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Alan Dick plugs new RDU

Telecoms infrastructure specialist Alan Dick Middle East is keen to draw attention to its latest mobile communication tower at this year’s GULFCOMMS, and also plans to liaise with existing clients and scout for new leads.

Alan Dick plugs new RDU
Omar Abdulla Almarzouqi is optimistic about the potential of Alan Dick’s latest RDU for telecom operators.

Telecoms infrastructure specialist Alan Dick Middle East is keen to draw attention to its latest mobile communication tower at this year’s GULFCOMMS, and also plans to liaise with existing clients and scout for new leads.

Omar Abdulla Almarzouqi, Business Development Manager, Alan Dick Middle East says that the company will be partly focusing on one of its newest innovations, a robust, low maintenance, mobile communication tower.

While many operators in the region already use mobile cells towers on wheels, which are commonly known as COWs (cell towers on wheels) and are designed for rapid but temporary use, Alan Dick decided to take the concept a step further.

The company noticed that many operators were actually using COWs as semi-permanent cell sites, despite the fact that they are only designed for temporary use.“What happens in the Middle East is people use them [COWs] for years at a time, which they are not designed to do, so you have got quite extensive components like axels and wheels and stuff that wears out,” Almarzouqi told GITEX TIMES.

He adds that Alan Dick has designed a new unit that can be deployed just as rapidly, but does not have unnecessary components that are prone to wear and tear. “What we have done is come up with a new system where the actual unit sits on the back of a low loader and it has hydraulic loads, so literally you raise this thing up, drive the trick underneath it, put it back down, drive it to where you want to go, raise the legs again and drive the truck off, and lower the site directly onto the ground, and that way you are deploying it instantly,” Almarzouqi says.

Many operators in the region prefer to use temporary cell sites because the site acquisition and permitting process is easier, Almarzouqui says.

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