CWC20107 4G/5G Small Cell infrastructure
Main contract details
The City of Wolverhampton Council are inviting proposals for the installation of 4G/5G Small Cell infrastructure from Code Operators seeking to deploy their technology in Wolverhampton. Full details are in the Wolverhampton Digital Infrastructure Toolkit. Code Operators should register an expression of interest on the portal in order to access the toolkit and then submit a completed Expression of Interest (see Annex 1 of the Toolkit) via the portal. If you need to talk to us about completing the expression of interest, please send a message via the portal. Completed expressions of interest should also be submitted through the portal. The City of Wolverhampton Council are proactively supporting the rollout of futureproofed digital infrastructure, as set out in Wolverhampton’s Digital Infrastructure Strategy, in order to enhance mobile and broadband connectivity to residents and businesses. We recognise that futureproofed Digital infrastructure is the backbone of a modern thriving economy driving productivity and spreading growth and in delivering effective and efficient public services. Covid-19 accelerated the adoption of digital services which are considered critical to level-up our economy to power economic and social recovery. Wolverhampton Digital Infrastructure Strategy sets out our approach to supporting the rollout of full fibre broadband and wireless connectivity including 5G by: • maximising use of our assets including opening out our street furniture assets to Code Operators to support the rollout • simplify processes and procedures to support the rollout. The City of Wolverhampton Council has adopted a non-exclusive, open access approach to Telecommunications Operators in order to maintain openness and transparency on the basis of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) guidance. Guidance published by the DCMS paves the way for “a clear and transparent process for industry and government”. Wolverhampton City Council has developed this Digital Infrastructure Toolkit as a non-exclusive, open access approach to Telecommunication Operators. The length of agreements can cover a minimum term of 5 years and a maximum term of up to 12 years.
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From 18/12/2020 14:00 to 31/03/2021 12:00