How to Target Campus-Wide Cellular and Public-Safety Communications

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Higher education campuses are prime opportunities for cellular operators to grow coverage and expand services

A seismic shift has occurred within the wireless industry: wireless operators are funding fewer in-building wireless projects.

This trend informs that - among other things - the large venue market segment, which includes stadiums, convention centers, subways and airports and has traditionally been the "sweet spot" for carrier-funded cellular enhancement network deployments, is saturated and that the economics does not entice carriers to address mid-sized venues such as hotels and hospitals as well as higher education, retail, corporate and multitenant high-rise buildings. The total of such mid-sized venues represent an addressable market having 16-times more venues, according to statistics from the Energy Information Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Energy.

It means that the places where we live, work, shop, vacation, receive health care and attend school are at risk of being left behind...

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