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New York City approves ConcealFab 5G Radio Shroud for application


New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) has approved the ConcealFab 5G Radio Shroud design for deploying 5G service across the city.

ConcealFab has collaborated with Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) to enable ConcealFab’s 5G Radio Concealment Shroud to efficiently package a sizable amount of 5G mmW radio equipment, 4G radios and interconnection cables whilst ensuring optimal RF performance.

“To tackle network density – one of the biggest 5G hurdles – operators need to deliver 5G by installing large amounts of equipment, without visual impact. We’re delighted to have worked with ConcealFab on a solution that addresses this to let 5G reach its full potential,” said Mo Bhuyan, Director at RFS.

“Using RFS’s patented diplexers, which are the size of an apple, we have been able to accommodate the carrier’s equipment configurations within the stringent form-factor and size constraints of the DoITT shroud,” added William Pounds, ConcealFab Executive VP.

As 5G uses high-frequency energy to transmit and receive voice and data, ConcealFab’s proprietary shroud materials had to optimise signal strength whilst protecting the equipment from weather and environmental exposure in a compact and easy to service configuration. Testing has proven maximum RF performance from ConcealFab’s proprietary clearWaveTM radome material. Operators can now mount on a variety of new or existing pole types, in both the communication and power spaces, in 360-degrees of azimuth orientation. The familiar shape of the DoITT Shroud is widely used for 4G deployments, and the 5G Concealment Shroud’s attachment to one pole quadrant meets Utility pole climbing requirements.

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