Cell phone signal booster manufacturer SureCall is making available what it claims to be the world’s first 5G signal booster, the firm said in a release.
The Force8 signal booster will boost 5G connectivity for specific bands in commercial buildings throughout urban, suburban, and rural areas across North America, SureCall noted.
The Force8 is engineered to amplify cellular signals for T-Mobile’s 600 MHz band and AT&T’s 2.3 GHz band, both of which fall under the Frequency Range 1 (FR1) spectrum of enhanced 4G and early 5G adopters. Like SureCall’s current line-up of signal boosters, the Force8 will also boost 3G and 4G LTE signals for all North American carriers, the company said.
“Due to the natural signal range and penetration challenges of 5G technology, many buildings will require the assistance of 5G signal boosters to enable reliable cellular connectivity for users,” said Hongtao Zhan, CEO and founder of SureCall. “The Force8 is an innovation in cellular boosting technology and is designed to solve the problems of poor 5G signals.”
The Force8 also features built-in compatibility with the SureCall Cloud Remote Management Platform. The SureCall Cloud is an intuitive platform that enables the monitoring, management and optimization of commercial signal booster deployments from any location.
SureCall also highlighted that the Force8 features include in-building coverage of up to 80,000 square feet and accommodates any floor plan with a variety of antenna options.
Pricing for the Force8 starts at $6,999 and can be customized depending on the application, size and scope of the installation. The Force8 requires carrier approval and must be installed by a professional integrator in any building.
In October 2019, SureCall unveiled its booster platform of scalable 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) signal boosters and antenna kitting options.
SureCall said its 5G mmWave booster platform is supported by industry features such as the exclusively patented Extended Range Technology (ERT) as well as amplification for all carriers operating 5G on the 28 GHz mmWave band. In addition, the booster is designed to be fully Federal Communications Commission-compliant with current and upcoming 5G regulations, including network protection standards, for seamless integration into cell tower networks.
“This platform of scalable 5G millimeter wave signal boosters and antenna kitting options can be adapted to various solutions, which include in-building for hospitals, buildings and other venues,” Hongtao Zhan, CEO and founder at SureCall, previously told In Building Tech.