Brugge - Today, Belgium's operators Citymesh and Digi announced plans to accelerate and strengthen their 5G small cell strategy in partnership with Dense Air Networks (“Dense Air”), a global shared network infrastructure provider. Through this partnership Citymesh and Digi plan to enhance its network through the deployment of Dense Air’s RAN-as-a-service small cells and proprietary neutral host platform. By utilizing RAN-as-a-service they will be able to provide better coverage, higher speeds and greater capacity, at a reduced cost.
Mitch De Geest, CEO of Citymesh commented: “Densely populated areas are always a challenge for connectivity, but by using Dense Air’s network insights software, we can target small cell deployments that deliver great coverage where it is needed most.”
This partnership builds on the acquisition of Dense Air’s Belgian subsidiary, Dense Air Belgium, and its 2.6GHz spectrum earlier this year, adding 45MHz of prime 4G/5G spectrum to Citymesh/Digi spectrum portfolio.
Paul Senior, Founder and Chairman of Dense Air, commented: “Citymesh/Digi are becoming powerful new 5G mobile operators. We are excited to support their ambitious 5G network densification in Belgium, utilizing our unique RAN-as-a-Service solution, cellShare neutral host platform, and big data analytics.”
Robin Leblon, CTO of Citymesh explained: "Dense Air’s solution will play an important part in the rollout of our high-speed, high-capacity nationwide 5G network. Targeted 5G small cell deployments are a highly effective way to tackle connectivity challenges, particularly in areas where deploying a large macro cell site isn't an option."