Freshwave, Clear Channel UK and Virgin Media O2 provide outstanding small cell technology with 4G connected bus shelters in this industry first.
We collaborated with Clear Channel UK and Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) on a first-of-its-kind design which allows the technology to be seamlessly integrated into bus shelters in Tower Hamlets.
Acting as a neutral host and drawing upon our engineering excellence, we collaborated on a new way to help future-proof London’s outdoor small cell infrastructure.
Outdoor small cells are increasingly being used to fill mobile coverage gaps and increase access to top data speeds and capacity in busy urban areas. The jointly created, standardised design for the bus shelters streamlines the process for the mobile network operators, helping their resources go further in boosting localised customer connectivity where it’s needed most.
44.2 million UK connections across broadband, mobile, TV and home phone for VMO2
Bus shelters owned by Clear Channel UK
We’re the first in the UK to provide 4G assured connectivity via bus shelters
The ability for Clear Channel UK’s bus shelters to host mobile technology provides a whole new set of options and locations for the MNOs, and our existing relationship with Clear Channel UK allows us to access the assets quickly. The small cell technology is connected to the fibre around the bus shelter and is 5G-ready, with cabling linked through the antenna on the bus shelters. We provide ongoing support for the small cell technology infrastructure, assuring connectivity. Maintenance work is conducted on site or remotely depending on the need.
Outdoor small cells
Outdoor small cells enhance mobile coverage in busy urban areas where the number of people and things using the signal may put too much demand on the nearest mast. The cells can often be added to existing street assets like lamp posts.