Rapidly deployable telecom towers gain in popularity

8 April 2015 News Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Webb Industries has enhanced its reputation for innovation in the telecommunications industry with its Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) – a typically single-user site solution which does not require concrete or any excavation and has a very low environmental impact.

“The main advantage of the RDS is the speed with which it can be installed. It takes only one to four days to erect depending on the size,” says Webb Masts and Towers GM Dave Beeming. He adds that the RDS, designed by Webb’s in-house engineers, can be reused, relocated and erected on almost any site, both urban and rural. “While there are competitive products, ours is unique in terms of its flexibility, user friendliness and cost effectiveness,” he says.

The applications for the RDS are wide and varied, predominantly where speed is the main requirement. Users include GSM operators, the South African Police Services and event organisers for concerts, sports tournaments, political rallies and the like.

Beeming explains that for GSM operators the RDS serves a vital role in giving them time while they wait for a more permanent solution. “A permanent site solution can take months while the bureaucratic administration is completed. This delay can be very costly for the operators. Webb’s RDS, not requiring the same complex licensing procedure, acts as a vital stopgap in a period that the operator would otherwise not be making any revenue,” he says. “Furthermore, it gives an operator a marketing edge in specific locations because of its ability to be fully operational even while waiting for the permanent solution.”

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