[AusNOG] going rate for a rooftop installation?

Paul Wilkins paulwilkins369 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 12:06:54 EST 2019

There's no such thing as a "going rate", as the notion of a going rate
assumes a functioning market, and obviously, due to the unique geographic
nature of each roof top, and the lack of diversity of demand for these
services, there aren't the factors of supply and demand that would allow
for a market mechanism to dictate price.

Kind regards

Paul Wilkins

On Tue, 4 Jun 2019 at 12:55, Jonathan Brewer <jon.brewer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Variables affecting price (which can range from free to $5k USD per
> antenna per year) include:
>    1. Whether the antenna is to service a tenant of the building, or if
>    to provide service to others from the building.
>    2. If to service a tenant of the building, size & mounting
>    arrangements can impact the price. Non-penetrating mounts can keep the cost
>    lower.
>    3. When using the building to provide service to others, cost can vary
>    depending on
>       1. Size of the market
>       2. Commercial / industrial / residential
>       3. Grade of the building
>       4. Size of the antenna(s)
>       5. Number of antenna(s)
>       6. Power level of antenna(s)
>       7. Inside space requirements
>       8. Access requirements (i.e. 24/7 unaccompanied or 8/5 accompanied)
>    4. Whether this is a separate lease between the building owner &
>    antenna owner, or an addition to a tenant lease.
>    5. If the building is managed by a management company or an
>    owner/operator
>    6. Whether the rooftop is managed as a shared space by a body corporate
> I've done this hundreds of times across multiple Asia-Pac markets. It's
> not really fun so I charge full rate for the work. These days I try to have
> a design first, with drawings rendered in SketchUp, details on mounts,
> cable routing, make good when removed, lease terms, and suggested pricing
> based on market rates - all as part of a proposal for the building manager.
> In some places it's wise to offer the building management office free
> Internet as part of the lease, but always get that well-documented in the
> proposal.
> Also I know someone is going to ask, so yes, I've co-sited lasers. But not
> space lasers. Yet.
> On Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 23:03, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
>> Someone wants to put an antenna on a roof. A pole-and-two-struts kind
>> of thing. What sort of price should they expect to pay? Is there a
>> "going rate" or is it a case-by case thing?
>> Regards, K.
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