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Case Study

Innovative Solutions for Rural Connectivity: ARE Telecom's 120' Pole

ARE Telecom was contracted to provide manufacturing, logistics, and installation of an Direct Embedment Pole

120' Direct Embedment Pole

Ballasted System - 120' Direct Embedment Monopole
Location not disclosed
Private Company
Completed Installation

The Need

ARE Telecom was contracted by a private company to provide design consulting, manufacturing, logistics, and installation of a 120’ Direct Embedment Pole.


Thanks to ARE Telecom’s expertise and innovative solutions, the installation of ARE’s 120’ Direct Embedment Pole has allowed for better signal quality in a rural part of the installation area. Due to the unknown soil conditions of the site, the foundation and monopole solution was designed to utilize flexible and reusable equipment and accommodate below grade installation requiring no concrete.

Project Benchmarks

  • No concrete
  • Crew flexibility and equipment availability
  • Customization and flexibility
  • Buried in ground to address space constraints

Project Resources

  • 3-man crew
  • 1 day
  • Crane
  • Telehandler
  • Digger


  • Limited space and access
  • Time constraints
  • Rural installation location

1 Shipping

Direct Embedment Pole will arrive on a flatbed truck

2 Dig Hole

With a digger, drill a hole in level area

3 Pole

Confirm hole is wide and long enough for the pole

4 Foundation

Set the pole with a telehandler

5 Backfill

Once pole is set, back-fill the hole with dirt

6 Stack Pole

Stack the remaining pole sections with a crane