5G is the successor of 4G. It’s the next generation for mobile networks. Among other things, 5G makes fast mobile internet possible.
A network optimized for 5G requires a very dense and fine mesh infrastructure. More stations, masts, and other installations are required. These are typically smaller and therefore stand out less in public (‘small cells’).
Reuse of existing objects in public space is crucial to not completely populate cities with additional objects and to pollute historic buildings with ugly technology. TNO research shows that lampposts are ideally suited to function as 5G Smart Public Nodes. Their height and the fact that they are placed every 50 meters in the city and are connected to an electricity grid means that lampposts are uniquely suitable for these new applications.
Sustainder partners with a number of renowned parties enabling us to fit 5G small cells in our modular cassette.
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Sustainder facilitates the transformation of the public lighting network into a sustainable, future-proof and smart infrastructure. We believe that the existing infrastructure of public lighting has ideal properties to act as a carrier of a smart city network. Think of the fine mesh level of the network, the presence of power connection and the ideal height for sensor and communication applications. We therefore believe that many other disciplines within the government should have access to this high-quality network. In the following five themes, we describe how other stakeholders can also have an interest in the transition to a sustainable, future-proof and smart infrastructure.