Another water tower install earlier this year for a client. To critique our own work the cables were moved under the mounts after these pictures were taken. this was done to minimize damage to the cables.
The following are leasing companies that I have worked with on securing vertical real-estate over the years. This is not a total list of tower companies. If you provide co-location services to Wireless ISPs and want to be included please reach out to me. Donations motivate me to update these lists. Ones with a Star next to them are WISP friendly from our dealings.
The undertaking to renovate the 1,063-foot tower will cost an estimated $60 million. This includes stripping 19 layers of paint since the tower receives a fresh coat every seven years to protect it against the elements.
I have been working on this list for a while. The following are vendors, manufacturers, and various companies I have dealt with in my career as an ISP owner and consultant. This is not a complete list by any means. These are companies I have dealt with personally and/or are sponsors of this site. Companies with the are ones that support this blog and I personally recommend. I don’t recommend them just because they support this blog, but because they provide a good product or service. If you would like to be included on this list please contact me as I am working on more detailed lists per category. This is a starting point for those looking to narrow down some focus of their research.
Texas-based distributor carrying a big number of product lines such as Cambium, Mikrotik, Airspan, and many others
Chicagoland based distributor carrying product lines such as Mikrotik, Cambium, and others.
Distributor of fixed wireless and telecommunications infrastructure for Internet Service Providers (ISP’s), Cable Operators, Telephone Companies
Mature billing solution which can
manage all aspects of your ISP.
Modern Billing software with many backend automation
Automation and control of your WISP customers
More Billing providers can be found at xISP billing platforms
LTE and CBRS based solutions
Manufacturer of fixed wireless products such as EMP, 450, and cnPilot wireless.
Manufacturer of Mikrotik routers and RouterOS routing and switching products
Manufacturer of WISP and WIFI products. Product lines include AirFiber and Unifi.
Training and equipment to keep climbers and companies compliant and safe. Large selection of needed items such as Harnesses and rope related items for tower work.
True IP Solutions
Unified communications solutions integrated
with access and camera solutions.
mikrotik training and certification as well
as consulting and integrations solutions
Training on Mikrotik and distributor of related products
More info on training for the xISP
RF Mapping and Modeling for tower sites and customer pre-qualification
Radio Mapping, two-way radio, mark study information, and Municipal broadband.
Microwave and Millimeter Wavechannel procurement.
Organizations, web-sites, and groups
Trade Organization supporting Wireless Internet Service Providers=
Networking, ISP, and related topics
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Some pictures of the RF elements A Symmetrical horn and it’s components.
In an effort to alleviate the ramifications of COVID-19, Horvath Towers V will be offering free tower co-location to rural broadband service providers for a period of six months.
“With so many families working and learning from home,” company President Jackie Horvath told Inside Towers, “the demand for wireless internet access has sky-rocketed. As such, we would like to partner with rural internet service providers to allow co-location on our tower assets on a temporary basis.”
Applications will be accepted between now and May 1. All inquiries are to be sent to email@example.com. As part of this program, the broadband provider will be responsible for the cost of installation and the equipment. The installation team must provide proper insurance before climbing the tower.
https://www.horvathcommunications.com/ has a map with a site list
The folks over at Tower One Inc. have a 20% off sale going on. Perfect time to inventory and checks those dates on your gear. If you are a wisp you will probably have plenty of upgrades to do as a result of all of this increased network traffic. Make sure you have the proper gear and compliant gear.