March 30, 2017 —
Zinwave and Vertical Bridge have partnered to provide in-building wireless systems. Under terms of a Master Services Agreement, Vertical Bridge will offer Zinwave’s UNItivity wideband DAS as a preferred solution for in-building wireless challenges with Zinwave providing equipment, service, and maintenance capabilities. Vertical Bridge will also directly manage all customer relationships.
The partnership represents a new business model for acquiring in-building wireless infrastructure, allowing customers to pay as an operating expense, opposed to budgeting for it as a capital expense.
“[Vertical Bridge] understands how carriers and private companies have struggled to find a solution to easily implement in-building wireless,” said Scott Willis, president and CEO of Zinwave, “and by offering our UNItivity system to their extensive network, together we can provide a new way to give building tenants the wireless services they expect and want.”
Vertical Bridge plans to offer Zinwave’s UNItivity platform and services to its a portfolio communication sites, 3,000 of which represent real estate building assets.
“By bringing together Vertical Bridge’s extensive portfolio of managed locations and Zinwave’s unique technology platform, we’re able to offer a new solution for in-building wireless communication, which traditionally has been significantly underserved,” said Bernard Borghei, co-founder and senior vice president of operations at Vertical Bridge.