Larger and taller buildings create a lot of value in terms of workspace or retail space, however the materials used for their strength also interfere with the wireless signals we’ve come to rely on.
Businesses and customers rely on cellular technology, and ‘dead-spots’ create frustration and productivity loss. Larger buildings can implement an IBW solution, different to the Wi-Fi spectrum and closer to mobile phone technology (3G, 4G, LTE etc). In the age of mobile computing, and the dawn of 5G, indoor cellular coverage is now an expectation. Shopping centres, skyscrapers and campuses can all benefit from In-Building Wireless.
Like Wi-Fi before it, IBW represents a leap forward in wireless convenience and performance. It also demands infrastructure such as specialised RF equipment, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and cabling. Due to size, cost and complexity, operator supplied IBW solutions have typically been reserved for airports, convention centres and stadiums. However, In-Building Wireless solutions are becoming simpler, more affordable and more necessary.