Improve Capacity and Coverage in Dense Urban Environments

In the most crowded urban centers, get fast and easy access to street-level locations for wireless infrastructure with the Smart Fusion Pole, an industry-first solution co-developed by American Tower and Signify (formerly Philips Lighting).

The Smart Fusion Pole replaces traditional streetlight poles with an aesthetically pleasing design that brings together energy-efficient LED lighting and wireless communications infrastructure fully integrated within the pole, including antennas and radios. The Smart Fusion Pole is designed to be a multitenant solution for mobile operators.

With the Smart Fusion Pole, mobile operators can efficiently scale small cell deployments in cities. At the same time, making it easier for them to work with cities to deliver smart city applications in a collaborative manner.

Optimize Small Cell Deployments

Predictable and scalable small cell deployments allow for speed to market, while eliminating the burdensome task associated with finding individual sites and securing rights. We provide access to thousands of locations for deploying Smart Fusion Poles.

Design for Flexibility

Strengthen your competitive edge with access to prime, street-level wireless sites needed to advance your urban telecom strategy.

The wireless radios in the Smart Fusion Pole support the 4G LTE frequency bands that mobile operators use today, including the LAA band in the 5.8 GHz range, as well as emerging bands, such as the CBRS in the 3.5 GHz range.

The Smart Fusion Pole features a plug-and-play design, making it easy to install small cell equipment from major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), while supporting emerging technologies, such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Power the Smart City

Use Smart Fusion Poles to conceal wireless communications equipment needed for smart city applications in plain sight. Now, cities and mobile operators can work together to enable IoT applications to further their green initiatives:

  • Reduce the number of cars on crowded urban streets
  • Provide city residents access to intelligent transit solutions
  • Reduce fuel consumption and operating hours for city vehicles with fleet management applications
  • Reduce road congestion and pollution with connected traffic lights and smart parking applications
  • Optimize use of resources with energy, water, and gas metering and management applications

With the Smart Fusion Pole, smart city applications will become a reality. At the same time, cities can reduce energy costs for street lighting by more than 50 percent1 with new energy-efficient LED lighting that is crisper, cleaner, and far more welcoming at night.

1Signify research


Connecting the Smart City

Connecting the Smart City


Our alliance with Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, is enabling broadband connectivity for mobile network densification and smart city applications.


Smart Fusion Pole: Solution Overview Guide

Smart Fusion Pole: Solution Overview Guide


A first-of-its-kind smart pole combining energy-efficient lighting and wireless infrastructure to support multiple mobile network operators for the digital transformation of cities.


Smart Fusion Pole: Enabling Connected Cities

Smart Fusion Pole: Connecting the Smart City


Wireless infrastructure solution making the vision of tomorrow’s smart city possible today by enabling enhanced broadband connectivity, IoT services, and smart city applications.


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