A wireless communications carrier client of Atlantic had the need to install a small cell facility on the roof of a Class-A office building in Bridgewater, New Jersey to improve data capacity in the area surrounding the building. The owner of the office building, a national Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), had previously stopped allowing facilities on the buildings it owns, due to past concerns with other wireless providers and the size of macro cell site installations. Additionally, this wireless carrier had three other buildings this REIT owns in New Jersey that it wished to do the same on. The carriers other site acqusition consultants working those rings were unable to get the REIT to budge on allowing installations on its buildings.
Atlantic went another step. Using our in-house graphics department, we created 3D renderings of what the facility would look like on the Bridgewater building and provided to the REIT. This allowed the REIT to have a level of comfort with the type of installation that was going to be installed, and led to the successful neogitation of a lease for all four of the REIT's buildings that the carrier had interest in.
An electric utility client of Atlantic was installing a new underground utility line in South Jersey. A portion of the utility line had to go under the bed of a creek. The majority of the creek was owned by the local government, however a small portion, strangely enough, was owned by an individual. While the utility company didn't need a permanent easement under that portion of the creek, it did need to obtain temporary access, or a right of entry, to enter the creek with a boat at that location in order to do a geotechnical study of the creek bed. This should be straight forward, except the individual was deceased - for over 20 years.
The mailing address listed on the tax card for individual was the individual's old office 10 miles away, which had been previously demolished and a mall constructed in its location. After a search at the county courthouse produced no useful probate or will records, Atlantic was able to track down the next of kin by researching online obituary and genealogy services. Atlantic's use of technology saved hundreds of hours of searching for this individual who had a very common name, and saved a multi-million dollar re-route of the underground utility line.
A BETTER SOLUTION
A wireless communications carrier client of Atlantic was teaming up with a oDAS provider to install a new oDAS system in the inner City - which happened to be the State Capital. The oDAS provider was well on the way with completing the right of way process for the oDAS node locations, over 300 throughout the City, while the carrier had to acquire space for the DAS hub facility, which would include 5 outdoor equipment cabinets for the oDAS provider, and 15 outdoor equipment cabinets for the carrier. The carrier was originally planning on installing all of the cabinets in an existing compound that a tower company had within the City which had an overabundance of available space. The rent amount the tower company was looking for far exceed the budget the carrier had allocated. Given the time crunch on when the space was needed, the carrier was going to have no choice but to lease the ground space at the tower.
The carrier then reached out to Atlantic, which had not previously been involved with this project, but was an insturmental part of the carrier's network launch in the Philadelphia market. After explaining the project parameters to Atlantic, an Atlantic project manager immediately researched available locations within the City that the facility could be placed at, which has availability to large amounts of power, and is near dark fiber that can be used to connect to the oDAS. Using Atlantic's existing relationship with a national self storage provider, Atlantic provisioned the long term rental of 10 indoor storage units, that were refurbished to be climate controlled and backup powered, and saved the carrier millions of dollars in rent if it had to install at the tower company location.
Here are some examples of how Atlantic has helped its clients succeed with challenging projects.