvy ROW Specialists have experience educating both landlords and jurisdictions about C-RAN technology and have helped shaped policy by spearheading text amendments and zoning exemptions.

In conjunction with the policy road map, NB+C’s engineering and construction professionals understand the importance of predesign research and data collection. Only by working closely with municipal and utility infrastructure owners can the correct locations be chosen for the attachment of small cell antennae. This must take into account the primary use and structural capacity of existing poles, make-ready and electrical design, and availability of fiber.

When deploying small cells, it is not the firm that understands and implements the design that delivers the best results—it is the firm that creates both policy and the design.

NB+C is that firm.

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This post was written by Keesha Fausto