Eltel Uses iBwave For 88 AstraZeneca Offices & Laboratories in Sweden
System integrator states iBwave’s documentation capabilities vital to providing indoor 3G and 4G connectivity in Sweden
MONTREAL, CANADA, JUN 16, 2015 – ELTEL, a leading European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks, is in the midst of providing 3G and 4G connectivity to 88 AstraZeneca biopharmaceutical offices and laboratories throughout Sweden. To facilitate this massive project, ELTEL is using iBwave’s industry standard flagship product, iBwave Design as well as the popular iBwave Certification Program.
ELTEL confirms that deployments of this scope can present a project management challenge due to the dispersed locations of various stakeholders. “Having all files in the .ibw format was really beneficial for file sharing and documentation and for getting the project from the planners to the installers” says Lars Jessen, Business Development Manager at ELTEL. “We needed a tool that could optimize the process of data collection, component selection, cost evaluation, design, and validation and reporting to ultimately save us time on this large-scale project. iBwave met all of these requirements.” The 88 buildings span across three separate locations and consist of laboratories and business offices, including AstraZeneca’s Nordic Headquarters.
“Professionals from all industries are working increasingly from their mobile devices, as a result strong, reliable and fast wireless connectivity is no longer a nice to have at the workplace, it is a must” says Benoit Fleury, VP Products & Innovation at iBwave. “We are continually expanding our product offering to streamline the design steps and shorten the project lifecycle for large, complex projects such as this one.”
ELTEL also took advantage of iBwave’s Certification program to ensure that its indoor RF engineers are equipped with the knowledge to produce top tier designs while fully benefiting from the time savings that iBwave Design can facilitate. Eight ELTEL engineers are now iBwave level 1 and level 2 certified.
The project was successfully completed in April 2015 and with the help of iBwave’s intuitive technology the ELTEL team saved approximately 800-1000 hours of extra work.
Eltel provides a broad and integrated range of services, spanning from maintenance and upgrade services to project deliveries. Eltel has a diverse contract portfolio and a loyal and growing customer base of large network owners. The number of employees is approximately 8,600 and in 2014, Eltel sales amounted to EUR 1.24 billion. Eltel’s share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since February 2015. www.eltelnetworks.com.
iBwave Solutions, the standard for converged indoor network planning is the power behind great in-building wireless experience, enabling billions of end users and devices to connect inside a wide range of venues. As the global industry reference, our software solutions allow for smarter planning, design and deployment of any project regardless of size, complexity or technology. Along with innovative software, we are recognized for world class support in 90 countries, industry’s most comprehensive components database and a well-established certification program. For more information visit: ibwave.com
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