Bahamas Carrier Aliv Buys Into COWs and Survives the Storm
25 COWs purchased from Landa Mobile Systems LLC by Aliv pulled in their towers prior to the
storm and says all are back in operation with no losses or damages.
When Michael Landa of Landa Mobile Systems LLC sold Bahamanian carrier Aliv
on the benefits of buying COWs that can retract during a storm and
redeploy afterward, he didn’t think his sales pitch would have such a
dramatic demonstration. But Mother Nature brutally and relentlessly
backed his claims. Other than a few standing monopoles, and those mostly
non-functioning, the tower inventory across the islands were rendered
inoperative by Hurricane Dorian last week.
“It’s nice to be part of the story that’s helping the island get back on its feet,” Landa, a service diabled veteran, told Inside Towers.
Aliv, billing itself as “the Bahamas’ newest LTE network”, purchased 25
COWs from Landa, 15 of which were deployed in Nassau, with systems that
serve the island and the Port of Nassau, supplying communications for
all container and cruise ships. Landa said he had just air-freighted
eight sets of guy wires to re-erect towers that were demolished by the
sustained 180-mph winds. His systems will also help reconnect NASA and
top-security U.S. missile defense sites.