Freshwave brings connectivity from all mobile operators to residential tower

Freshwave has announced it is working with R&F Properties UK to bring mobile connectivity from all four operators to One Nine Elms in London.

The residential-led development has two towers rising 42 and 57 storeys high which are linked together by a glazed bridge. Freshwave will connect both towers at One Nine Elms via a distributed antenna system (DAS) which will provide assured connectivity from basement to rooftop for everyone in the buildings.

The lifts will also have dedicated connectivity from all four mobile network operators so, whether people enter the buildings below ground or lobby level, they will be able to continue their calls uninterrupted until they reach their destination inside.

The DAS will provide 4G connectivity immediately as well as an upgrade path to 5G and beyond for technologies in the future. Freshwave will also provide the ongoing managed service.

Sungchul Yoon, commercial director, R&F Properties UK, said, “We see superior connectivity as a standard requirement in our developments and so we were happy to partner with Freshwave as they have an incredible track record for delivering not only what they say they will, but for developing innovative firsts.

“Connectivity is going to enable things in the future that we can only dream of today and I wanted to ensure that R&F Properties UK remain at the forefront of digitally enabled services. I’m excited that everyone at One Nine Elms will be able to enjoy connectivity wherever they are.”

Brendan Hourihane, senior director, Freshwave, added, “We’re thrilled to be working with R&F Properties UK and look forward to marking another UK first with our lift solution. This project has been several years in the making and it’s always great when a developer understands the importance of mobile connectivity and engages with us from the early stages of the project.

“Residential deployments are uniquely challenging from a radio frequency perspective as there’s a delicate balance to strike between the most effective tech deployment while also meeting the aesthetic demands of a high spec environment. We’re pleased to be bringing connectivity for all four operators to this prestigious London address.”