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Bigbelly to Support UK Small Cell Rollout

UNITED KINGDOM / AGILITYPR.NEWS / March 09, 2021 / The global pioneer of solar-powered waste compacting technology, Bigbelly, is set to boost connectivity across UK cities following its decision to launch Telebelly, an integrated pole and antenna solution that expands the Bigbelly station’s service by offering enhanced wireless services to the communities it serves.


The move is expected to accelerate growth of the UK’s small cell network, which is a series of small antennas attached to existing urban infrastructure within densely populated areas. It will also pave the way for 5G by making it easier for telecommunication companies to deploy a faster and more reliable service without relying on large-scale mast installations.


Telebelly, which is 4G and 5G capable, will also reduce visual clutter associated with the growing number of small cells currently secured externally to fixed structures such as streetlights, as it is securely and internally housed.


Bigbelly anticipates interest in Telebelly from UK local authorities, which are seeking solutions for their public spaces that utliise, wherever possible, existing or multi-purpose infrastructure.


Emmett Reidy, Business Development Director for Egbert Taylor, which distributes Bigbelly in the UK, comments: “Bigbelly has already established itself as a smart city solution for the way in which it has transformed local authorities’ approach to waste collection. Telebelly not only provides another innovative dimension to Bigbelly, but it also further cements the solution’s position as an integral component in any smart city strategy.”


Alex Gamota, Senior Vice President at Bigbelly, adds: “We are excited to offer the Telebelly solution to our council and mobile network operator partners. The Telebelly has the power to improve connectivity and enhance the quality of life for those living and working in areas that have adopted the solution. Given how Bigbelly is typically utilised in densely populated areas where footfall is high, which is typically where increased telecoms coverage and capacity is required, there is a high degree of synergy between the public waste collection aspect of the system and Telebelly. This is a significant evolution and one that we’re confident will resonate with those responsible for shaping the smart cities of tomorrow.”


Councils, mobile network operators and other third parties are now able to consider the existing 2,500 Bigbelly units in operation across the UK, as well as new locations, for potential Telebelly sites. Wherever a public waste bin is appropriate, a Telebelly may be the solution to hide small cells in plain sight.


For more information on Telebelly and Bigbelly visit www.bigbelly.com.


Photo: Bigbelly stations featuring a Telebelly installation, such as this one in Austrailia, are coming to the UK 

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Bigbelly is the world leader of smart waste and recycling solutions for public spaces.

It is a proven solution that is deployed in 50 countries around the globe. When the company started back in 2003, the mission was to transform one of the least efficient and resource heavy operations - waste operations. Today, Bigbelly provides a public right-of-way platform to deliver smart solutions and host communications infrastructure.

Communities and solution providers share the challenge of how and where to deploy Smart City solutions and communications infrastructure in the public right-of-way without additional clutter or negative aesthetic impact. The platform modernises a core city service and is optimal for hosting additional technologies since it is ubiquitous and where the people are. The platform is easy to access and can hide technology in plain sight.


Egbert H. Taylor is the company behind waste manufacturing and technology brands Taylor and BigBelly.


With over five decades of shaping the waste collection industry Egbert H. Taylor is committed to expanding its portfolio of waste and recycling products and solutions, contributing to the evolution of the waste industry’s rapidly changing landscape and adding value to its customers through the depth and breadth of its growing range of products and services.


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