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Connected City Infrastructure

The Connected City Infrastructure project group aims to develop a configuration with cost-efficient new and retro-fitted street asset solutions and different backhaul technologies. The group will publish a case study to showcase a sustainable business model for street assets, managed by municipalities or public utilities, providing citizen services and generating appropriate revenue streams.

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Join the Connected City Infrastructure Project Group to collaborate with Operators, Infrastructure Providers, Academic Institutions, and Integrators in conceiving new and innovative ways of building, testing, and deploying telecom network infrastructure.

The group is focused on urban connectivity solutions, specifically:

  • The definition and validation of new construction and retro-fitted modular street assets with LTE / 5G Small Cells and Public Wi-Fi E2E architectures. The PG members will deploy these street assets, with modular assembly, in a field trial supporting interchangeable backhaul and access technologies.
  • The creation of an anonymized business case for provision and operation of operator service based on different backhaul & transmission services (i.e. fiber, mmWave, microwave) – focusing on business driver constructs required to drive a scalable solution. This will also be complemented with deployment and operational guidelines.


Mobile Connectivity Playbook for Cities 

This playbook identifies a lifecycle and tools that collectively help mobile network operators to improve their urban mobile networks efficiently and cost-effectively and city governments to further their digital agenda and be good stewards of the city’s resources and streetscapes.

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Lifecycle Manager Template 

This template complements the Mobile Connectivity Playbook for Cities. It guides the stakeholders through lifecycle stages (information gathering through to deployment). It identifies stakeholders and activities

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Needs Assessment Template

This template complements the Mobile Connectivity Playbook for Cities. It establishes the current condition of an area of the city and analyzes the connectivity needs.

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Capability Assessment Template

This template complements the Mobile Connectivity Playbook for Cities. It identifies candidate solution providers and helps qualify solutions.

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Network Planning Reference 

This document complements the Mobile Connectivity Playbook for Cities. It details an example 4G and 5G RF design and planning exercise for a small cell deployment in a city center.

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Connected City Infrastructure Requirements for Dublin

This document identifies the commercial and technical approaches that facilitate the provision of high capacity 5G and Wi-Fi networks in Dublin’s city center through the use of street assets and outlines input conditions from an operator and city perspective, describes alternative infrastructure approaches and defines the technical and commercial requirements.

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Reference for Deploying Telecoms Equipment on Street Assets

The purpose of this document is to examine the commercial, legislative, and technical trends underpinning small cell deployments across the globe, with a particular focus on the municipality perspective. The learnings presented herein will provide guidance to both operators and municipalities on how best to navigate the evolving telecoms landscape to ensure favorable outcomes are delivered to both customers and citizens.

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Connected City Infrastructure: Collaborating on Small Cells in Dublin, Ireland from Telecom Infra Project on Vimeo.

Want to learn more?

If you are interested in learning more about the Connected City Infrastructure Project Group or have a project you’d like to propose to the group, please fill out the contact form below and we will contact you to discuss next steps.