Hybrid Fibre-Wireless Network (HFW)
The project's objective was to replace an existing DMR network, improve cellular, and broadband coverage in the County. ViTel provides project management services, including building/managing eleven (11) utility towers, installing both a Motorola VHF and an AFRRCS (P25) network, and PPTOC integration. The PTTOC integration provides the ability for nonessential personnel to communicate directly with the VHF portables or mobile radios using Sonim XP8 devices. Currently contracted as Yellowhead County's AFRRCS Technical Assistant (TA). Responsible for the P25 network programming and radio support.
The utility towers are designed to support the installation of the VHF and P25 radio equipment and to have enough capacity to allow the co-location of Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP), TELUS/Rogers, and Private Enterprises. Each tower site has two or more wireless backhaul links, which support approximately 90% redundancy in multiple link failures. The Yellowhead County IT department monitors the network 24/7/365 and responsible for the dispatch of preferred contractors if required.
ViTel is currently responsible for the construction of the eleventh (11th) utility tower in Robb Alberta. The tower will be 700ft high and designed to support Protective Services, two (2) cellular providers, and four (4) private tenants.
Hyrid Fibre-Wireless (HFW) Network
1. Eleven (11) Towers (CSA Approved)
2. Seven (7) Towers - Backhaul Fibre to either Telus/SuperNet
Each tower is designed to support multiple tenants:
1. Public Safety
4. Private Enterprise