THE REAL COST OF POOR CONNECTIVITY

THE REAL COST OF POOR CONNECTIVITY

In an increasingly wireless world, the use of modern building materials such as steel frames, reinforced concrete and tinted glass can adversely impact not just the reception of mobile phone signals within a building but equally, the signal characteristics and wireless coverage within.With our ever increasing reliance and attachment to smartphones and with over 80% of all mobile usage originating from within buildings the need to create a superb digital environment, for seamless connectivity is not just a nice to have, its critically important not just for customers and staff but also having a wide ranging impact on everything from the safety and security of staff and assets through to the quality of the service that can be delivered within the space. Effective indoor cellular is essential for creating a superb people centered environment, but today the use of shorter range, higher frequencies, combined with modern building standards, delivering connectivity is becoming more challenging and expensive at a time when connectivity is becoming more business critical.

 

The increasing Importance of Digital connectivity in commercial property has seen the the emergence of a wide range of wireless technologies.  Failing to address the challenge of choosing the right solution can undoubtedly have a negative impact on usability and the long term commercial appeal of the building. However creating a space that is commercially attractive and free of signal issues through solutions such as full spectrum DAS can have a significant impact on capital cost and budgets

The good news is that with ever smarter Wi-Fi systems, and the ever increased roll out by carriers of advanced Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over WiFi (VoWiFI ) a compelling case exists for carriers and service providers to extend the reach of their networks enabling them to essentially make use of advanced LTE capabilities and small-cell architecture through

The ability to alleviate Indoor coverage problems so as to make and receive mobile calls and SMS reliably even in the most difficult to cover areas without the need for expensive, licensed solutions, carrier integration can provide cellular facility at a fraction of the cost and installation time whilst offering many of the advantages of DAS solutions