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CU Phosco Kicks Off 5G Revolution in Cologne with Smart Pole for European Football Championship

CU Phosco is delighted to announce the successful installation of its Connected
Urban smart pole in Cologne, Germany. This cutting-edge 5G streetlighting mast
was deployed just in time for the start of the European Football Championship,
marking a significant milestone in the evolution of urban mobile network

The Connected Urban smart pole, strategically located near Cologne Cathedral and
the central train station, is not just a high mast. It's a symbol of today's smart city
innovation, that serves one of the city's major fan zones on Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer.
This advanced solution provides both high-performance lighting and robust 5G
network capabilities, ensuring an enhanced mobile experience for thousands of
football fans and city residents.

The successful installation of the CU Phosco Connected Urban smart pole in
Cologne was a testament to the power of collaboration. Telecommunications
provider O 2 Telefónica, infrastructure specialist 5G Synergiewerk, NetCologne and
energy provider RheinEnergie all played a crucial role in this achievement,
demonstrating the strength of teamwork and shared vision.

Meeting the High Demand for Mobile Data During the European Championship
The Connected Urban smart pole is designed to handle high bandwidth demands,
offering seamless 5G and 4G/LTE connectivity for mobile telephony and data usage.
This deployment ensures that Cologne's mobile network is fully prepared to support
the influx of visitors during the European Championship. In addition, O 2 Telefónica
has implemented specific event parameters to optimise network performance during
this high-demand period.

Matthias Sauder, Director of Mobile Access & Transport Networks at O 2 Telefónica,
expressed his enthusiasm: "With the 5G streetlight mast, we are offering an even
better mobile network at Cologne Cathedral. Just in time for the European Football
Championship, our customers in Cologne can look forward to additional network
capacities. Football events frequently set new data records. Most recently, during the
Champions League final, we exceeded the one million gigabytes per hour mark."

A Collaborative Effort for Urban Connectivity

Ralf Gerbershagen, Managing Director of 5G Synergiewerk GmbH, emphasised the
collaborative effort behind the project: "We are proud of the new site in Cologne. At
19.3 meters high, we provide the most powerful 5G streetlight mast in Germany. This
project is a great example of what can be achieved when all parties work together:
We bring telecommunications providers, lighting technology experts and municipal
utilities together to advance urban 5G expansion with innovative networking

Enhancing Urban Infrastructure for the Long Term

The Connected Urban smart pole is not just a temporary solution for the European
Championship. It will remain a permanent fixture in Cologne, providing a high-
performance mobile network for residents and visitors during major events, such as
the annual Carnival, which attracts around 1.5 million visitors annually. This
underscores its long-term value and contribution to the city's infrastructure.
CU Phosco's Connected Urban smart pole is a modular and fully customisable
solution that integrates high-performance lighting and mobile network technology
within a single, compact footprint. Replacing a conventional lamp post, this
innovative intelligent pole leverages existing infrastructure to deliver both essential
urban lighting and advanced telecommunications capabilities. Available up to 20
meters tall, as standard, it offers a greater range for mobile coverage, ensuring
improved network reliability and seamless connection on the nationwide O 2 network
via a dedicated fibre-optic link.

Medium Cells and the Future of Mobile Networks

This installation in Cologne is part of O 2 Telefónica's broader initiative to deploy 5G
streetlight masts across Germany, following successful installations of Connected
Urban in Frankfurt am Main and Würzburg. These medium cells enhance the
existing mobile network by providing additional capacity at specific urban points. The
5G streetlight masts, including the one in Cologne, handle around 300 gigabytes of
mobile data volume daily, supporting high-bandwidth and low-latency applications
essential for digital innovation.

Keith Henry, CU Phosco Australia's General Manager and Telecommunications
Product Manager, commented: "We are proud to play a role in this groundbreaking
initiative, helping to find a comprehensive answer to a growing problem in built-up
urban cities. Connected Urban offers a tidy solution for municipalities in these
situations, ticking many urban infrastructure boxes."
For further information on Connected Urban in Germany, please get in touch with our
partner 5G Synergiewerk at 5G Synergiewerk. For enquiries and sales in the rest of
the world or more information about CU Phosco, please visit CU Phosco.

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