A multi-tenanted building and a strong cell-signal: two opposite sides of a coin that never meet. Haven’t we all been there, and been there so often? After all, the average American is said to spend 93% of their lives indoors. Of which, only 6% of that is spent in automobiles, and the 87% indoors. That ‘indoors’ comprises our residences, apartments, office towers, corporate buildings, industrial premises, factories, shopping centers, hotels and more. All these places are indoor sites that seem […]
On our last blog, we covered the five-step scoping questionnaire that we thought might be helpful to you in scoping out your In-Building Wireless (IBW) project, and to do your due-diligence. This week, we have five-step questionnaire to help you make your IBW project a success!
Just about every single one of us has experienced the plummeting bar signals where it suddenly drops from four bar signals to just one… or simply gives up. From spotty reception to call drops – we’ve all been there, and it can be exasperating and bewildering. And we know what causes it. We also know we have options, but where do we start? Here’s a quick five-point questionnaire to help you navigate through the due-diligence process of your in-building cellular […]
Spectrum is finite and fully-allocated. FCC has recently conducted its expensive spectrum auction exercises in an attempt to free up some unused band, and reallocate it to the wireless carriers and providers.
Imagine this. You’ve had a small fish bowl with a couple of little goldfish in it for a while, and they’re doing OK. One goldfish is yours, and other is your significant other’s.
RF signals degrade as they pass through the structural elements of buildings, contributing to the development of areas known as dead zones. These are areas where there is little or no wireless coverage what so ever. This means that developers and building owners must find ways to overcome this challenge and provide strong and reliable signal strength throughout the building and in turn maximize the performance of devices connected to the network. A good start would be determining exactly where […]
As more people join the wireless spectrum, communication speeds have begun to drop and frustration amongst users is rapidly increasing. You will notice this happening at sporting events, concerts and large conferences, where large amounts of people are trying to access their cellular providers network (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile) at the same time. Campuses and Universities are experiencing this problem at a much greater rate, as slow data speeds and drop cell phone calls, occur more frequently due to the […]
Our dependence on wireless coverage has brought up new issues for the wireless industry. The growing number of users and devices per person has had a drastic impact on coverage and connection speeds. Integrators of wireless communications as well as cellular providers are struggling to keep up with capacity issues and are constantly trying to determine solutions to fixing weak coverage. Coverage gaps and a lack of bandwidth, affect our ability to communicate efficiently and safely. If you have ever […]
There is no doubt that people have a deep-rooted desire to stay connected. They want the ability to access information at all times, no matter where they are. With a rising global population and 6 billion mobile subscriptions (according to U.N. Telecom Agency Report), cell phones drove the past growth of wireless systems. In order to meet the needs of the population, major strides in telecommunication infrastructure had to be made. Just as cell phones were responsible for the growth […]
In my previous post we explored the growth of wireless and how demand and capacity issues have caused the industry to rapidly evolve. Naturally, that sparked my interest to explore our dependence on wireless coverage and our necessity to stay connected. Every day we walk around with smartphones, tablets, and laptops, often connected to multiple devices at one time. According to a poll the ‘TIMES’ carried out, 84% of respondents worldwide claimed that they could not go a single day […]