Black & Veatch and Samsung are performing a major U.S. wireless network upgrade program for Sprint. The program includes plans for deployment of next-generation, multimode base stations at thousands of cell sites in markets from the Pacific Coast to the Great Lakes, including San Francisco, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Chicago.
The program will implement Network Vision. Black & Veatch experts will provide a full suite of wireless site development services to fully support Samsung on this vital multiyear infrastructure program.
This Network Vision program will provide an enhanced network experience for Sprint customers by improving voice quality and providing faster data speeds, while creating network flexibility, reducing operating costs and improving environmental sustainability. The end result will be network flexibility that will enable Sprint to adjust its network in the future to stay ahead of the latest communication data technologies, coverage and capacity needs.
Deploying new technology on a competitive first-to-market basis is always a challenge, but in this case another challenge is that the existing network needs to remain in service while the Samsung equipment is deployed. Black & Veatch is helping solve this issue with the ability to scale turnkey expertise on a national basis. Black & Veatch is helping to minimize the number of sites where additional leased space is required in order to keep costs to a minimum.
Therefore, Black & Veatch has to be effective in negotiating with landlords to develop engineered solutions that are within the boundaries and guidelines of the existing lease rights and compound space limitations. In many cases, Black & Veatch has developed creative design approaches for use when first observations indicate that existing site footprints would likely not work.
Samsung’s commitment to quality, its strong technical solutions and informed vision for the future will make this a successful deployment. Black & Veatch offers the integrated team superior site acquisition, architectural and engineering, project management and construction services nationwide.