Wireless internet access in commercial buildings

Technology is changing faster than ever.  How we get information and conduct business is dramatically different than it was even just a few years ago.  People are using smartphones and tablets more than ever.  Everything, not just internet, is going wireless.  Most people now use some sort of cloud storage to either replace or supplement traditional storage devices.  By using these types of technologies, it’s now possible to access files and information almost anywhere.  So why are some companies having a hard time helping people stay connected in their own buildings?

While technology can streamline many processes and lead to drastically improved employee efficiency, Utah businesses have had to rework how people are able to access their internet network.  With more devices connected to the network, the demand for higher speeds and better connection points has increased.  This is especially noticeable in highly concentrated areas.  Systems can be easily bogged down, which leads to slow transfer rates and lost efficiency from employees.

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Another issue affecting wireless internet networks is how buildings are being constructed.  Architects and builders are now using products designed to limit the transfer of air from different areas.  The use of curtain wall glazing systems and low emissivity windows work wonders at making a more environmentally friendly building, but also create strong barriers for wireless internet signals.

One of the best ways companies are adjusting to these challenges is the use of a distributed antenna systems (DAS).  These systems are designed and implemented to increase the capacity and coverage for cellular, radio communications, and WiFi devices in targeted areas.  They work by putting small transmitting devices (called antenna nodes) closer to the user that are interconnected, essentially creating more quality connections for each device.  The antenna nodes are then connected to a central controlling system.  A DAS can be utilized in small office buildings all the way up to covering entire cities.

Does your office building need a Distributed Antenna System to improve WiFi and cell service?

These systems are ideal for large businesses with a large number of people, especially in a confined area such as venues that host concerts and sporting events.  A DAS will allow each individual to move throughout the venue with a stronger signal than they would otherwise have had.  This is evidenced with AT&T improving their network at the AT&T stadium (called AT&T Park) which is home to the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball team.  While they already had a WiFi system installed, it regularly bogged down under the increasing use of number crunching fans (and probably less interested spouses and children).  By installing the DAS in the park, AT&T was able to give the fans better connectivity and faster speeds.

Stadiums aren’t the only place a DAS can greatly improve the connection.  They are also needed on large areas with multiple buildings, such as college campuses, airports, and large company campuses.

Since a DAS operates on a radio frequency (RF) spectrum, you must use at least one carrier before deployment.  We can help you get the proper paperwork and approvals before moving forward with a DAS installation.

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