Paving The Road to Inevitability
With an estimated 310 million wireless subscribers and 250 million connected cars forecast to roll off the assembly line, wireless and broadband services along Americas roads and transportation rights of way are increasingly crucial elements of the evolving ecosystem as carriers and content providers look for ways to reach their subscribers along America's travel routes.
Historically, the amount of time it takes to acquire the access rights ranges from 12 months to 2 years from the point of first contact and most often, the time, cost and resources required have caused carriers to install their equipment and facilities on traditional cell towers located on private property due to the high degree of difficulty and relatively low probability of success.
Traditional cell towers will always be an integral component of wireless networks but low power small cells have a more limited effective range and will need to be placed much closer to the subscriber. Over the next decade, all of the wireless carriers will need to deploy hundreds of thousands of small cells to recover capacity from their core networks.
The inevitability of the widespread adoption of low power, ultra-high capacity small cells and placement of fiber optic cable along transportation rights of way are the primary drivers behind the market demand for infrastructure and right of way access.
Neo Networks' Open Access and VIP Programs Benefit Both the Transportation Agency and the Carriers.
Neo Networks offers Transportation agencies several ways of managing and monetizing access to their assets, infrastructure and rights of way. By leveraging best practices that comply with all Federal orders and State laws, our Open Access and VIP asset and infrastructure management programs create an incremental, cumulative recurring revenue stream that can be used to help fund Intelligent Transportation Systems and other strategic initiatives that are currently out of reach due to budgetary constraints.
The carriers and their contractors also benefit by being able to access an inventory of hundreds of thousands of existing structures that can be acquired quickly at commercially reasonable rates, terms and conditions using standardized agreements, sound engineering and construction standards and clear permitting requirements that lower deployment cost, accelerate time to market and minimize the dilution of resources through our virtual acquisition, lease and licensing program.
Progressive Transportation agencies that subscribe to NeoNet VIP infrastructure and asset management services are provided with a cost free, 100% success-based method of compiling and documenting the existing inventory of vertical assets and infrastructure, property individual site and property profiles that are prepared and uploaded into www.NeoNetWerx.com, multi-level promotion and marketing, leasing and licensing services and the ongoing asset and infrastructure management and contracts administration.
Creating Value from Idle Assets and Infrastructure
Street lights, traffic signal poles, highway signage and support poles are becoming highly sought after for their ability to host low power small cells and wireless devices that are needed for a growing list of existing and emerging technologies.
Lateral access and conduits along the transportation rights of way are also in demand for the placement of fiber optic cable and electrical wiring and placement of new poles where existing poles and alternative infrastructure is unavailable can also be monetized by agreement.
Technology and Revenue Benefits
Transportation agencies nationwide can unlock the revenue potential that can be created by making their existing structures and real estate holdings commercially available.
These newly created revenue streams can also be increased by providing site data, inventory and business terms through an active promotion and marketing program that responds directly to the carriers and encourages the use of available inventory in large volumes by establishing and adopting a rate structure.
Transportation agencies that institute effective and socially responsible infrastructure, asset and access management policies and procedures help their community by minimizing the number of new cell towers being constructed in residential neighborhoods and by minimizing the placement of new poles within the public and utility rights of way.
Transportation rights of way are the ideal locations for carriers and broadband services providers to place their fiber optic networks and equipment as large numbers of subscribers are captive inside of their vehicles.
Within the transportation rights of way, carrier equipment and antenna systems are largely ignored as they are installed amid the urban clutter, on or near the countless other poles, signs and electronic devices that are already in place.
Developed Infrastructure Enables Intelligent Transportation Systems
Progressive and innovative Transportation agencies can not only create an organic, cumulative recurring revenue stream, but the developed infrastructure combined with the recurring revenue streams can be used to fund strategic technology initiatives such as Intelligent Transportation Systems, Dedicated, Short Range Communications ("DSRC") and Connected Car Technology, 4.9 GHz Public Safety Communications, Municipal Wi Fi, Traffic Monitoring and Surveillance, Digital Media, Telemetry, Telematics and Emergency Services Dispatch networks that have been delayed or underfunded and previously out of reach due to budgetary constraints.
Managing Access in a Rapidly Changing Regulatory Environment
As the regulatory environment continues to evolve, telecommunications facilities, including fiber optic networks, traditional landline, wireless and broadband networks will need to be constructed along and within Transportation rights of way to support existing and emerging technology.
The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") and Federal Highway Administration ("FHWA") are becoming more actively involved in the administration of access to Transportation rights of way in an effort to ensure that the State, County and local administrators are adhering to their responsibilities as trustees over access to the rights of way and clarifying ambiguities within the new orders, laws, rules and guidelines that have historically been misinterpreted by even the most experienced regulatory attorneys.
Neo Networks Open Access and VIP programs can provide any Transportation Agency with the software, tools, resources, agreement templates and processes to ensure the rights of way are managed in compliance with Federal and State law, and that they attract carriers and broadband services providers' investment in the development of transportation assets and infrastructure.
Contact us today to discover all the ways Neo Networks can help.