The code operator will need to provide the council with the following information:
- scope of the project
- deployment approach
- technical information (technical information of the small cells to deploy, architecture)
- identified/pre-selected assets
- project timelines
- social impact
The council will introduce the operator to the asset maintenance provider which will be under a private finance initiative (PFI) agreement in future.
The code operator will be required to agree a scope of works and payment schedule with the maintenance provider before starting any works in relation to installation and maintenance of small cells on street assets (e.g. lamp columns).
This includes making street furniture assets available to Code Operators to support the rollout of small cell technologies.
This information will be shared with the planning and highways departments, who will review it and raise any potential concerns.
If required, a workshop will be arranged with all the stakeholders to address potential issues or gain a better understanding of the proposed solution.
We are asking code operators to aim for three months to unveil their design and three months to install. Land banking is not accepted.
The DCMS Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator programme is in place until March 2023.
Sitenna platform subscribers
As part of the ongoing DCMS Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator programme, Birmingham City Council is also making the city’s street furniture asset list available on the Sitenna platform.
Existing Sitenna subscribers can login to the Sitenna platform.
We are working with Sitenna to make the asset street view available for non-subscribers.
A link will be provided when available.