We’ve all been there, right? We’ve called our families or continued a business call on the way out of the office; however, as soon as we step into the elevator the “can you hear me now” question follows. We check the number of bars, asking the other party to “hold on a minute” and we end up with the inevitable dropped call. It’s the same story in many locations throughout a building, be it the stairwells or the parking garage. In some buildings, due to height, location or building construction, the entire building can be a “dead zone.” We live in a mobile society and there is nothing more frustrating than having to repeat oneself or stop communicating as we move from one space to another or from one device to another.

The solution is simple, available and used regularly – bring the network inside with an in-building wireless system. With the proliferation of mobile devices and the recent acceleration of data usage taxing the current 3G and nascent 4G cellular networks, the likelihood that the indoor coverage provided by outdoor-based cellular networks will survive for another five years is unlikely. A recent report from analysts at IDC predicts that the smartphone market will grow by nearly 50 percent this year alone. For building engineers and architects who are just starting to think about construction, we recommend looking further into the case for pre-wiring a building for indoor wireless coverage. (And, of course, we recommend the Wired for Wireless™ Solution from CommScope!)

With the Wired for Wireless Solution, building owners, campus administrators and IT personnel can ensure blanketed wireless coverage for fun, work and safety – making life better, easier and less frustrating. Consumers and enterprise users can seamlessly transition throughout their day free of the worry of interrupted mobile service. Designed for installation during construction along with all the other main utilities in a building, the robust system enables organizations to be prepared for tomorrow from day one. With better wireless and public safety coverage, the Wired for Wireless Solution lowers the lifetime costs of maintaining a building while providing multi-carrier support for neutral infrastructure.

This means owners don’t have to worry about changes to the outdoor network – even if “Bieber 6G Fever” hits.

About the Author

Morgan Kurk

Mr. Kurk became CommScope's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He previously served as the Chief Technology Officer as well as the Senior Vice President of the wireless segment including responsibility for indoor, outdoor, and backhaul businesses. Mr. Kurk started his career at Motorola in 1994 where he was a hardware development engineer for base stations and a product manager for a CDMA base station product line. He joined Allen Telecom in 1997, which became part of Andrew Corporation in 2004. Mr. Kurk held a variety of positions including director of business development in the United States and China; vice president of R&D, PLM, and Strategy; and vice president and general manager of the Wireless Innovations Group worldwide. In 2009, he joined CommScope as Senior Vice President of the Enterprise business unit. In total, he has approximately 25 years of experience solving communication problems.

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1 comment for "Continuous Connectivity Is Making Life Better"

In building coverage is still one of the biggest problem in our country, especially with high frequencies having less penetration. I think getting property rights to install is one of the biggest problem to delay the roll out from network operators. I still believe if privately the in building solution can be provided can speed up the roll out. Even in private houses the coverage is till very poor and people uses boosters or cell extenders which they also still controlled by network operators. Your multioperator solution is really good and i know it has been implemented during our 2010 olympic games

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