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The adoption of 5G smart light poles can facilitate the massive deployment of communications equipment in the urban environment, accelerating the advent of new smart city services. In this article, we define a cost model for a 5G smart light pole network that includes (1) four pole configurations with different hardware components, (2) a grid-based deployment structure that assigns poles to zones with different demand requirements, and (3) the evolution of key cost items due to prototype improvement, volume sale discounts, and price erosion. The model estimates the total deployment cost (TDC), including capital and operational expenses. We estimate a TDC of 4.84 M€/km 2 for a minimum deployment providing uniform coverage of basic services. We also estimate a TDC of 6.57 M€/km 2 for a massive deployment providing heterogeneous coverage of advanced services. These values can potentially decrease to 3.23 M€/km 2 and 4.05M€/km 2 when cost evolution is considered. Although more than 30 % cost reduction might be possible, this is mainly caused by the improvement of prototype components, given that public works are less sensible to cost evolution. Therefore, we recommend cities to promptly start civil works and to select upgrade-able pole designs.
|Title of host publication||2019 CTTE-FITCE: Smart Cities & Information and Communication Technology|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||Smart Cities and Information and Communication Technology - Ghent, Belgium|
Duration: 25 Sep 2019 → 27 Sep 2019
|Conference||Smart Cities and Information and Communication Technology|
|Period||25/09/2019 → 27/09/2019|
- Smart city
- small cells
- smart light poles
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LuxTurrim5G: Smart 5G small cell street pole infrastructure for digital service ecosystem in future urban city environments
Karttunen, A., Haneda, K., Koivumäki, P., Nguyen, S., Miah, M. S. & Heino, M.
01/02/2017 → 31/05/2019
Project: Business Finland: Other research funding