It probably comes as little surprise that most employees today expect on-the-spot mobile data accessibility and anywhere voice service to enhance their work productivity both at their desk and throughout an office. In response, IT teams are searching for the best approach to support this trend and provide the highest quality, in-building service available for a reasonable cost. Small cells have emerged as a breakthrough solution.
Small Cells Provide Exceptional In-Building Wireless Service
Small cells, such as enterprise femtocells, are an ideal means to provide truly ubiquitous cellular coverage for employees throughout an office or campus. They are compact cellular towers that are installed inside buildings, and they bring the network directly to where users are requiring cellular service. So logically, the cellular signal is strengthened in areas where there is an abundance of data traffic.
Employees have a low tolerance for dropped calls within an office building, especially if these calls are with customers or company executives. The majority of business calls are now being made on mobile devices, so this growth of indoor mobile usage is essential for the corporate IT team to address.
As comprehensive as Sprint’s cellular network may be, there are environmental considerations in any building or on any campus that can create dead spots, or areas with poor coverage. Sprint is now selling the AIRAVE Pro Connect enterprise femtocell, which it announced recently. This small device accommodates the growth of in-building data traffic and provides exceptional seamless in-building cellular service.
Performance is improved for everyone with an enterprise femtocell solution. Business users benefit from high-quality indoor coverage. Sprint, on the other hand, is able to offload traffic from its macro cellular network. The growing reliance on mobile devices and the corporate cloud for data-centric applications has stressed mobile network’s infrastructure. Small cells will offload the data service to the specific location where the users are accessing the network, while providing the most comprehensive coverage available.
The bottom line for small cells comes down to ubiquity and availability of service. Business users demand connectivity at all times in order to improve their efficiency. Corporations demand secure and dependable wireless service to improve productivity. Small cells are an attractive solution for everyone.
The AIRAVE Pro Connect
The AIRAVE Pro Connect handles up to 32 data and 29 voice users simultaneously. It is ideal for sites such as office bullpens, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, shopping centers, universities, government buildings, hotels, airports, or smaller retail locations such as coffee shops. A single unit can cover up to 85,000 square feet of indoor space, and can be deployed in clusters as needed to support larger coverage areas. The AIRAVE Pro Connect offers feature transparency with the Sprint network and supports 911 emergency calls.
Sprint’s AIRAVE Pro Connect devices are easily installed on office walls. They are self-organizing, which means they automatically adjust to the office environment for the purpose of increasing coverage and capacity on the local user’s device. These small cells actually connect to the enterprise’s own IP network and automatically connect to the Sprint cell tower. All this is done seamlessly without the user experiencing service interference.
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Small Cells Defined:
Small cells are compact wireless base stations that enhance macro network service in high-usage areas by off-loading data capacity and enhancing voice coverage.
Femtocells, enterprise femtocells, picocells and metrocells round out the product offerings.
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