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SON ENABLED SMART POLE
(PATENT PENDING)
SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea
Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com
Table of Contents
1. Introduction ........................
SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea
Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com
1. Introduction
With small cells, outdoor city Wi-Fi an...
SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea
Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com
2. What is a Smart Pole
A multifunctional pole designed...
SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea
Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com
3. Smart Pole and Concerns
Smart poles as a concept is ...
SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea
Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com
4. Smartest Pole:
A) Height of Transmitter /Antenna can...
SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea
Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com
When required the height with internally hydraulics mot...
SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea
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Figure 8: No-Peak Hour One Cell’s Transmission with Ext...
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SON Enabled Smarted Poles

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Smart poles as a concept is not new but is getting extremely popular with Smart cities and Small cells. Penetration of smart phones and exponential growth of data consumption has pushed operators to deploy more sites to meet both coverage and capacity requirements. Interference and frequency re-use limitation stops operators to deploy more high-power macro sites and hence operators are moving towards low power solutions to cover hotspots.

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SON Enabled Smarted Poles

  1. 1. SON ENABLED SMART POLE (PATENT PENDING)
  2. 2. SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com Table of Contents 1. Introduction ..............................................................................................................................................2 2. What is a Smart Pole.................................................................................................................................3 3. Smart Pole and Concerns..........................................................................................................................4 4. Smartest Pole:...........................................................................................................................................5 5. Smartest Pole and SON Operation............................................................................................................6 Table of Figure Figure 1: Kiosk Machine...............................................................................................................................2 Figure 2: Electric Pole with Wireless Equipment .........................................................................................2 Figure 3: Smart Pole with Multi-Purpose Application..................................................................................3 Figure 4: Default Pole Design.......................................................................................................................5 Figure 5: Smart Pole Design with Extension Mechanism.............................................................................5 Figure 6: Smart Pole Design with Extension Mechanism.............................................................................6 Figure 7: Peak Hour All Cell’s Transmission .................................................................................................6 Figure 8: No-Peak Hour One Cell’s Transmission with Extended Coverage ................................................7 Figure 9: Remote Azimuth Control ..............................................................................................................7
  3. 3. SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com 1. Introduction With small cells, outdoor city Wi-Fi and Hyper dense network deployments operators are exploring and deploying much more than orthodox telecom towers. As being said: “unlike old days where users use to search and move closer to network now networks are moving closer to users”, to provide QOS and seamless experience. Operators are deploying small cells, Wi-Fi, LPWAN (Low power Wireless access networks) on new street furniture such as on Flyover pillars, Kiosk machines, electricity poles and smart poles. Figure 1: Kiosk Machine Google’s Deployment in NYC using Intersection Kiosk’s Image Source: https://www.intersection.com/ Figure 2: Electric Pole with Wireless Equipment
  4. 4. SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com 2. What is a Smart Pole A multifunctional pole designed with host of technologies and utilities such as Access Network (Small cell, Wi-Fi), IOT (detectors, sensors and communication), Green energy (Solar power, Efficient LED lights) , Sensors, Advertisement, Citizen interactions etc. Intelligent, multifunctional or smart light poles, which can help solve many urban problems due to their ability to incorporate software controls, electronics and sensors that can receive and transmit data. They can improve parking and traffic management through real-time data, leading to a reduction in congestion and emissions. Intelligent poles can also monitor air quality, detect and notify officials about street flooding or be turned into charging stations for electric vehicles. The smart poles have been designed from conception with modular multi-functional components. There is no limit to the potential features and functions that can be integrated into the intelligent light poles. Figure 3: Smart Pole with Multi-Purpose Application Image Source: http://smart.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/smart-street-lighting/
  5. 5. SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com 3. Smart Pole and Concerns Smart poles as a concept is not new but is getting extremely popular with Smart cities and Small cells. Penetration of smart phones and exponential growth of data consumption has pushed operators to deploy more sites to meet both coverage and capacity requirements. Interference and frequency re-use limitation stops operators to deploy more high-power macro sites and hence operators are moving towards low power solutions to cover hotspots. A) With increase in number of cells it is becoming even more difficult to manage and monitor these cells; hence operators are dependent heavily on automation or Self optimizing networks, SON. With Artificial intelligence and Machine learning the automation is destined to become smarter and independent. B) Another important area of concern is Energy conservation and OPEX involved. Although small cells consume lesser power and indoor small cells can take power from the enterprise building but the outdoor small cells and APs require power and even during non-peak hours they consume power. C) Optimization is limited to transmit power and Tilts. During our research, we came up with a new smart pole design (Patent Applied/Pending) which will help solving all the three critical issues which operators are facing or will face in future. The design is completely conceptual at this stage and we are open to do partnership and collaboration if anyone finds it interesting. The poles/smart poles as of now are of static heights and that too 6 to 15 meters of height because of both aesthetics and lower Transmit power of equipment. During Network busy hour/ Peak load time, the operators have to provide capacity and hence have deployed more and more cells. But during non-peak hours, there can few towers with less or no load, hence they can be shut down with help of SON such tat the nearby cells can compensate of the coverage (SON features: Energy Saving, Coverage hole mitigation, Coverage capacity optimization). Till now, the design was such that operators for optimization can only change few configuration parameters such as Transmit power or Tilt (Up-Down Tilt via E-Tilt or Mechanical tilt, more on the article). We are proposing a revolutionary new design (we are not aware if there already exist similar design), which can change height of the Transmit Antennas/Tower along with the Azimuth can be changes remotely too.
  6. 6. SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com 4. Smartest Pole: A) Height of Transmitter /Antenna can be changed thus making sure, the Coverage is enhanced when low traffic cells are on energy saving mode. B) Change in Azimuth as in when required due to new cell deployment, optimization, cover special event etc. Figure 4: Default Pole Design Original/ by default height would be as per the normal deployment and as per city requirements aesthetically and hotspot coverage area planned by operator. Figure 5: Smart Pole Design with Extension Mechanism
  7. 7. SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com When required the height with internally hydraulics motors can be changed remotely. The adjustable cable/fiber roles will take care of cable extension. Figure 6: Smart Pole Design with Extension Mechanism Not event that, the individual elements mounted can be also have variable height as shown in diagram above. 5. Smartest Pole and SON Operation Consider an example as shown in figure #7, there 4 small cells/smart poles deployed in an area. At peak hours all four are transmitting, at non –peak hour one of the smart pole which have this capability to change height (also power if budget is available) can cover the area earlier covered by all cells as shown in figure#8. . Figure 7: Peak Hour All Cell’s Transmission
  8. 8. SON Enabled Smarted Pole Design Idea Copyright 2017 Techplayon.com Figure 8: No-Peak Hour One Cell’s Transmission with Extended Coverage Figure 9: Remote Azimuth Control With this pole design way: • We can save energy required for 3 smart poles and small cells as shown in example • Switch to coverage mode from capacity. • We can change or optimize Azimuth during regular optimization or in case there is any obstruction (Shown in figure #9) Please reach out if you have inputs, suggestions or wish to collaborate to make this a reality.

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