- 23 Sep 2022
Cellnex provides urban living complex ‘Valley’ on the Zuidas with indoor mobile coverage
Utrecht/Amsterdam, September 23, 2022 – RJB Netherlands B.V. has awarded Cellnex, Europe’s largest independent telecommunications infrastructure provider, the contract to provide residential and office complex Valley with indoor mobile coverage. This ensures that residents, office tenants and visitors to the complex have indoor mobile coverage. While the need for guaranteed in-house mobile connectivity for business environments has been a trend for some time, this is unique for a residential environment on this scale. The indoor coverage is realized by means of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS).
An urban oasis on the Zuidas
The unique Valley tower complex, developed by EDGE, is a high-profile example of urban living. It includes luxury apartments, offices, shops and restaurants. With Valley, RJB strives for the highest level of service. The complex is therefore characterized by perfection. In luxury, appearance, comfort, amenities and service. Also striking about Valley is the special attention to greenery and sustainability. For example, a very special terraced landscape of trees, shrubs and grasses has been created, designed by the famous landscape architect Piet Oudolf.
During the construction of the complex, many measures were taken to raise the sustainability performance to the highest level. The complex even has the Breeam Excellent certificate. However, many high-quality materials that contribute to the durability performance adversely affect the reception of mobile signals. At the same time, mobile connectivity is an important precondition to guarantee Valley’s high level of quality. Thanks to the solution offered by Cellnex, a Distributed Antenna System (DAS), the mobile signals of the operators also remain available indoors without any problems. The DAS system is being implemented in collaboration with installation partner SPIE and the mobile network operators T-Mobile, KPN and Vodafone.
The entire project is being carried out in close consultation with VGE Real Estate Management, Valley’s real estate manager. The process includes a site survey, advice based on the measurement, a high-level and low-level design and the request process for linking the operators. Hamza Boucharabba, Partner at VGE Real Estate Management: “The Cellnex team has a lot of expertise. From their core business, they have a close relationship with the mobile operators and are, for example, very familiar with the technical specifications that the operators set for the design. They also know better than anyone else what the new developments are, both technically and in the field of legislation and regulations.”
DAS as-a-Service: scalable and flexible
The DAS solution is offered as-a-Service. Hugo Brandhorst, Commercial Developer at Cellnex Netherlands, adds: “The as-a-Service offering is tailor-made to the specific wishes and needs of Valley users. The solution is flexible and scalable, and therefore also suitable for future upgrades!”