For many people, mobile phones are as important a commodity as water, electricity and gas. But the universal problem of poor mobile signal leading to dropped calls and dead zones continue to beleaguer many mobile phone customers.
Many individuals and businesses still wonder why they should get a mobile signal booster. Surely it is the mobile network’s obligation to provide mobile coverage? Unfortunately, mobile phone networks are unable to guarantee coverage everywhere.
In-door mobile signal coverage problems are here to stay
The government, OFCOM and mobile networks are committed to providing good quality data and voice coverage to 90% of UK landmass by June 2026. However, this would only include indoor coverage for 60% of those premises that are unserved by any mobile operator.
This means that if your building is located far from the network tower, facing the wrong way, is made from impenetrable materials or have obstructions between your building and the tower, you are likely to be stuck with in-door mobile signal frustrations for the foreseeable future.
Here are 5 reasons why a mobile signal booster will benefit you:
If you’re a building owner or landlord, it will improve the value of your building.
Connectivity plays a pivotal role in making buildings more attractive for businesses, developers and commercial landlords. An independent WiredScore certification identifies buildings which provide businesses with connectivity infrastructure it needs to thrive. By installing an in-door mobile signal booster, you are able to provide a reliable, stable mobile signal coverage.
Mobile phone calls are more reliable than WiFi calling.
The popularity of wifi calling has increased in recent times, however, it is widely critiqued as being unreliable, slow and incur dropped calls. This is particularly true in large and busy venues such as airports, universities, hospitals, government buildings, shopping centres or distribution centres where you effectively share the bandwidth with everyone else around you.
Mobile signal boosters can alleviate the pressure on the internal WiFi networks and give mobile phone users enough mobile signal to make and receive phone calls.
80% of all mobile phone calls are made indoors.
Dropped calls or poor-quality connections could be detrimental to business continuity and will lead to frustrated and stressed employees. It is simply unacceptable that mobile phone users should have to step outside to perform the simple act of making a phone call. Mobile signal boosters will remove this unnecessary problem from the equation and improve productivity and customer satisfaction.
If they comply with OFCOM regulatory requirements, they are legal.
OFCOM changed their regulations in 2018, stating, ‘Installation or use of repeater devices by anyone without a licence is a criminal offence under Section 8 of the WT Act 2006. Any person found guilty of installing or using such devices without a licence would be liable on conviction to a fine of up to £5000 and/or up to 51 weeks’ imprisonment (Six months in Scotland and Northern Ireland).’
Ofcom has clamped down heavily on the use of unregulated mobile phone signal boosters inside office buildings, and some business centres have been fined for using them.
There are, however, a range of licence-exempt mobile signal boosters available which comply with OFCOM’s regulatory requirements. Install any of these mobile signal boosters to stay above board.
They are cheaper than you think and quickly to install than any other solution.
Mobile signal boosters have come a long way since they first came to market. Whether you want to improve a small 80m2 space or a large multi-storey office block, there is a mobile signal solution available to solve your mobile signal woes. When compared to other solutions, it is cost-effective and can be installed in a timeous fashion.
Frequency Telecom is the master distributor of Nextivity’s Cel-Fi range of mobile signal boosters. Cel-Fi products are mobile network approved and fully meet the regulatory requirements in the UK and Ireland. The Cel-Fi commitment is to protect the operator’s network, deliver the best in-building mobile performance, and be the easiest solution to install.
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About Frequency Telecom
Established in 2002, Frequency Telecom is an expert in delivering mobile accessories and mobile signal solutions. The company is proud to have worked with a number of high-profile customers creating uniquely branded and bespoke products across a range of different industries, including the Public Sector, Retail, B2B and Corporate Businesses. Working closely with its partners, including Bury, Huawei, Samsung, Nextivity Cel-Fi and Eiger Protection, Frequency manages all accessory requirements from sourcing specific products to bespoke manufactured solutions whilst offering competitive pricing and fast service. Additional information is available at FrequencyTelecom.com, on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Frequency is the Master Distributor of Cel-Fi products in the UK and Ireland.
About Cel-Fi by Nextivity
Nextivity Inc. develops the award-winning Cel-Fi family of products that deliver best-in-class in-building and mobile coverage for spaces up to 500,000 sq. ft., and for environments where harsh conditions require a rugged design. Cel-Fi is the go-to solution for settings such as healthcare facilities, office buildings, remote sites, parking garages, hotels, warehouse and industrial venues, government offices, retailers, schools, as well as trucking and marine fleets. Cel-Fi products are available in 90 countries through mobile operators and a growing worldwide network of master distributors, systems integrators, installers, and resellers. Additional information is available at Cel-Fi.com, on Twitter, LinkedIn, and on Facebook