Kahramaa Compound Tower Agreement

11 12 2020

Two thumbs up from NATE and WIA “On behalf of NATE`s 1,000 federal member companies, we applaud Commissioner Carr and his FCC colleagues for their proactive cooperation with CHPA and NCSHPO officials to agree on this reasonable agreement,” said President and CEO Todd Schlekeway. FCC member Brendan Carr announced today that the Commission, the Advisory Council for the Conservation of Historic Monuments (ACHP) and the National Conference of State History Conservation Officers (NCSHPO) have reached an agreement that supports the construction of wireless infrastructure while continuing to protect historic real estate. “In combination with the FCC`s proposed assembly extension control rule, the road is cleared for generator location, mobile edge computing, quarrying, competitive operating equipment and much more. With the regulations, it removes federal and local roadblocks for the equipment needed to maximize the benefits of 5G in the United States and win the global race for 5G.” Today`s amendment resolves this inconsistency by reconciling the colocation of the NPA with the revision of the tower amendment. Streamlining small site extensions is essential to building 5G and ensuring the safety of infrastructure failures. Providers are adding more and more mobile edge-computing and backup power features that often require small site extensions. With today`s agreement, the FCC, ACHP and NCSHPO are helping to improve service while encouraging the reuse of existing radio towers, rather than encouraging the development of redundant structures. The NPA co-location establishes lean revisions for infrastructure projects covered by this agreement. The amendment updates the verification process for co-location (or the addition of wireless devices on existing tower sites). Previously, a co-location project involving excavations outside the tower`s current site was not qualified for the optimized verification process put in place by the NPA co-location.

This was at odds with the optimized verification process that applies when providers initiate and replace a wireless structure – a process that allows for deployment and searching up to 30 feet outside the site. “This is an extremely important agreement to ensure that our infrastructure policy is up to the challenges and opportunities of 5G,” said Commissioner Brendan Carr, who led the Commission`s efforts to modernise the Commission`s wireless infrastructure. “This is a reasonable approach to promoting co-locations that do not require tower replacement.