Future Technologies recently upgraded a northern New Jersey city data network using the SIAE e-band (80 GHz) links to extend their city-owned fiber connections and Redline Communications to provide last mile connectivity to the city-operated video surveillance network.
Great job team!
Come see Future Technologies LIVE Private LTE demo on licensed FCC spectrum with integration to Cisco WIFI. See how we can POWER ON private LTE!
Please contact Chris Cappiello to schedule a meeting to get a private demo and to discuss how we can help provide LTE spectrum, network design, equipment supply chain, deployment and managed services for – firstname.lastname@example.org
In the 2nd quarter Jaduan and his crew successfully completed several LTE upgrade sites in the South east region for a Tier one carrier. In building out these sites Jaduan and his crew demonstrated tremendous workmanship with most their completed sites achieving excellence with ZERO (0) quality defects on their LTE site builds.
Jaduan continues to develop as a positive team leader and contributor to our company’s success. Great job Jaduan!
Future Technologies is proud to name our entire Supply Chain Management team CREW OF THE MONTH.
Lead by the leadership of Scott Broadfoot, our supply chain management team continues to do what is necessary to solve all our customer’s dynamic supply chain challenges. In the month of April Scott and Team also helped Future Technologies coordinate an additional 10,000 sq FT of additional space at our Atlanta HQ bringing our total space up to 45,000 sq FT.
Great job team – keep up the good work!
Future Tech met with a large fiber company in Mobile this week to discuss how we can leverage each other’s talents to go after the upcoming small cell deployments. We of course had to cap the meeting off with some bbq. #5G #smallcell #fiber #wireless #bbq
Future Technologies awarded the March CREW OF THE MONTH award to this LTE upgrade crew based in the Alabama and Georgia Market. This crew demonstrated superior workmanship with their sites having Zero (0) workmanship punch items for their sites completed in the month. This requires commitment to quality standards and team work. Great job Team!
As part of the disaster recovery efforts in the Caribbean, Future Technologies has been contracted to Design, Furnish, Install and Commission inter-island microwave links throughout the Caribbean. These links will connect islands at up to 40 miles in distance with speeds in excess of 1 GB.
Future Technologies has been in the Caribbean market for over 10 years and has the specialty skills to provide solutions for these mission critical network solutions. Please contact us if you have any similar requirements.
Future Technologies awarded the January CREW OF THE MONTH award to this LTE upgrade crew based in the Georgia Market. In the month of January this crew successfully completed three (3) full LTE site upgrades exceeding our Tier 1 Wireless Carrier customer’s timelines. They also demonstrated great team work and workmanship on their deliverables.
Future Technologies focuses on recruiting the best resources available and training to the best standards possible. With this principle in mind, we provide COMMTRAIN, Safety LMS, OSHA, First Aid / CPR, RF Awareness and specialty training for our field employees.
Future Technologies also makes specific investments with our technology partners to provide product specific training to give our employees the best chance for success.
Since the initial storm cleared from Hurricane Irma through Hurricane Maria, Future Technologies' team has been providing End to End disaster recovery support for the Caribbean region. Future Technologies coordinated supply chain procurement and kitting services for microwave and cellular solutions to help meet the recovery efforts. Future Technologies also provided real-time project management and engineering support to help our customer find solutions to problems as they were uncovered.
In addition to supply chain and project management support, Future Technologies deployed up to 12 trained tower engineers (Microwave & Cellular) to market to help with the recovery efforts. Through the hard work of our team members we were able to work with local cellular providers, government agencies, and utility companies to get the critical telecom infrastructure back up and into service.
Without the hard work and resiliency of these field employees, these efforts would have not been possible.
Great job team!
The Future Is Bright.... Elle Mark Sebastian
At Future Tech we are always looking at the “Future” and trying to develop our employees to meet the demands of tomorrow, today.
Elle Mark is a team member that has been working for our Supply Chain Management Division doing Stage and Prepping. In this role, Elle Mark is able to work in a controlled environment to help the company take unfinished/raw materials and convert them to a form of finished product.
Benefits of Program:
- DEVELOPMENT – This role allows the company to train new employees the basic principles of our business and integrate them into our company culture.
- PREP - Convert raw materials to a pre-fabricated state. This creates an assembly line approach and reduces our time on site for the construction crew members.
- TESTING - Pre-test equipment to baseline system performance (Sweeps, PIMs, Screen Shots)
- QUALITY – All work is reviewed by FT Project Controls Division to ensure quality standards are met.
- TRAINING - Training in a controlled environment
Nestor joined Future Technologies in 2016 as a member of the FT Project Controls Division (Centralized Close Out Package Dept). In this role Nestor has excelled in establishing best practice delivery mechanisms for our Project Close Out Package (COP) requirements. Through Nestor’s efforts and the efforts our field team members, the company has successfully processed over 5000 projects in that period of time.
Keep up the good work Nestor!
Ian joined the team in 2015 and quickly demonstrated a desire to be a positive team contributor. In the past year Ian has been playing a pivotal role in our deployment of Cell on Wheel (COW) deployments across the country. Through Ian's efforts to create solutions to problems in Q3 2017, we are recognizing him as the employee of the quarter, congrats Ian!
Or as the COW team says, MOOOOOOOOOOO!
Azel was selected for this award based upon his leadership and workmanship efforts in supporting our Network Build Division in constructing our Tier 1 wireless operator LTE networks. Great job Azel, keep up the good work!
Many electric coops have fiber in the ground as well as access to vertical assets (Towers) to create a strong and cost-effective hybrid Fixed Wireless Broadband (FWB). The challenge that many of our customers have is bridging the gap of how to design, install and maintain these wireless networks.
It’s important to have a total solution plan in place for how to address this scenario. Is it temporary solution (till fiber is built) or long term (Fixed Wireless Broadband Deployment)? What capacity do you need in your network to serve the different use-cases? What may your future capacity requirements be?
The COOP should also consider if you plan to install equipment and maintain it yourselves. Most coops we work with use a Lead System Integrator (LSI) to design, configure and install these networks. Some of these same customers also utilize 3rd party organizations to provide a managed service to operate and maintain the networks.
Once you have the preliminary info it’s important to go through a formal, if not informal RFP process to allow for potential vendors to bid the project. Sometimes it’s a good idea to have an integrator or other third party assist with writing this RFP so all your requirements are documented. Some key things to include or look for during this process are such differentiators as capacity, availabilities, frequencies and antenna heights and sizes to name a few. For example, certain products may allow for smaller antenna sizes due to increased system gain.
We’d be interested to hear if you have seen similar challenges and what solutions your coop has evaluated.
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Sean... we tip our hat to you my friend.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Redline and Future Technologies Partner to Deliver Private LTE Networks
First pilot initiated with military customer
TORONTO , June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) Group Inc. (RDL.TO), a leading provider of wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations, today announces its partnership with Future Technologies Ventures, LLC (Future Technologies) to offer Future Technologies' military customers Redline's mobile LTE product line for tactical rapid deployment purposes. Learn more about Redline's private LTE network products.
"Through consultation with our existing military customers who currently operate their own private networks, it became clear they required a network evolution that is standards based and LTE was the best long-term path forward. We are seeing this convergence of thought with all of our customers across all vertical markets," said Peter Cappiello , Future Technologies CEO.
"With this in mind, we wanted to use the best technology on the market. Redline became the obvious choice for us after we tested various vendors unsuccessfully. Redline clearly demonstrated they have the best-in-class technology on the market and the skills required to ensure the solution truly works. We were also impressed with Redline's strong capability to deploy a full mobility LTE network including design, RF planning, deployment and commissioning. As a systems integrator, being able to leverage Redline's service expertise enhances the overall quality of service we deliver to our customers," Mr. Cappiello said.
Through this partnership, Future Technologies and Redline are jointly executing their first commercial LTE pilot for a military customer for use in disaster recovery, first responder and general tactical deployments. Redline's technology is ideally suited for the deployable LTE market. The form factor of the EPC core and eNodeB makes it perfectly suited for deployable situations such as mobile military units, providing coverage for temporary or permanent camps, and many other environments where there is no fixed infrastructure or where fast deployment coverage is required.
In addition to this current pilot, Future Technologies has positioned Redline's LTE product across their private network customer base, across several vertical markets including rail, first responders, military, utility, maritime and oil and gas.
"Redline is very pleased to work with Future Technologies as one of our Certified Partners as we grow our channel and focus on our LTE deployments," says Redline CEO, Rob Williams . "Redline has found that LTE solutions require system integrators with advanced LTE expertise. We are delighted to have a world class partner in Future Technologies with the experience and capability to deliver full turn-key private LTE solutions."
About Redline Communications Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) is the creator of powerful wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations. Used by oil and gas companies to manage their assets, militaries for secure battlefield communications, municipalities to remotely monitor highways, utilities and other infrastructures, and telecom service providers to deliver premium services. Redline's powerful and versatile networks reliably and securely deliver voice, data, machine-to-machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT) and video communications. For more information visit www.rdlcom.com.