Ericsson Zero Sites, developed in conjunction with Philips, are advanced street lighting systems that incorporate Ericsson small cells. These multi-application pole solutions give municipalities and utilities the possibility to gain new revenues from site leasing. They incorporate LED street lighting, which can generate energy savings of 50-70 percent. The solution also enables network operators to meet citizens’ demands for connectivity everywhere to everything.
Ericsson small cells can also be fully contained in many different existing infrastructures, including bus stops, information kiosks, and billboards. Our latest innovation, together with telecom operator Swisscom, includes housing environmentally hardened radios in existing street manholes, which we call Vault Sites.
Connected street furniture, like connected bus stops and connected outdoor advertising, provides a great platform for offering seamless connectivity and digital services.
With underground vault sites, radios and antennas are mounted below street level, making it possible to use existing assets where fiber and power already exist.