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Alpha Wireless Revolutionizes Small Cells to Speed 5G Densification

Alpha Wireless, a global leader in antennas and streetworks solutions, has unveiled the Small Cell Fusion platform — the first 5G small cell antenna design that can be mounted mid-pole on existing streetworks infrastructure. This innovative design marries the performance and flexibility of small cell panels with the aesthetics of canister antennas, setting a new benchmark for network densification.

As 5G adoption escalates, the need to further densify networks is driving a shift to street-level small cells. Yet, mobile network operators (MNOs) and neutral hosts are challenged to secure new site locations. Alpha Wireless designed the Small Cell Fusion platform to pioneer a new approach to mounting and concealing antennas on existing street assets, expanding access to sites traditionally off-limits to speed and simplify densification projects.

With a modular design that is flexible and field-operable, MNOs can mix and match coverage capabilities for each sector to minimize interference in their existing network without compromising radio frequency (RF) performance.

The Alpha Wireless Small Cell Fusion platform is the first to extend the options available for mounting small cell antennas to include middle-of-pole mounting as well as top-of-pole and side-of-pole. This means small cells can be mounted on lamp posts, utility poles, existing masts, walls and other vertical structures, enabling multi-operator deployments that blend seamlessly with existing infrastructure to meet strict zoning restrictions. 

“As network operators shift focus from macro sites to small cells, new tactics are needed to minimize visual impact and simplify RF planning, paving the way to faster permitting and streamlined deployments. Our commitment to innovation has led us to develop the modular Small Cell Fusion platform — the only solution out there that lets you build a canister antenna around the existing pole,” said Fergal Lawlor, Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Wireless. “We created this solution because we believe there are better ways to build wireless networks, and our approach has been proven by overwhelmingly positive industry feedback.” 

To read the press release in its entirety, click here

To learn more about Alpha Wireless’ portfolio of 5G site concealment solutions, meet Alpha Wireless in Hall 2 Meeting Room 2A13MR at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 26–29, 2024.

For more information, visit www.alphawireless.com

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