Services




Axicom Steel Jacket

Kew North, Vic

SUMMARY

  • Patented steel jacket upgrade adds capacity or height to existing towers.
  • Solution is faster,cheaper and less disruptive than traditional pole swaps.
  • Jacket is constructed from the foundation up as a complimenting structure.
  • Supports all existing loads on the pole as well as future deployments with additional sections.
  • Axicom’s steel jacket solution offers savings of up to $150,000 per site.

Challenge

As the existing site was running through an underground easement, any movement of the pole to deploy new technology would have necessitated a full site relocation.

If relocation were a feasible option, complex works associated to underground easements, footing, property and RF architecture would have to be completed at significant cost.

Solution

After considering a pole swap, Axicom’s steel jacket solution was chosen, avoiding the need for a site relocation and a new pole being commissioned.

This mitigated many challenges, including RF redesigns to enable adjacent cells to remain,

Axicom’s steel jacket solution avoided the need for a site relocation and a new pole being commissioned.

decommissioning of the existing structure, and the reinstatement of equipment.

RESULTS

Axicom’s Steel Jacket solution allowed the site to be upgraded within 16 weeks, as opposed to a site relocation, which on average incurs a lead-time of approximately 6-12 months.

During the deployment of the jacket there was no disruption to mission critical technology on the tower, whilst creating 100% capacity for future deployments to be undertaken with additional sections.

Axicom’s steel jacket solution creates additional capacity, making it a cost effective pole swap alternative offering savings of up to $150,000 per site.