We all want to be connected. At home and at work. The ability to access content whenever we want and wherever we are is the new expectation. But as we connect more Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the network, the challenges increase.

One of the questions that is still unanswered is, “Who owns the network in the building?” According to a survey conducted by CommScope on in-building wireless, although 87 percent of building professionals say that it is imperative to have coverage in-building, 37 percent say network operators should be responsible while others say IT managers or building managers (23 percent and 21 percent, respectively). You can see that there is little agreement on ownership, which adds to the challenges.

In the below video, I talk more about these challenges and our upcoming educational seminars to help building managers and owners understand some of the expectations placed on building networks. See today’s press release about the “Evolution of the Workplace” workshops to register for these free events.


About the Author

Ed Solis

Ed Solis is the head of Building Market Development & Strategy for Enterprise Solutions at CommScope. He joined the company in October 2005 and has overall responsibility for leading the Enterprise Solutions strategy team. The team works to identify, analyze and monitor external and internal environments with a primary focus on strategic revenue enhancement directives of growth, profitability, and sustainability.

Ed has more than 17 years of experience in the networking industry having held various leadership positions in strategy, international market management, product marketing, product development, business development, and program management. He holds a B.A. in Communication Studies, Organizational Leadership Focus from Eastern Washington University and received his MBA with a focus on Marketing from Texas A&M Commerce College of Business & Entrepreneurship.   He also holds the BICSI RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) designation.  Ed also volunteers in several product development, marketing, and mentorship nonprofit organizations.

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1 comment for "Building systems will soon run on the IT network, but who will own them?"
Levi Silva Sergio Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:58 PM

Very interesting this work.

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