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Alpha Wireless and Bigbelly Team Up to Boost 5G Scalability

by Anthony Weaver

— Alpha Wireless to Offer Integrated Antenna and Telebelly Smart Telecom Enclosure Platform to Streamline Network Densification —

PORTLAOISE, Ireland — February 7, 2023 — Alpha Wireless, a global leader in antenna solutions, today announced a licensing agreement with Bigbelly, a world leader in public space waste solutions, to offer a turnkey 5G cell site solution with integrated antenna, mast, connectors and enclosure. This complete site enclosure kit features the innovative Bigbelly Telebelly waste and recycling platform designed to host and conceal network equipment.

As 5G roll-outs escalate worldwide, network operators require new ways to densify site deployments for faster, simpler scaling. This need is particularly critical in urban and suburban environments where traditional macrocell site build-outs have become difficult, driving a demand for smaller form factors and more aesthetically pleasing concealment solutions. With an integrated, multi-purpose enclosure, operators and neutral hosts can quickly and discreetly deploy radio access network (RAN) equipment in public spaces.

The turnkey site enclosure kit can be configured with various Alpha Wireless antenna options, such as ultra-compact antennas for urban small cells or shared tri-sector antennas for macrocell deployments, supporting up to three operators in one neutral host site. In addition to the antenna and mast, each Telebelly can accommodate six radios plus cabling, with co-location capabilities for multiple enclosures per site. This scalable solution enables network operators worldwide to expand deployments to deliver improved connectivity experiences in high traffic areas where coverage is most needed.

“Given the saturation of traditional cell sites in many cities and suburbs worldwide, network operators need to explore a new approach to RAN deployments before they can fully realize the promised 5G customer experience of higher speeds and lower latency,” said Monica Paolini, Principal, Senza Fili.

“The revolutionary Telebelly enables essential connectivity and, if appropriate, waste management, in an easy to access location with minimal visual impact and footprint,” said Brian Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bigbelly. “By allowing Alpha Wireless to offer a turnkey solution integrating their antennas with the Telebelly, we help network operators solve key challenges more quickly, while delivering meaningful services to municipalities for improved quality of life.”

 “As 5G transforms how networks are built, today’s smart city innovators are looking to new, more functional solutions to hide telecoms infrastructure in plain sight. Integrating our versatile, high-performance antennas with the Telebelly enclosure creates a winning combination — as proven in a recent proof of concept deployment in Dublin,” said Fergal Lawlor, Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Wireless. “Our licensing agreement with Bigbelly streamlines critical network scaling and densification to meet the relentless growth of subscriber data demands.”

About Alpha Wireless

Alpha Wireless is a leader in antenna technologies helping mobile and fixed wireless service providers maximize coverage, capacity and cost-efficiency. With over 15 years’ experience and more than 1.5 million antennas installed worldwide, Alpha Wireless is enabling a smooth evolution from 4G/LTE networks to 5G with a full range of innovative antennas, including market-leading telecom streetworks solutions. We work closely with network operators, system integrators, neutral hosts, utilities, municipalities and OEMs to design solutions that overcome environmental and economic challenges while preserving the natural landscape. Based in Ireland with offices in Australia and the U.S., Alpha Wireless antennas have been deployed in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.alphawireless.com.

About Bigbelly

Bigbelly is the world’s leading waste and recycling solution for public spaces. It is a proven solution that is deployed in all 50 states, in over 60 countries, with over 70,000 units worldwide. The Bigbelly system combines a customized fleet of compacting and non-compacting waste, recycling, and compost bins with Bigbelly’s web-based software management platform. Bigbelly also provides a public space platform to deliver IT solutions and host communications infrastructure – the Telebelly. Deploying the Bigbelly system, communities around the world create clean, sustainable, welcoming, and engaging spaces where people are proud to belong. For more information, visit www.bigbelly.com.

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