Dense Air are delighted to announce that we have been recognise with two awards at the Small Cell Forum Awards 2019. The first award was for Outstanding Innovation in Small Cell Business Case and the second award, a joint award with Dublin City Council for Social Impact – Promoting Small Cells for Social/ Economic/ Environmental Development.
Paul Senior, CEO of Dense Air said “We are absolutely thrilled to have received two awards at the 2019 Small Cell Forum World Summit in London. These awards recognise Dense Air’s unique neutral host business model based on densification using small cells, and deployment and engagement we have with cities, namely Dublin City Council.”
The partnership between Dense Air and DCC announced in January 2018 is part of a long-term programme, intended to provide the framework for the large-scale deployment of a “pervasive” 5G connectivity solution across Dublin, which can be considered as a blueprint for future deployments.
Working with city departments and Connect Research Institute, Dense Air have focused on understanding how best to deploy small cells on city-owned street assets to deploy neutral-host infrastructure that can be used simultaneously, by multiple mobile network providers and private networks to simplify the small cell installation process. Having an efficient, affordable, scalable and repeatable process are key factors in deploying 5G small cells networks, where densification and improved indoor performance will require access to city street assets including lamp posts and traffic lights.
This is what the judges had to say; There are many interesting smart city projects involving small cells but the collaboration between Dense Air and Dublin City Council stands out for the variety of services supported, and well-quantified benefits to citizens businesses and visitors. The judges were also impressed by the neutral host model, which we believe will be very significant in lowering barriers to the deployment of large networks.