Bigbelly Expertise at WIA Smart Cities Week: “Smart Alternatives to Small Cell Deployment”

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Bigbelly ICT Featured at Smart Cities Week!

This fall, Smart Cities Council and the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) have joined forces to present Smart Cities Week, a unique month-long digital engagement to unite cities around the world. With the guiding ideology of “cities helping cities” the virtual event connects cities to facilitate dialogue, share data and resources, and help create actionable plans to serve their communities.

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ABOUT THE Panel: “Smart Alternatives to Small Cell Deployment”

Alex Gamota, Bigbelly’s Senior VP & GM of Information & Communication Technologies, spoke as an industry expert alongside the telecom community, highlighting the Bigbelly Telebelly as a next-generation solution in hosting wireless infrastructure. The panel was led by Tim Downs, Executive Producer of Content for the WIA,  and included John Caner, CEO of the Downtown Berkley Association, and Mark Hull, General Manager of Network Solutions at tech2, a leading Australian telecom services company.

Innovative Solutions to Small Cell Siting Challenges

As cities consider small cell siting options, innovative multi-use approaches become increasingly important. The Telebelly, Bigbelly’s multipurpose platform for hosting small cells, took center stage as a solution to address the various challenges faced in public spaces.


The Telebelly enables the efficient and non-intrusive deployment of wireless and cellular communication services by leveraging critical public space real estate in the delivery of core waste management services. Municipalities looking to deploy sustainable solutions, solve operational problems, and deliver meaningful value for citizens, visitors and businesses will see that multi-purpose infrastructure use can meet the needs of connectivity and government.

[Learn More about the Bigbelly Telebelly HERE]

Bigbelly’s Wireless Partners 

Bigbelly is a long-term partner with the wireless carrier community, providing best in class network deployment and operations.  Bigbelly has worked with major wireless carriers, municipalities and campuses to address small cell siting challenges. To accommodate for the rapid expansion of a mobile world, public spaces require solutions to host small cells in central, inevitably high-traffic locations.

Success Story: Milwaukee Hosts Small cells with Bigbelly

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Highlighted in the panel discussion is Bigbelly’s successful small cell deployment in the City of Milwaukee, in partnership with two major wireless carriers. The city looked to solve the all-too-common problem of hiding small cell infrastructure in a manner with the least visual impact. In other words: their complex technology needed to hide in plain sight.

READ THE FEATURE: for the details of Milwaukee’s 2020 Telebelly deployment, check out Bigbelly’s blog feature HERE.


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