BELL MTS

REMOTE TOWER CONSTRUCTION

NORTHERN MANITOBA
ON-GOING PARTNERSHIP

ABOUT BELL MTS
Representing Bell Canada’s Manitoba operations, Bell MTS is a telecommunications carrier that offers wireless and fibre services from internet to voice. Bell MTS provides service throughout Manitoba supporting urban, rural and remote areas.

THE NEED
Bell MTS continually seeks ways to improve and upgrade their network operations. Bell MTS contracts Comtech to build, decommission, repair and maintain tower sites including their remote locations in Northern Manitoba. Communications in these remote areas are considered mission-critical and require little to no downtime.

THE SOLUTION
Working alongside Bell MTS for over ten years, Comtech understands their unique requirements, specifications and procedures. Knowing our clients to this extent allows us to move quickly and efficiently on projects – performing remote construction projects is no exception. Comtech’s responsibilities have included:

  • Project management of field operations team including site access
  • Tower, radio and electrical equipment installations
  • Decommissioning and removal of towers
  • Communications shelter builds
  • Procurement and delivery of equipment
  • Labelling, terminating and testing equipment
  • Subcontractor coordination including off-road access
  • Obtaining permits and licenses
  • Immediate and on-site troubleshooting and repairs/replacement
  • Documentation as defined by Bell MTS

In addition to tower and equipment installations, we also coordinate new site builds which can include clearing, fencing, trenching and concrete foundations. Comtech holds several long-term partnerships with local subcontractors to perform services outside of our core business.

THE RESULTS
Comtech has successfully implemented remote tower construction projects for Bell MTS. Complete installations and testing of LTE and P25, as examples, have been included in these projects. Once sites are complete, we are often required to return for maintenance and inspection requirements.

Year:
On-going partnership
Services:
Field Operations
Client:
Bell MTS