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Zurich Technology Solutions Partners with Facebook Connectivity to Build SuperCell

Announces Successful Trial of Advanced Antennae Technology to Increase Mobile Data Coverage

Zurich teams up with Facebook Connectivity to build SuperCells in New Mexico and Mississippi.

Irvine, California

Zurich Technology Solutions, Inc. an ISO9001:2015 and TL9000 Certified North American telecommunications equipment and technical services provider announced its participation in the successful trial of Facebook Connectivity’s SuperCell technology.  SuperCell is a large-area coverage solution that leverages towers up to 250 meters high and high-gain, narrow-sectored antennas to increase mobile data coverage range and capacity.

Zurich was selected and contracted by Facebook Connectivity to assist with Engineering, Equipment Supply, Site Planning, Deployment, Deinstallation and Logistics for the SuperCell trials in both New Mexico and Mississippi.  Zurich also collaborated with leading OEMs and a prominent rural MNO for these trials. The equipment was installed over the course of two weeks and remained in service for nearly six months until it was successfully decommissioned by the Zurich team.

The SuperCell installation was experimental with antennas placed on an 11-meter tower on top of a hill in New Mexico and three large antennas placed at the peak of a 180-meter broadcast tower in Foxworth, Mississippi. Craig Brechner, CEO of Zurich Technology Solutions stated “We are grateful for the trust placed in us by the technology thought leaders at Facebook Connectivity in such an important trial.  The project’s success is a testament to the power of seamless collaboration.  A great credit goes to every member of the team from field personnel to program managers for exceptional communication and execution.”

Abhishek Tiwari, Communications Systems Lead, Facebook stated: ”Facebook Connectivity is focused on  enabling better, broader global connectivity, which includes collaborating with the telecom industry to solve a variety of connectivity challenges. The professional system integration and tower installation support provided by Zurich Technology Solutions was critical to proving the novel SuperCell solution on the field. We’re excited about the potential for SuperCell to help the industry sustainably expand mobile coverage in rural areas.” 

About Zurich Technology Solutions, Inc.

Zurich is an ISO9001:2015 and TL9000 quality certified global provider of telecommunications technical services and equipment. The name Zurich reflects our affinity for iconic Swiss values; mastery of complexity in engineering and impeccable quality in delivery. We have assembled the most caring and competent team of industry leaders to help our clients solve the complex problems they now face.  Zurich partners with leading communications companies and OEMs to support new technology deployments while offering support for legacy networks. Company focuses on Legacy Network Services, Network Operations Support and Field Services. 
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