United States 5G Mobile Wireless Access Case Study

Verizon Wireless & City of Providence, RI

PRODUCT CODE: US5GMWACS3-S-2020

Publisher EJL Wireless Research
Published in May 2020
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This report provides an analysis of the outdoor 5G mobile wireless access (MWA) network for Verizon Wireless and the City of Providence, RI. The report focuses on the following issues:
  • Survey the geo location of each 5G radio site
  • Determine the total number of sites and 5G radios deployed
  • Analyze the type of poles used
  • Analyze the type of 5G radios used and how many per site
  • Analyze the types of buildings targeted for service
  • Better understand the issues of collocation with existing 4G LTE small cells
Features
  • 5G Site Maps
  • Deployment Analysis of 5G Sites
  • Case Study 1: 5G Site with Wireless Facilities Pole Type
  • Case Study 2: 5G Site with Wooden Utility Pole Type
Total Pages: 44
Total Exhibits: 41
Total Tables: 3
Publication Date: May 2020

The dataset product provides the following data points for the 5G network:
  • 5G Radio Node Site Number
  • 5G Radio Node Latitude Coordinate
  • 5G Radio Node Longitude Coordinate
  • 5G Radio Node Street Address/Nearest Cross Street
  • 5G Radio Node US Zip Code

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .............. 4
Summary .................. 5
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ........... 6
Outdoor Small Cell Site Definitions: ............ 9
CHAPTER 1: 5G IN THE UNITED STATES ........ 12
U.S. Mobile Operator 5G Strategies ........... 13
Small Cells Critical for microwave/mmWave 5G networks ........ 13
New Potential 5G NR Mid-Band Spectrum ............ 14
CHAPTER 2: VERIZON WIRELESS 5G MOBILE SERVICE ...... 15
5G eMBB Services Launched ............ 15
CHAPTER 3: CITY OF PROVIDENCE 5G MOBILE NETWORK ...... 17
Example of Colocated 4G/5G Small Cell Site ........... 22
Fiber Optic Requirements for ARS .............. 23
Upper South Providence ............... 25
Lower South Providence ............... 28
Elmwood .................. 29
Mount Hope ................ 30
College Hill .................. 31
Smith Hill ................. 32
Elmhurst .................. 33
CHAPTER 4: 5G SITE CASE STUDY 1 ......... 34
CHAPTER 5: 5G SITE CASE STUDY 2 ......... 39

TABLES

Table 1: Example 5G Site Dataset ................ 6
Table 2: U.S. Mobile Operator 5G Spectrum Holdings .............. 12
Table 3: Verizon 5G Mobile Network Vendors-Phase 2 ............. 15

EXHIBITS

Exhibit 1: 5G Radio Node Site ................... 7
Exhibit 2: Direction of Azimuth Coverage for 5G Radio Node, Radio 1 ......... 8
Exhibit 3: Direction of Azimuth Coverage for 5G Radio Node, Radio 2 ......... 8
Exhibit 4: Street Light Pole Site Example ............... 9
Exhibit 5: Traffic Signal Light Pole Site Example ................ 10
Exhibit 6: Wooden Utility Pole Site Example ............... 10
Exhibit 7: Wireless Facilities Pole Site Example .............. 11
Exhibit 8: Verizon Wireless Coverage Map for Providence ............ 17
Exhibit 9: Providence City Neighborhood Districts ............. 18
Exhibit 10: Providence Verizon 5G Mobile Sites by Neighborhoods (Units) .......... 19
Exhibit 11: Providence Verizon 5G Mobile Radios by Neighborhoods (Units) ........ 19
Exhibit 12: Providence Verizon 5G Mobile Sites by Radio Count (Units) ........ 20
Exhibit 13: Providence Verizon 5G Mobile Sites by Site Type (Units) ......... 20
Exhibit 14: Providence Verizon 5G Mobile Sites by Host Type (Units) ........ 21
Exhibit 15: Providence Verizon 5G Mobile Sites by Vendor Type (Units) .......... 21
Exhibit 16: Example of Colocated 4G/5G Small Cell Site in Providence ......... 22
Exhibit 17: 4G Quasi Omni Antenna ................. 23
Exhibit 18: Ericsson AIR5121 ARS Cable Diagram ............. 24
Exhibit 19: Samsung AT1K01-A00 ARS Cable Diagram ............ 24
Exhibit 20: City of Providence Upper South Providence Neighborhood Verizon 5G Mobile Site Locations .. 25
Exhibit 21: Upper South Providence 4G Small Cell #1 .............. 26
Exhibit 22: Upper South Providence 4G Small Cell #2 .............. 26
Exhibit 23: Upper South Providence 4G Small Cell #3 .............. 27
Exhibit 24: City of Providence Lower South Providence Neighborhood Verizon 5G Mobile Site Locations .. 28
Exhibit 25: City of Providence Elmwood Neighborhood Verizon 5G Mobile Site Locations ..... 29
Exhibit 26: City of Providence Mount Hope Neighborhood Verizon 5G Mobile Site Locations .... 30
Exhibit 27: City of Providence College Hill Neighborhood Verizon 5G Mobile Site Locations ..... 31
Exhibit 28: City of Providence Smith Hill Neighborhood Verizon 5G Mobile Site Locations .... 32
Exhibit 29: City of Providence Elmhurst Neighborhood Verizon 5G Mobile Site Locations ..... 33
Exhibit 30: COLH4 5G Radio Site Example ............... 34
Exhibit 31: COLH4 Site Coverage Area and Radio Azimuths ............ 35
Exhibit 32: View from Site COLH4 for Radio Sector α ............ 36
Exhibit 33: View from Site COLH4 for Radio Sector β ............ 36
Exhibit 34: View from Site COLH4 for Radio Sector γ ............ 37
Exhibit 35: Site COLH4 Radio Clearance from Power Line ............ 37
Exhibit 36: Site COLH4 in August 2019 ................ 38
Exhibit 37: MTHP4 5G Radio Site Example .............. 39
Exhibit 38: MTHP4 Site Coverage Area and Radio Azimuths ............ 40
Exhibit 39: View from Site MTHP4 for Radio Sector α ............ 41
Exhibit 40: View from Site MTHP4 for Radio Sector β ............ 41
Exhibit 41: View from Site MTHP4 for Radio Sector γ ............ 42

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