Information for Carriers

External Partnership

ITS maintains a comprehensive and robust outside plant fiber optic network throughout the University of Michigan campus. Fiber connectivity is available to cellular carriers for backhaul purposes, significantly reducing the buildout costs of new exterior cellular nodes.

Internal Partnership

ITS partners with a variety of campus organizations on university cellular enhancements including: 

  • Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC)
    ITS partners with AEC to ensure cellular vendors adhere to university requirements and fit within the aesthetics requirements of university buildings.
  • Athletics
    ITS partners with Athletics for exterior and interior coverage enhancements to our major athletics venues.
  • DPSS
    ITS partners with DPSS to advocate for the importance of interior cellular coverage in new construction for the purpose of life safety communications.
  • Facilities & Operations
    ITS partners with F&O to ensure that our cellular installations adhere to university requirements and pass electrical, heating & cooling, fire, occupational safety, and other inspections.
  • Health Information Technology & Services (HITS)
    ITS partners with HITS for cellular enhancements on the Michigan Medicine campus and buildings.
  • Office of the General Counsel
    ITS partners with OGC to ensure our cellular agreements provide the university consistent and appropriate legal protections.
  • Procurement
    ITS partners with University Procurement to maintain cellular provider relationships and obtain signatures for contractual agreements.
  • Unit Facilities & IT Staff
    ITS partners with unit facilities and IT professionals to ensure smooth interior and exterior cellular installations within on or top of university facilities.