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Recap of the Demystifying mobile signal boosters Webinar

By September 24, 2020September 28th, 2020No Comments

Here is a short recap of what was covered at the Demystifying Mobile Signal Boosters Webinar that was hosted on 15th September 2020.

Frequency hosted a webinar on 15th September to help customers and resellers understand what mobile signal boosters are and how they work. With so many misconceptions and illegal boosters available on the market, it was prudent to reintroduce mobile signal boosters and to shed light on the accessibility, affordability and legality of them.

The expert panel consisted of Gareth Limpenny (CEO and Founder – Frequency), Colin Giles (Sales Manager – Frequency) and Colin Abrey (VP, EMEA region – Nextivity).  After introductions, Colin Giles explained that buildings or areas that are obstructed from mobile towers or the building materials used are the main culprits of poor in-door mobile coverage. He went on to prove that is a universal problem in all in-door areas from residential, commercial, retail and enterprise.

Colin also covered the issue of the legality around using signal boosters. In April 2018, OFCOM passed a new regulation that allow people to use static and low-gain in-vehicle mobile phone boosters without the need for a licence. The boosters are only allowed to amplify signal from one operator at a time, but can allow customers to switch operators. Mobile signal boosters which claimed to be wideband, or those which boost signals from more than one operator at a time, do not comply with the requirements and using them continues to be unlawful.

Colin Abrey took over and gave a brief introduction of who Nextivity are and where Cel-Fi products fit into the industry. He explained in laymens terms how the boosters work and how they are installed and managed via the WAVE app.

Finally, Colin Giles spoke about 3 successful deployments using the various Cel-Fi products. These included:

  • Cel-Fi Quatra installation at the NHS Welsh Ambulance Service Head Office
  • Cel-Fi GO X installations at 7 Pure Office services office sites across the UK
  • Cel-Fi SOLO installation at Landis & Gyr

The webinar is available to listen to by clicking here.

We hope you will join us at our next webinar.


Gareth Limpenny | CEO Frequency Telecom

Gareth Limpenny founded Frequency Telecom in April 2001. Over the past 20 years, Frequency Telecom has flourished in the ever-changing mobile accessories landscape. In 2018, Frequency became a Master Distributor for Cel-Fi mobile signal boosters in the UK and Ireland when it was declared OFCOM licence-exempt.

Colin Abrey | VP Sales EMEA region, Nextivity

Colin Abrey is vice president, Channel Sales for the EMEA region at Nextivity. He has spent more than 30 years in wireless and international telecoms industries. He has deployed many large-scale in-building projects, including airports, convention centres, hospitals, malls, commercial buildings, sports stadia and hotels.

Colin Giles | Sales Manager Frequency

Colin Giles is the Sales Manager for Cel-Fi mobile signal boosters in Frequency. He has brokered many deals and deployed Cel-Fi solutions in companies like the BBC, Hotel Chocolat, NHS and many others.

Established in 2002, Frequency employs over 60 people, across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Frequency Telecom is the master distributor of Nextivity’s Cel-Fi range of mobile signal boosters in the UK and Ireland. Cel-Fi products are licence-exempt and fully meets the regulatory requirements in the UK (Ofcom SI 2018/399) and Ireland (ComReg S.I.No.283 of 2018).

Email:    [email protected]
Tel:         +44 208 397 2222


Headquartered in San Diego, Nextivity Inc. develops the award-winning line of Cel-Fi products that optimize cellular coverage in homes, office and enterprise buildings. Cel-Fi products are self-configuring and leverage the advanced signal-processing and radio design of Nextivity’s IntelliBoost chipset to deliver the industry’s highest gain at the lowest cost per square foot. 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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