Advanced management solutions create opportunities for utility pole infrastructure owners.
New regulations, new business opportunities, and new technologies have raised the stakes for utility pole infrastructure owners to transform their approaches to managing these assets. One major catalyst for these developments is the emergence of 5G cellular mobile technology, which will rely on small cells to deliver high data rates, low latency, energy savings, expanded system capacity, and massive device connectivity.
But pole owners see other benefits in updating their management systems, including centralized asset management, improved coordination among joint owners of pole structures, streamlined workflows, and automated reporting. Best-in-class pole management systems support geospatial mapping, to give pole owners visibility to asset age, condition, and loading characteristics by location. This, in turn, helps systemize maintenance, leasing programs, and disaster protocols.