Alluvion Communications Utilizes Fixed Wireless As a Stop Gap Solution
In late May of 2020, a new luxury apartment complex near Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona completed construction and was looking to get internet service to their building. For this they sought out Alluvion Communications. Alluvion is a custom voice, data and fiber solutions provider in Arizona. From dark fiber to business internet access, Alluvion is dedicated to providing best in class service to the businesses they service.
This brand-new apartment complex needed to test their emergency systems to get their certificate of occupancy. This testing typically requires the building to test the phones inside the elevators, the panic phone on the rooftop, and their door access which all require an internet connection. In order to get their tests done in time, the apartment complex needed internet with a quick turnaround. While typically a provider of fiber internet, this situation called for access faster than fiber could be installed. This caused Alluvion to find a creative solution by partnering with One Ring Networks.
A Need for A Fast-Flexible Solution
Alluvion needed a data solution that could be installed quickly to allow for the end customer to test all of their emergency systems, and to act as an interim internet connection until fiber could be installed. To get this interim solution Alluvion Sr. Sales Engineer Lenny Lara contacted One Ring Networks. “I reached out to One Ring to let them know I had this opportunity and then we were fortunate that they had three access points that we could utilize so we put up a temporary wireless connection,” said Lara.
For this project Alluvion and One Ring Networks decided fixed wireless internet was the best option to get the end client the internet access they needed to get their certificate of occupancy on schedule. Fixed wireless technology is frequently used as a temporary measure to provide a high-speed internet connection while waiting for installation of fiber. This is because fixed wireless can be installed in as a little as two weeks, making it an excellent interim solution for this situation. On this project One Ring Networks’ installation technicians worked hand in hand with Alluvion to install the 30mbps x 30mbps fixed wireless solution by June 1st, a seven day turnaround.
A Challenging Installation
In the sweltering 115-degree Arizona heat One Ring installation technicians worked with Lara to get the fixed wireless circuit installed on the rooftop of the apartment complex. The installation was met with many situational challenges that the team overcame. The fixed wireless equipment, which was on the 24th floor, needed to be connected to the Main Distribution Facility (MDF) which is located on the ground level of the apartment building. This resulting in an extensive cable run from the 24th floor all the way down to the 1st floor, where the team met and overcame numerous obstacles as they went.
However, given all of the challenges the team finished installation of the fixed wireless circuit on June 1st. The next day Alluvion technicians installed the voice systems and tested their connection with inbound and outbound calling and the internet connection worked perfectly. “It was just one obstacle after another with this project, and when we finally got it done and went live on June 1st it put a smile on my face and I just told my manager that this was a great experience working with One Ring,” said Lara.
Who We Are
One Ring Networks is an industry-leading provider of data and voice services across Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland and Texas. To find out more about our flexible fixed wireless data solutions please contact 1-855-ONE-RING or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alluvion Communications offers a suite of mission-critical enterprise communications solutions that are always Smart. Fast. Reliable. Our bespoke services introduce service provider options to markets with our own unique network and local network operations center.
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