U.S. fiber infrastructure network company Segra announced the launch of an in-building wireless to help wireless carriers meet increased demand for more bandwidth and prepare for 5G technology, the company said in a release.
With an estimated 80% of mobile traffic originating or terminating within a building, universal in-building wireless networks are vital to business operations, the firm said.
“Segra has always been a leader in partnering with carriers as communication technology advances and connectivity demand increases. This is Segra’s latest solution for enabling carriers to provide robust wireless connectivity to their customers and to prepare for 5G deployment,” said Dan Watts, Segra’s vice president of product management and business development. “Our solution is backed by Segra’s reliable and dense state-of-the-art fiber network as well as our industry-leading customer service.”
The company also noted that in-building wireless solutions allow users to be off-loaded to lit building networks, which increases the performance of the local macro tower and ultimately the experience for the users. By off-loading traffic from high-rise buildings, vast campuses, crowded stadiums and hotel properties, Segra said it ensures end-users stay connected and have the best mobile experience possible.
In addition, public expectations that 5G will provide a faster, more advanced network connection than ever before put pressure on carriers to deliver a superior end-user experience, the company said. Providing 5G capabilities comes with the need for increased bandwidth availability as well as for devices located closer to transmitters for short RF band lengths. By providing lit buildings with wireless transmitters, carriers’ customers will experience the benefits of 5G, Segra added.
“Carriers will find Segra’s In-Building Wireless a turnkey solution that is efficient and quick to deploy,” said Martie Willaby, Segra’s vice president of carrier sales. “To ensure its delivery and service level meets the needs of the market, this new solution was built with direct input from our partners who demand a carrier-grade solution.”
Segra also highlighted that carriers can immediately benefit from the company’s solution and its support of in-building antennas, enterprise Wi-Fi, public safety networks, LTE small cells, and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS).
Segra is one of the largest independent fiber bandwidth companies in the eastern U.S. It owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network of more than 23,000 miles that connects more than 9,000 on-net locations and six data centers throughout nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states.