CommScope takes British tower builder Alifabs international
Leading UK tower and cabinet manufacturer and installer maximises ‘deployability’
Richard Smith is infamous for his ability to identify the manufacturer and model of a tower or cabinet within seconds just by looking at a photo! With a degree in engineering and psychology (necessary to manage his team of “dysfunctional geniuses”) Richard joined Alifabs 20 years ago, starting on the telecom side of the business, ending up as Managing Director. Alifabs has manufactured and installed more UK towers than any other company and, having been acquired by CommScope, they are now leveraging the company’s international relationships to seek opportunities overseas.
TowerXchange: Please introduce Alifabs - where do you fit in the telecoms infrastructure ecosystem? How did you get started in this business?
Richard Smith, Managing Director, Alifabs and VP, CommScope:
Alifabs designs, manufactures and installs telecom towers and cabinets, offering an end to end service from building the base to testing and rigging the tower, all the way to the site being ready to ready integrate into the network.