Hosting telecommunications infrastructures in urban areas: evolution and criticalities
Hosting telecommunications infrastructures in the urban areas of beautiful Italian cities is finally possible thanks to the collaboration between La Sia and InfraSite®, manufacturer of the smart underground box.
The digital transition and the need for an increasingly connected Country brings a consequent increase in telecommunications infrastructures. In fact, this “evolution” can be made possible only through a widespread and extensive network, and its resultant impact on our cities.
Therefore, cities must prepare to face big changes and new challenges and be ready to find sustainable answers, getting closer and closer to the concept of Smart City.
Today we are more aware than ever that sustainability means resilience, competitiveness, risk reduction, but also attention to urban heritage. Even greater attention if we are talking about a context of such historical-artistic value, such as that which characterizes most Italian cities.
The philosophy of La SIA and the partnership with Infrasite
La Sia, which has always been a spokesman for “transversal” innovation, capable of crossing technological and socio-cultural needs, is betting on technologies capable of interpreting the changes brought about by the digital era. Hence the commercial partnership with InfraSite®, an American company that engineers and produces technologies for the world of telecommunications. InfraSite® has developed and patented a product that enables the installation of infrastructure, cellular poles and other public services in locations with high installation criticality, such as city centers, historic districts and residential areas.
Infrasite technology and Smart Box
InfraSite® technology uses a unique lift approach in an underground Smart Box where equipment and devices can be located serving the telecommunications and smart city infrastructure. The product’s innovative design allows it to fit discreetly into a smaller footprint and can offer an infinite variety of above-ground distribution elements. The underground smart box, in addition to minimizing the visual impact, ensures safety and security for the equipment placed inside. In fact, the contents inside the box, thanks to its high-strength =structure and underground location, are protected from fire, flooding, moisture, dust, extreme weather conditions and vandalism. Equipment security is further ensured through sensors that can be remotely controled and monitored via App or website.
With InfraSite® technology, partnerships with municipalities can be expanded to eliminate the traditional space allocation process and planning issues, improving community service capabilities while leaving the face of our neighbourhoods unaltered.