Shields to Assist Verizon in Bringing 5G to Sacramento


Verizon is bringing 5G to Sacramento and Shields has been selected as the installation team for the First Office Application (FOA). We will be installing 5G HUBS at four of first six designated CRAN HUB Site locations in the Sacramento, CA area.

Our team installed the first six CRAN HUB Sites in the United States in 2015 for Verizon Wireless in San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties in preparation for Super Bowl 50. To date, we have installed approximately 50 HUB Sites overseen by our own internal quality assurance team to ensure the highest level of quality.

In addition to deploying the CRAN Technology at designated Cell Sites, upgrading them to CRAN HUB Sites requires additional Site “Hardening”. CRAN HUB Sites are held to MSC Standards, rather than Cell Site Standards. Therefore, site upgrading and preparation work is typically required. These upgrades include increases in commercial power supply, replacement of the power plants, additional Battery Strings and/or the reconfiguration of existing Strings, generator replacements and upgrades in HVAC.

“Shields has been our most reliable and trusted vendor here in NorCal.

Initially, they were our go-to vendor for MTSO Primary Power/Infrastructure/Equipment install/Etc… any and all things in the MTSO.  Since the quality of work in a MTSO was so much higher than what we saw with vendors that were used by Implementation at cell sites…we have since hired Shields to work on our CRAN Hub locations.  In addition, they are also doing OSP/ISP to get fiber path constructed from curb to shelter.

I spoke with my Shields go to guy Louis Cruchett…he told me SoCal would receive the same level of expertise and commitment that we receive here in NorCal.  I have been working with Louis as long as I have been here in NorCal and if he says you will have quality support you can put that in the bank.”

John Lawler

SR Manager-Transport/CRAN

NorCal/Nevada Engineering


Our Additional EF&I Services Include:

  • ISP Equipment Installation – CO/Switch/Cell Site/DAS Head-End
  • Primary and Secondary Power
  • Fiber Installation and Testing
  • Grounding
  • Connectivity

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