Collaboration Champions Private Broadband Connectivity, Empowering Utilities to Close the Digital Divide Across America
Alpha Wireless, a global leader in antenna solutions, today announced the company has become a member of the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA). As an expert in wireless technology and the largest provider of 3.5 GHz CBRS antenna solutions in North America, Alpha Wireless is well-positioned to support the UBBA’s goal of advancing wireless connectivity to enable the resilient utility infrastructure of tomorrow.
Secure, high-speed, ubiquitous broadband connectivity is essential for an increasingly distributed, digital and automated grid. As the utility industry evolves to meet increasing demands, utility companies and cooperatives are embracing the deployment of private wireless networks to augment business operations, as well as to help close the digital divide by offering essential broadband services.
In collaboration with UBBA members, Alpha Wireless can help utilities make the best use of antenna technology to more quickly and efficiently meet their business objectives. For example, Alpha Wireless recently developed a multiband antenna that would enable a Southern California utility to take advantage of licenses for both Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and 900 MHz spectrum in a single panel enclosure.
“We look forward to working with UBBA ecosystem partners to address the needs of utilities as they advance the use of private LTE and 5G technologies to modernize their infrastructure,” said Tim Sill, Vice President of Technology and Business Development, Alpha Wireless. “With the resources that many utilities have at hand, such as existing dark fiber networks, utility companies and cooperatives are in a unique position to quickly deploy wireless technology to speed delivery of broadband internet to underserved communities throughout the U.S.”
“We view communications networks as a key enabler of the smart, secure and resilient utility of the future,” said Bobbi Harris, Executive Director of the Utility Broadband Alliance. “The Utility Broadband Alliance is pleased to welcome Alpha Wireless as a partner in our efforts to further develop private broadband networks leveraging the latest wireless technology for the benefit of America’s critical utility infrastructure.”
About Alpha Wireless
Alpha Wireless delivers a full range of quality antenna solutions, helping mobile and fixed wireless service providers maximize coverage, capacity and cost-efficiency. Bringing more than 15 years’ experience to the design and manufacture of leading-edge antenna solutions from macro to small cell deployments, Alpha Wireless is enabling a smooth evolution from 4G/LTE networks to 5G. We work closely with network operators, neutral hosts, OEMs and municipalities to design solutions that overcome environmental challenges and economic pressures while preserving the natural landscape. Based in Ireland with offices in Australia and the U.S., Alpha Wireless delivers to 22 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.alphawireless.com.