Enersphere launches new ePole product line

The ePole Multi Tenant Solution, "ePole MTS," is now available for mobile operators and tower companies to add underlay, i.e. small cell coverage and capacity, to existing networks while reducing time to market. With the ePole MTS, mobile network operators can add multiple frequency bands to a single ePole solution and tower companies can add a second tenant to a single ePole solution.

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Congested Networks, Data Traffic Jams, what are Mobile Operators to do?

There may be no single answer to the problem of congested mobile networks, but operators should at least be trying to do more with the available options at hand. While mobile traffic poses its challenges, stationary traffic in a mobile network increases the challenge of data traffic management even more.

It is a well-known fact that mobile operators are limited by a finite amount of resources and capital. As network congestion becomes increasingly problematic and expectations for premium quality of service and quality of experience rise, operators need to find innovative solutions to address these issues.

Managing Mobile Networks in Large Crowds

The challenge of managing mobile networks when customers are stationary such as in stadium parking lots, parks, social gathering spots and even political rallies confronts mobile operators every day. The cost of deploying traditional Cells on Wheels (COWS) has long been the temporary approach to this network capacity challenge.

As data traffic rises and the risk of congestion grows, supplementing macro networks with underlay and small cells is an effective way to provide capacity for stationary traffic. 

Imagine a cost effective solution to address static capacity demands which will allow improved quality of service, increased data speeds and offload for your Macro site. 

The ePole Provides Customer Satisfaction!

The ePole, an underlay and small cell mobile infrastructure solution, is designed specifically to address on the biggest challenges of every mobile operator: Customer Satisfaction.

Keeping customers connected with data speeds that allow them to manage their life even when there is a high demand on the mobile network is a key factor to customer satisfaction and loyalty.

The ePole provides not just a technical solution, but also a financial solution to your traffic capacity needs. It provides a rapid payback on investment while satisfying the data demands of the customer.

The ePole provides a new solution for the FCC orders affecting your municipality and utility.

The increasing demand for better mobile coverage and data capacity has been addressed by the FCC with several orders including Order 14-153 and 11-50, allowing mobile network operators the ability to attach small cells and other wireless facilities to community’s utility poles, light poles and road signs.

The good news is that municipalities may continue to require mobile operators to comply with “generally applicable” building, structural, electrical and safety codes with regard to the pole attachments. In addition, municipalities have the right to require that all small cell installations are architecturally and aesthetically consistent with their community. However, the order does state that municipalities cannot unreasonably delay these deployments by imposing a moratorium.  Electric utilities can also require mobile operators to comply with structural, electrical and safety standards that are consistent with the electric utility industry.

Not only has the FCC changed how utilities regulate what gets attached to their poles, but they have also made it easier for mobile operators to attach what they want and where they want it, even allowing them access to pole tops.

For municipalities, the FCC Orders are going to affect the look and feel of communities across the country and not necessarily for the better. Cities are starting to see pole attachments pop up everywhere, changing the aesthetics of the town. On a positive note, municipalities have the ability to change their town ordinances to better reflect what they want their community to look like while still installing small cells to improve their mobile coverage and data capacity. By writing ordinances in such a way as to require a standardized stealth solution…municipalities can and should take control over the situation at hand.

The ePole® provides this standardized stealth solution that not only benefits municipalities, but also electric utilities and mobile network operators. The ePole is an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly, safe and economical solution to these problems and it is the ONLY integrated small cell that can be used as a replacement for utility distribution poles. The ePole brings a standard solution for an installation that not only meets the requirements from the FCC Orders, but also those of the utility industry. 

Keith Cowan joins Board of Directors for Enersphere Communications

Keith Cowan, CEO of Cowan Consulting Corporation, has recently joined Enersphere's Board of Directors and will be assisting Enersphere as they move into the next stage of commercial deployments of their outdoor small cell infrastructure, the ePole in the United States. Keith's background in developing products, services and business models to serve companies in the telecommunications and cable industries will help bring Enersphere and the ePole into focus as a solution to meet the increasing data and coverage demands. 

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