DAS: Are they really needed and do they cost you an arm and a leg?

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Apr 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM
  DAS, a system that boosts the cellular signal reception and coverage, has become a must-have in the commercial space. While some may still view it as a layer that simply adds costs and complexity to a real estate project, DAS can be a significant value-add to any property. Then there’s another shade: the Public Safety DAS. There are requirements mandated by FCC for buildings to have emergency responder radio coverage system.  Its systems and signal boosters provide first responders and public safety professionals with stable and reliable radio coverage in buildings and other structures. Any building owner would always want to be assured of the safety of its tenants and occupants. However, in case of any emergency, it is critical for the first responders to be able to communicate clearly in all areas of buildings and facilities in their jurisdiction. Read More

Topics: Public Safety DAS

The Nationalization of 5G Network

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Mar 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM
  If you’ve been abreast of the whole 5G hype, you’d know that the proposal of a nationalized 5G wireless network has stimulated  lot of controversy, forming a wave of reaction across most agencies and the political spectrum. This could be because 5G network is becoming such a haloed technology in the industry with a lot of hopes  and expectations of it. For starters, 5G or fifth generation network is the next G of mobility which would use high frequency airwaves in distributing wireless data, and could allow ridiculously faster speeds of up to 20Gbps in comparison to the current 4G network that has a maximum bandwidth of 1Gbps. It will also very likely be the amped up backbone to the Internet of Things (IoT) and all that IoT realm will bring to the table. Not only would it offer faster speeds and greater capacity than previous generations, but also accommodate newer, more evolved and advanced technologies, such as self-driving cars, virtual reality, Artificial Intelligence, and of course, the Internet of Things.  So, where is 5G on the map? Well, network carriers, such as AT&T and Verizon, have plans to roll out 5G service in limited markets this year. Read More

Topics: News

Looking back at 2017 in U.S. Telecom

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Feb 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM
  We are well into the second month in a brand new year and I have started to fervently check off new year’s list of things to accomplish; so far I think I’m doing a decent job. Now, what I also want to look back and review from last year is the tech-trend. Having always been amazed by how technology evolves and advances every passing day ( especially so in the wireless macrocosm), I wanted to check back on what technology promised us last year and look back on which ones actually made it to reality! Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts, Commercial WiFi Blog Posts

The call drops we all dread about

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Feb 1, 2018 11:00:00 AM
  Amidst the intense debates over Net Neutrality, the long-prevalent problem of call drops in mobile networks is still a new burning subject for many people. Whether you’re taking or making a call, if it is interrupted before either party decides to end the call, it is known as the infamous call drop. The real culprit for the dropped calls may either be in the Macro or the Micro network, or both, but without the shadow of a doubt, it affects directly on the network quality perception of the carrier, and the build quality perception of the building. Not only are they annoying and frustrating, calls drops are also more worrying than blocked calls as they don’t get in the queue to re-establish a connection. The drop call rates are often used as one of the essential figures of merit to measure the quality of service in the mobile wireless networks. Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts, Commercial WiFi Blog Posts

Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi puts your efficiency in the spotlight

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Jan 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM
  Let’s get this one straight. If you need to cross the Atlantic pond and get to the other end, you can’t do it in a single-engine aircraft. Those are best suited for recreational and private use. Similarly, if you own an organization but attempt to run it on a residential grade Wi-Fi, you’re bound to experience similar things as you would at home - low on energy, low on productivity, and high on distractions. Read More

Topics: Commercial WiFi Blog Posts

What's new in the Public Safety Connectivity realm?

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Jan 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM
  Dropped calls and feeble data connections are modern day nuisances, but for public safety officers, it could very well be a matter of life and death. Every mobile connection, conversation, and video transmission counts when public safety is at stake. For this reason, the providers of dedicated public safety wireless communication networks aim to build a private system for public safety communications through full build-outs. Twenty-nine states have decided to opt-in to FirstNet and AT&T build-out plans that are to be submitted to each state. Read More

Topics: News

2018 will be the year of technology

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Jan 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM
  Happy New Year and welcome to a shiny new 2018! It was a busy year in the tech world, and 2018 looks no different. We are already looking at some significant tech trends that are expected to make waves this year. While terms like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain dominated the technological world in 2017, the prediction is that such technologies will only get more advanced, talked about, adopted, accepted, and prevalent in 2018. Here are the five tech trends that we've been fascinated about, been writing about throughout 2017, and are probably just as keen to see it unfold as Sophia might be in Saudi Arabia!   Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts

IoT (and IBW) can truly turn things around for Hotels

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Dec 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM
  Providing outstanding customer service in the hospitality sector has always been a critical success factor for any establishment, whether for a global hotel chain or a local motel. It involves understanding the customers, their expectations, and their true needs and desires. Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts, Commercial WiFi Blog Posts

Demand for more IBW capacity continues to accelerate

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Dec 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM
As carriers continue expanding and densifying their networks to meet the capacity and bandwidth requirements that never seems to slow down, the economically viable In-Building Wireless (IBW) solutions have become more critical than ever before - and it’s only a start. Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), Single Carrier Small Cells, and Multi-Carrier Small Cells combined make up today’s in-building voice and data solutions.  Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts, Commercial WiFi Blog Posts

The loss of Net Neutrality

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Dec 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM
Net Neutrality, the principle that says the Internet Service Providers should treat all content equally and not give preferences to select digital content providers, has been lost. In layman terms, Net Neutrality simply means the consumer can load every website, video, app, gif, or any content on the internet evenly, regardless of where it is hosted. For instance, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) may not charge additional dollars for sites that stream movies or promote a specific agenda. This is also quite literally referred to as the ‘Open Internet’. Read More

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