Across the United States, clunky 4G cell towers are often “in disguise” with regional foliage. Conifers are attached to sites in the northeast. In the south, they are decorated to resemble palm trees. And then there are the cacti in the West. In some cases, the equipment is tucked away in the bell towers of existing churches, the signs in the town square and on the side of historic monuments. On agricultural land, 4G compatible water towers are installed as props to make it look like part of the landscape.
But with the deployment of 5G, the next generation of wireless speed, cities like Scottsdale will rely less on elaborate cover-ups and more on a piece of architecture that has been a mainstay in urban and suburban environments for over a century: street lamps.
It’s not as creative as hiding the technology …
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