Alpha Wireless, a company that manufactures antennas and other telecom industry equipment, has just announced an exciting new venture with Bigbelly, a global provider of public waste management solutions. Together the two companies are now offering turnkey 5G cell sites that bring the perfect balance of telecommunications infrastructure and urban planning. The partnership between Alpha and Bigbelly is already in trial mode, thanks to their successful collaboration with Dublin City Council as part of Telecom Infra Project’s Connected City Infrastructure project. This unique new product combines Alpha’s antenna, mast and connectors pieces with Bigbelly’s enclosure and waste management equipment into one sleek package – allowing cities to deploy small cell sites quickly and easily without compromising aesthetics or function.
Small cells have become increasingly important for wireless networks since FCC rules were put in place making it easier for these companies to deploy them. Unfortunately, their often unsightly nature has been met with opposition in several cities where they have been located – but this issue can easily be redeemed by combining the cellular base station with another public infrastructure piece like a trash can. Thankfully, that’s exactly what Alpha Wireless and Bigbelly are doing! The remarkable thing about this product is how well it caters to all kinds of needs; not only does it provide a simple yet attractive solution for urban planners who may be struggling with balancing aesthetics and network coverage, but also gives network operators more flexibility when it comes to deploying small cells quickly in order to keep up with ever-growing demand for wireless services.
It also places comfortability on the minds of customers when they see these structures popping up around town instead of unfamiliar towers – which ultimately leads to good press for the companies involved too. The benefits created from this new partnership extend far beyond its pragmatic value; by combining an essential telecom industry piece (the antenna) with a necessary city appliance (the trash can), both Alpha Wired and Bigbelly are showing people a great example on how collaboration can create innovative results without sacrificing either party’s required purpose. We look forward seeing more from this impressive duo!