Market Consultation on 5G and Future Connectivity in Dublin

Market Consultation on 5G and Future Connectivity in Dublin

Dublin City Council has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) market consultation to gather feedback on the development of 5G and future connectivity in Dublin.

The importance of connectivity and telecoms infrastructure in our cities cannot be underestimated. In the current COVID-19 situation, we need to ensure that Dublin is future proofing its infrastructure to enable world-class connectivity that is fit for purpose in years to come.

This consultation will help us gain feedback on accessing street assets like traffic lights, as well as understand sentiments on sharing radio equipment between mobile operators in order to enable better connectivity.

Our recent “5G and Future Connectivity” discussion paper, examined the implications of mobile network densification and 5G for cities and towns across Ireland. The discussion paper identified the current state of the telecoms market in Ireland, and explored the challenges that local authorities are facing as they seek to support the deployment of telecoms infrastructure on publicly owned assets.

Through this Prior Information Notice (PIN), Dublin City Council is interested in hearing from the market with the intent of developing a further understanding of the following:

  • Current, medium and long-term telecoms requirements within Dublin City Council’s administrative area.
  • The suitability of small cell deployment models such as neutral host and shared infrastructure, outlined in the discussion paper, to enable large-scale rollout.
  • The implications of neutral hosting and active sharing on net neutrality, traffic management, security and market competition.
  • The implications of Article 57 of the European Electronics Code (Directive EU 2018/1972), which aims to simplify and accelerate small cell installations through a permit-exempt deployment regime.
  • The most appropriate ways to address access to Dublin City Council’s assets and requirements including fibre and power.
  • The best strategies to minimise road openings and address visual clutter.
  • Identification of commercial and revenue opportunities for the city and its residents, as well as potential use cases for the end-state network.
  • How to address the digital divide and social inclusion to ensure novel innovations and applications support all communities in Dublin.

To leave your feedback on this PIN, please visit the following link.