Digital Locations, an aggregator and developer of cell tower sites for 5G wireless communications, commented in a prepared statement that an agreement between Verizon and Honda to study how 5G connectivity coupled with edge computing could allow for faster communication among cars, pedestrians and infrastructure demonstrates the need to dramatically increase the number of 5G cell tower sites.
The goal of the study, the statement reads, is to discover how enhanced communications transmitted via 5G wireless signals and processed at the edge ultimately could allow cars to avoid collisions and hazards and find safer routes. In order to make this a reality, 5G antennas must be spaced every few hundred feet apart on roads throughout the country, according to Digital Locations.
“The recent agreement between Honda and Verizon comes as very welcome news to Digital Locations,” said Bill Beifuss, the company’s president. “The major carriers need a creative and streamlined solution to identify and activate real estate sites that can support such an increased demand in 5G infrastructure. Our more than 110,000 pre-qualified wireless cell sites and patented software make it easy for carriers to identify, analyze and activate sites to meet the increased demand for 5G.”
Beifuss added, “Digital Locations is primed to support Verizon and Honda’s mission as most of our 5G sites are situated on roads and highways throughout the country. These strategically located assets could make it much easier for carriers and car companies to gather and process vital data at the edge.”
A company statement reads that 5G wireless networks are expected to be 100 times faster than current 4G LTE networks. According to the company, this will enable what it called global-scale, killer applications such as self-driving cars, the internet of things (IOT), mobile streaming of 4K videos, real-time hologram-based collaboration and lag-free high definition gaming. To realize this vision, the company explained, many new 5G antennas are needed because high-frequency 5G signals cannot travel farther than 100 meters. It is estimated that more than 1 million new 5G cell towers must be added in the United States, according to Digital Locations.
“We currently have rights to more than 110,000 pre-qualified wireless cell sites that can be developed to help meet the demands of 5G networks,” the company statement reads. “Using our patented software system, network operators such as Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Sprint can easily contract with site owners all over the United States to quickly build out their wireless networks. Our goal is to continue to acquire the rights to more sites and become a landlord of tomorrow’s wireless communications assets.”
Source: Digital Locations