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Connected transportation is reshaping everything from fleet management and manufacturing supply chains, to ridesharing services. In the near future, every element of the transportation industry will be connected, tracked and measured for efficiency and performance. Connectivity requirements range from mission critical needs like Vehicle-to-Vehicle safety measures to more experiential applications like enhanced navigation, and infotainment for drivers and passengers. To get there will require careful planning and a comprehensive mix of infrastructure solutions.
- Connecting every piece: There’s no doubt that connected vehicles provide better experiences for passengers. But these connections become even more critical as connected, autonomous and remotely controlled vehicles take to the road and will require constant communication and real-time data analysis to navigate their surroundings. A combination of current and future wireless spectrum band, edge computing solutions, internet of things (IoT) systems and existing network infrastructure will be needed to bring this interconnected network to life.
- Building centralized systems: Sophisticated transportation systems will require centralized hubs to receive and process data and expand their scope beyond cars and trucks to drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
- Convergence of charging and connectivity: Experts fully expect autonomous vehicles to be electric. With a projected demand of 9.6 million charging ports needed by 2030, there’s an opportunity to create multipurpose solutions and reduce the infrastructure footprint. To deploy many of these systems at scale, connected charging stations will need to be built in places where people congregate—shopping and business districts, parking lots and the public right of way. These stations will help provide two critical purposes: connectivity and power.
- Ensuring safety: A strong network is needed to provide mission critical Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) connectivity, in order to keep drivers and passengers as safe as possible.
- Providing constant connectivity: For these modern transportation systems to be successful, consumers and business leaders need to have confidence that the networks they rely on are always up, without congestion or latency.
As the nation’s largest provider of shared communications infrastructure, we have comprehensive solutions—and existing federal, state and local contract vehicles—to take on the biggest challenges that face the transportation industry.
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New opportunity through connectivity.
As the transportation industry evolves, we can help enable better traffic management, safer streets, and more efficient fleet management—both locally and nationwide. Our infrastructure is located throughout the largest markets in the US—often in critical right of way routes along streets and highways. This puts us in a unique position to support every layer of the transportation and shipping industry. We’ll work with you to find the right connectivity, so you can deploy quickly and take advantage of new opportunities.
- Increased efficiency: Connected vehicles provide you with a constant stream of data that you can analyze and use to improve fleet management, routing and traffic management, distribution schedules, and more. For example, a local transportation agency may find that a less-used bus route may be better served by contracting with a ridesharing service—saving money and reducing environmental impact.
- Enhanced experiences: As wireless connectivity improves through 5G deployments, edge solutions, and further network densification, there will be an opportunity for better passenger experiences. Real-time, location-specific information helps riders plan better and minimize wait times. And new technologies like augmented reality (AR) can put useful information right in front of them. Once on board, in-vehicle infotainment and targeted advertising keeps riders engaged and opens up new revenue streams for your organization.
- Safer roads: Controlling and automating transportation reduces the opportunities for human error while decreasing the number of people in vehicles—contributing to safer streets and roads. With fewer accidents, and lower traffic congestion, response times for emergency vehicles will also decrease—potentially saving even more lives.
generated by one autonomous vehicle every day.1
is the expected reduction of accidents on motorways if sophisticated ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) are implemented in motor vehicles.2
charging stations will be needed by 2030.3
Your trusted partner, as you navigate the future.
The future of the transportation industry will largely rely on technologies that are just beginning to be deployed. Across the country, our towers, small cells and fiber are already being used to enable the advanced connectivity you’ll need.
- 5G: This new generation of wireless technology will provide the bandwidth you need to transmit high volumes of data wirelessly to and from your connected vehicles.
- Edge computing: By locating computing power right at the edge of the wireless network, you’ll be able to process large amounts of data with low latency. Edge solutions will be instrumental to the large-scale deployment of autonomous and connected vehicles.
- Advanced fiber networks: With practically unlimited bandwidth and unmatched speed, fiber will be crucial to the success of 5G networks, small cells and edge solutions that will support these advanced transportation systems.
- Colocation: By strategically placing infrastructure and equipment at existing data center locations and at critical network meet points, you’ll be able to process more data with lower response times.
Our infrastructure is essential to the successful deployment of these new technologies, as well as other advancements like IoT, AR and more.
How we work with you.
For over 25 years, we’ve been working with customers to build end-to-end communications infrastructure solutions. We’ll work closely with your business to understand your needs and design custom solutions for your unique priorities and challenges. We know the opportunities that a well-designed and maintained network can bring to your organization. That’s why we monitor your network around the clock through our state-of-the-art Network Operations Center. And as you continue to pursue new possibilities, we’ll be here ready to connect you to the technologies and innovations you need to stay ahead.
Let’s talk about your connectivity needs.
Your business is unique—and so are your connectivity needs. With an individualized approach, we’ll show you how our infrastructure solutions will serve you today and prepare you for tomorrow.
1 World Economic Forum, "Activating a Seamless Integrated Mobility System,” 2020
2 Automotive News, "New Auto Safety Technology Leaves Insurers in the Dark," 2019
3 Forth Mobility, “How Cities Can Lead the Way,” 2018