Connected and Efficient Buildings Enable Enterprise Success
From maximizing business uptime to enabling a smart city, in-building wireless connectivity is quickly being regarded as an essential utility just like power or water. But, as wireless carriers and service providers reach the end of CapEx cycles, the financial burden of connected buildings of all sizes is put on real estate developers, property owners and enterprises. In an enterprise context, always-on connectivity offers a competitive advantage by making business systems and applications more reliable. In developing an IT strategy that delivers in-building wireless, CIOs must also consider the impact of data breaches, the trend toward BYOD, compliance issues and other factors. These needs and industry emphasis on bringing LTE inside underscore the importance of connected and efficient buildings, a major strategic and product thrust from CommScope, which Patrick Lau, CommScope director of business development in North America, discussed with RCR Wireless News.