about-us

About Us

Alan Dick East Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya is an independent regional Headquarters of the Alan Dick Group meeting the needs of Service Providers throughout the whole East Africa Region (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Sudan).

The core business activity in Kenya and the region is turnkey site build and construction work, with over 1500 Macro BTS sites rolled out across Kenya since mid 2000. In addition, we have taken part in numerous Optimisation works within the region as well as maintenance works.

Alan Dick East Africa can assist customers with any aspect of site build, from acquisition up to and including maintenance. With extremely low staff turnover, Alan Dick East Africa is a solid platform for customers to work with in the long term, enabling the development of productive working relationships between key staff at Alan Dick East Africa and their counterparts in the customer organisation.

Alan Dick & Co. East Africa is a licenced Tier 2 networks facilities provider, licenced by the Communications Authority of Kenya.

Alan Dick and Company East Africa Ltd focuses on telecoms solutions and construction

Kenya

Telecom Infrastructure Solutions
Fixed and wireless infrastructure solutions, with emphasis on access (RF and fiber) and switch-rooms
Tower structures
Lattice towers 20m up to 300m high, Rooftop stub towers, guyed masts, monopoles, RDUs
Passive site equipment
DC power systems e.g rectifiers, solar solutions and batteries.
Inbuilding solutions, Radio Equipment
Repeaters, indoor radio equipment, antennas, feeders, splitters, combiners

Leased infrastructure
Fibre to the building, Inbuilding coverage, greenfield and rooftop site infrastructure for rentals to communication service providers

India

Telecom Infrastructure Solutions
Site construction, integrated broadcast systems
Tower structures
Lattice towers 20m up to 300m high, Rooftop stub towers, guyed masts, monopoles, RDUs
Feeder and accessories
Antennas, feeders, splitters, combiners, connectors, grounding kits, cold shrinks e.t.c

Alan Dick East Africa employs over 40 qualified people

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Services

Alan Dick Company offers complete solutions to the infrastructure requirements of the broadcaster on a global basis.

To provide this these solutions, a combination of services is offered including coverage planning, site acquisition, project management, site construction, site commissioning and broadcast maintenance services. In addition we also deliver  all underlying products used to construct the infrastructure  necessary equipment required for such solutions.

Engineering Services

Engineering
Project Management
Warehousing & Distribution
Site Acquisition and Survey
Site Commissioning
Site Maintenance
RF Design and Engineering
Structural Consulting
Upgrade Design
Site Inspection

Implementation services

Power Supply
Equipment Procurement
Construction and Rigging
Testing Equipment
In-Building Solution
Optimisation
Equipment installation and testing

Products

RF Feeders and accessories
The Cell on Wheels (COW)
Shelters
Generators
Repeaters
Towers
MCUs
RDUs

We aim to be a LEADING PLAYER in our chosen markets, establishing ourselves as the FIRST CHOICE provider of COMPLETE RF INFRASTRUCTURE solutions.

  • Alan Dick & Company (ADC) was established in 1971
  • Alan Dick East Africa is an Independent entity but part of the larger Alan Dick group
  • Alan Dick East Africa was registered in the year 2000
  • Employs more than 40 people in Kenya
  • We have offices in India.
  • Constructed more than 3000 cell sites in Kenya and more than 5 fully equipped MSRS
  • Sold more than 5000 towers within Africa
  • Completed close to 300 repeaters
  • Extended offering includes site survey and design, technical engineering, radio solutions and aftercare services.
Cell on Wheels Alan Dick

Alan Dick & Co (EA) Limited is duly licensed by CCK under the Act to build telecommunications facilities in the Republic of Kenya and is also a licenced Service provider.

We have acquired Sites on which it has or intends to install telecommunications infrastructure and equipment, including but not limited to towers, base stations, Indoor Building Solutions and power generators

Services provided under leased infrastructure model

  1. In-Building infrastructure
    • This included installation of Distributed Antennae Systems within strategic buildings, malls and stadia to enable content providers and Mobile phone operators to disseminate appropriate coverage to the subject spaces
    • Fibre reticulation to office spaces, businesses and stores within such buildings to promote internet coverage either via WIFI or broadband
  2. Greenfield and rooftop sites

This included installation of steel towers in strategic areas to enable content providers and Mobile phone operators to expand their network coverage or for network capacity upgrades. We offer ready to go solutions complete with mast and maintained power enabling the operator to quickly deploy a BTS and MW for immediate on air.

3.   Build-to-fit

We will build any site and install within any building to fit requirements of any operator subject to agreement on lease period and coverage requirements.

CALL ON US FOR YOUR INFRSTRUCTURE NEEDS BE IT MOBILE TELEPHONY, WIFI OR INTERNET

Over the last decade:

  • Civil Works – Over 1500 Sites built to date in East Africa
  • Indoor solutions – Over 100 sites completed in Kenya
  • Tower Supplies – Over 1800 towers supplied in Africa
  • Switch Rooms – Five switch-rooms completed
  • Repeaters – Close to 300 repeaters completed
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Inbuilding Infrastructure

AlanDick now provides leased infrastructure services to telecommunication service providers and internet service providers (ISPs)

What is an “In-building System?”

Several years ago, although cellular operators continued to build towers to provide cellular reception, customers within building continued to receive poor signal and recurrent dropped calls. In building cellular enhancement systems were therefore developed to overcome this problem. In building cellular enhancement systems (or DAS systems as they are commonly known) ensure that customers within buildings can make calls and receive data over their mobile handset. It is assumed that currently, only 10-­­15% of commercial building currently have DAS systems deployed, however this is expected to only increase globally given the increase demand for both voice and data, especially within commercial and retail buildings.

  • Signal included
  • 2/2.5G GSM & 3G networks
  • Large internal/covered areas
    • Exhibition centres
    • Sports arena
    • Tunnels
    • Stations
  • “Distributed Antenna Systems”(DAS)

Why deploy In-building systems?

  • Improve Mobile Operator’s GSM coverage in buildings.
  • Enables or enhances a mobile operators network
  • Improves “external”/macro network
  • Increase revenue
  • Happier customers

Why is DAS Necessary?

A DAS system is necessary becomes it overcomes the severe reduction in signal created due to steel and concrete in buildings. From the perspective of the cellular networks, a DAS system ensures that their customers are able to surf the Internet and make voice calls. From the perspective of Landlords, DAS is essential because, similarly, it ensures that tenants of their building can use their mobile phones. DAS systems are most critically needed for buildings with basements and high rise buildings as these buildings tend to have more people that require bandwidth, and their height means that the strength of signal received from towers tends to be weak.

Indoor Antenna Inbuilding infrastructure by Alan Dick

Alan Dick East Africa DAS solution

Alan Dick East Africa has deployed over 100 DAS solutions for telecommunication service providers in major cities in kenya to date. The solutions deployed so far have been mix of active and passive DAS systems.

A passive DAS system is a system that can usually only host one mobile network operator, requires extensive cabling and usually the actual antennas tend to be noticeable on a building. The solution usually is more cost effective but tends to affect the aesthetics of a building more than an active solution.

An active DAS system is more advanced than passive systems. The solution usually requires much smaller antennas than a passive system (therefore affecting the aesthetics of building much less). Moreover, this solution requires less cabling, and most importantly, the solution would be able to host multiple operators. Therefore, every time an additional network wants to provide coverage in a building, they can do so without installing an entire new solution to a building, which would further affect the interior of a building. Furthermore, an active system tends to cover a larger area than a passive system.

Vast Experience

Product
Range
Quantity
of solutions Deployed
Comments
High Power BTS Hotelling 40+ sites Dense Urban coverage, tri-band
Other Technologies 50+ Varying technologies in environments such as tunnels, shopping centres and airports.

Implementation

Our engineers would initially conduct a survey for an existing building. For buildings that are still under developments, we would request the landlord to provide us with drawings of the building layout.

Our engineers would use our radio planning survey tool to determine the optimum layout of our equipment in the building. This is done in a manner that efficiently ensures full coverage of the building but uses the minimal number of antennas and therefore has the smallest impact on the building

Typical Alan Dick Floor Plan

Based on our design, we would install the equipment and commission it to ensure the entire solution is working.

Our engineers will conduct preventative maintenance checks to ensure the system is working at all times.

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Post installation, the mobile operators will work directly with Alan Dick & Co to provide service for the building and will offer the mobile networks the opportunity to use our infrastructure.

Fiber Installation

Similar to the indoor telecoms solution we also offer landlords the opportunity to install internal fiber to the building. Our engineers would design a fiber network for the building in the most efficient manner, and Internet providers can connect their services through our infrastructure.

This removes the need for every Internet provider to install fiber equipment and run fiber cables through the building. Our fiber to the building solution would install a point outside the building that operators can connect to and our fiber would be deployed across the building so tenants can receive significantly increased Internet speeds.

Alan Dick & Co. Proposal 

The Alan Dick E.A. in building solution we are offering would be an active DAS system.

The advantages of our solutions are:

  • Minimal impact on the aesthetic of the building. The solution requires much smaller antennas than other solutions and less cabling, so the ‘look’ of the building remains intact.
  • Multiple frequencies. Our solution can cover 2G, 3G and 4G. The advantage of this is that all customers, regardless of their phones would be able to have reception. Moreover, since our systems are 4G ready, as technology advances, we will not have to continuously change our equipment in the building. Solutions, which are not 4G ready, would have to be replaced overtime.
  • Intelligent system. With our active solution, the mobile operator would be able to identify faults in the infrastructure once they occur and therefore minimize downtime of the mobile coverage.
  • Every time a new network wants to offer service, they can connect to the existing infrastructure without installing and new equipment. Therefore ensuring mobile connectivity can be provided quickly, and without affecting the building.

In addition to the technological advantage of our system, and that is minimizes the physical impact on the building, the most significant rationale for the ADCEA proposal is that we would supply, install, commission and maintain the equipment at no cost to the landlord of the building.

Landmark Office Alan Dick East Africa

Some of our IBS references include:

International

Systems installed with 10,000 corporate users UK wide with proven capability for fast track project delivery

3G network in Australia

Arkadia Shopping Mall, Cairo, Egypt

Bahrain Convention Centre,

20 corporate sites, Singapore

Clearwater Shopping Mall, 3 carrier system, South Africa

7km “Smart Tunnel” – road tunnel under KL, Malaysia

Rail Tunnels – South Africa

Adlife Alan Dick East Africa

Local

CBA Bank, Nairobi

Landmark Plaza, Nairobi

Rehema House, Nairobi

Transcom House, Nairobi

The Hub, Karen

Garden City Mall, Kasarani

Thika Road Mall, Kasarani

Safaricom HQs

Westgate, Mall Westlands

Utalii House, Nairobi,

Diamond Plaza, Nairobi,

Nakumatt Junction, Nairobi

Public Works House

Tribe Hotel, Nairobi

Dusit Hotel, Nairobi

National bank building, Nairobi

Queensway House

Kussco Centre

Museum Hill Centre

KCS House

Bishops House

General Accident House

Nairobi Bottles

Technical House

HASS Plaza

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