Vodafone Malta Deploys its First COW
Published on: 24th Jun 2013
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Vodafone Malta has deployed its first Cells on Wheels (COW) unit to improve coverage in areas where there is expected to be temporary spikes in traffic.
This new system will be used for the very first time during the Isle of MTV later this week, which always attracts tens of thousands of people.
"Just like roads during peak-hour, congestion occurs and the same happens on mobile networks," said Francis Fenech and Sandro Debono who both worked on this project. "With customers constantly wanting to update their Facebook Wall and posting photos on Instagram, we thought that the Isle of MTV would be the best place to launch and install our new Cells on Wheels technology that improves phone coverage and performance for all our customers."
Vodafone started working on this project in February and both Francis Fenech, an RBS Field Technician and Sandro Debono, an installer worked within Vodafone's Technology Department.
"We undertook this project and manufactured the COW in-house, ensuring we had a package fit for easy deployment in our environment," said Andrew de La Torre, Head of Technology at Vodafone Malta. "The device can be easily towed and the antenna will make sure that we have better capacity and performance during mass events."