Comptek takes part in New York’s Link5G initiative
Comptek acts as the designer and manufacturer of the Link5G poles utilized in this project
Smart pole company Comptek Technologies announced that it is taking part in the Link5G initiative, a multi-tenant siting solution designed to accelerate the pace of 5G deployments in New York City.
In collaboration with ZenFi Networks, the CityBridge Consortium, and Antenna Design, Comptek is the designer and manufacturer of the Link5G poles utilized in this project.
Comptek noted that the Link5G pole was designed to address the need for more wireless connectivity across New York City. The team’s objective was to design a multi-tenant, multi-technology structure that could integrate into the streetscape of New York City. The resulting structure includes five independent, RF-optimized bays to house antennas and integrated radios. Each of these bays can be accessed independently, and each section utilizes frequency specific shrouding to minimize losses. It also includes multiple RAD centers for optimal technology specific siting, including 5G mmWave, Wi-Fi, C-Band, and other licensed and unlicensed spectrum.
“Helping cities achieve their smart city aspirations with our catalog of infrastructure products and services is a focal point of our mission at Comptek. We’re proud to be able to play a significant role in the efforts to close the digital divide in New York City,” said Comptek CEO Jim Lockwood.
“Comptek has played an integral role in the launch of Link5G in New York City. Throughout the design and initial implementation processes of the Link5G kiosk, our experience working alongside Comptek has been one of collaboration and partnership. We’re thrilled with the result and excited to showcase Link5G across New York and across the country.” said Ray LaChance, ZenFi Networks co-Founder and CEO.
The company also highlighted that hybrid smart poles can be reconfigured or upgraded as required throughout their life cycle as the wireless operators and cities’ technologies mature and change.