ODAS / SMALL-CELL
Back Bay DAS
The project included installing 15 custom light poles to replace existing ones throughout the Back-Bay area. The team coordinated: Boston Police Department details; cranes to remove and install light poles; bucket trucks to remove and install; and a civil construction crew to dig up and repair streets after new pole and concrete bases were installed. All poles contained a specialized base with Radio head units, capable of handling multi-carrier traffic, wired with the city power feed to the old pole and meters installed at each; as well as fiber optic cable taken in from a buried Hand hole box in the street. Antennas were mounted atop the poles and original light pole arms and functioning lights were field adapted and replaced to match the ones that were removed.
Central Artery Tunnel DAS
TCI installed a state-of-the-art Distributed Antenna Communications System in the central artery tunnel system in downtown Boston, MA. The systems were comprised of 43 fibers fed Andrew ION-M remote units located throughout the tunnel, which in turn fed 161 distributed antennas via coax cables. Installation of this system was done entirely off hours using union labor and involved the shutdown of Route 93 both North and South traffic, as well as various off ramps during the duration of the project. This project was built over the course of one year at a cost of over $5 Million.