DALLAS & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zinwave, a global provider of wideband distributed network solutions for in-building wireless, and Vertical Bridge, the largest private owner and manager of communication infrastructure in the U.S., today announced a unique partnership to provide in-building wireless connectivity. Under terms of a Master Services Agreement, Vertical Bridge will offer Zinwave’s UNItivity Wideband Distributed Antenna Systems (UNItivity) as a preferred solution for in-building wireless challenges with Zinwave providing equipment, service, and maintenance capabilities. Vertical Bridge will also directly manage all customer relationships.
The agreement is unique in that it represents a new business model for acquiring in-building wireless infrastructure. While the current approach requires customers to spend CapEx dollars to provide an in-building system, under the new model, users can now switch to an OpEx approach.
“Vertical Bridge is known for its innovation with solving communications infrastructure problems, and we’re excited to be working with the company,” said Scott Willis, President and CEO of Zinwave. “They understand how carriers and private companies have struggled to find a solution to easily implement in-building wireless, and by offering our UNItivity system to their extensive network, together we can provide a new way to give building tenants the wireless services they expect and want.”
With a portfolio of more than 52,000 communication sites, 3,000 of which represent their real estate building assets, Vertical Bridge plans to offer Zinwave’s UNItivity platform and services to mobile operators and private companies that wish to enable or enhance in-building wireless capabilities, whether for public safety or cellular communications.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Zinwave,” said Bernard Borghei, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Operations at Vertical Bridge. “By bringing together Vertical Bridge’s extensive portfolio of managed locations and Zinwave’s unique technology platform, we’re able to offer a new solution for in-building wireless communication, which traditionally has been significantly underserved.”
Zinwave’s UNItivity platform is the only truly future-proof, universal wireless access solution on the market. UNItivity’s unique wideband architecture breaks the cycle of endless DAS upgrades because it supports any frequency from 150 MHz to 2700 MHz, accommodating current and future wireless services without hardware upgrades. In addition, UNItivity’s streamlined, all-fiber architecture makes it more reliable and much easier to install than traditional DAS solutions. Zinwave has a global customer base. For more information about Zinwave, please visit www.zinwave.com.
About Vertical Bridge
Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC is the largest private owner and manager of communication towers and locations in the United States. The company owns, operates and manages over 52,000 tower, rooftop, billboard, utility attachment and other site locations in support of all wireless network deployments. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Vertical Bridge was founded in 2014 by key executives from Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC and former senior officers of Global Tower Partners. The senior management team at Vertical Bridge has over 150 years of collective experience in tower infrastructure and related sectors. For more information, please visit www.verticalbridge.com