In-building mobile connectivity
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Do you need a mobile phone signal booster for your building?

There are several reasons why now might be the right time to invest in a mobile phone signal booster for your organisation’s building.

With landlines no longer a go-to device, your business might rely on mobile to generate leads. Perhaps you work at a hospital where relatives are trying to stay in touch with loved ones. Maybe you’re a retailer trying to deal with suppliers over the phone, or a hotel trying to offer the best browsing experience to paying guests. All of these examples require robust indoor mobile coverage.

However, bad indoor mobile signal can lead to dropped calls, poor voice quality, slow browsing speed or unreliable 3G/4G connections. As a result, every day you might be losing business, experiencing a communications breakdown, or even failing to ensure safety for the building’s inhabitants.

Sound familiar? Your building may benefit from a mobile phone signal booster. But why is now the right time to take the plunge?

Why your building needs a mobile phone signal booster

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We are now embedded in a connected world. Smartphones aren’t just crucial points of contact – they’re real estate for eye-grabbing websites and mobile apps. Overall there are 5.22 billion users worldwide, with most internet users (92.6%) using mobile devices to go online at least some of the time.

By 2025, the number of monthly active smartphone users in the UK is set to be 64.89 million – a projected increase of nearly 10 million since 2018. The number will only continue to rise as people see smartphones as vital tools for work and play, which is why it’s more important than ever to provide extensive mobile coverage across your facility.

According to a report from Amdocs, 80% of data traffic is being consumed indoors. In order for businesses/organisations to stay ahead and offer the best experience to those working on their premises, they need to ensure that they are matching this demand with in-building mobile connectivity that delivers high-quality calls and ultra-fast connection speeds.

But what affects mobile phone signal strength?

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Mobile phone signal is unable to penetrate thick walls or sequences of walls in larger or taller buildings, making it impossible to access mobile connectivity inside.

What’s more, the onset of modern building materials designed to improve efficiency can make them less mobile-friendly. Low-E glass windows and fibreglass insulation actually reflect radio waves as they hit the building, making it even harder for mobile signal to penetrate inside.

Other factors that can impact indoor mobile signal connectivity include densely packed urban environments, obstructions such as hills, trees and other buildings, wireless interference from power lines and electronic applications, and even poor weather conditions.

With so many factors affecting phone signal, it can be difficult to find an effective solution. However, Cel-Fi mobile phone signal boosters are designed to bypass these issues altogether.

Cel-Fi: How to boost in-door mobile phone signal

Cel-Fi mobile phone signal boosters bring outdoor signal into building interiors. By doing so, they can improve indoor mobile coverage, eliminate ‘dead zones’ and ensure that voice calls are crystal clear. A single Cel-Fi QUATRA system can support between 10,000 and 50,000 square feet of coverage, making it perfect for larger spaces.

As part of the Cel-Fi package, a donor antenna is installed in a location that can obtain the best signal. This is connected to an internal amplifier (network unit) to boost the signal, which is distributed throughout the building using an internal antenna – a simple, effective solution that provides enhanced coverage.

Why is Cel-Fi the best mobile phone signal booster?

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Many competing mobile signal boosters may claim to boost mobile coverage, but they may, in fact, fail to comply with OFCOM rules and could be illegally installed. Specifically, OFCOM requires mobile phone boosters to not interfere with other networks and remain within licence conditions of the mobile network they are boosting.

Cel-Fi is not only cost-effective and easy to install, but fully compliant with OFCOM requirements. It’s a scalable solution that can be delivered in a matter of weeks, and provide widespread coverage across your business, improving voice quality and data speeds. Authorised by 200 carriers globally, it supports all networks covering UK buildings.

Cel-Fi mobile phone signal boosters are network-safe, meaning they don’t interfere with other mobile networks or subscribers signals.

Why is UCtel the right choice for boosting in-building mobile phone signal?

UCtel delivers the best possible mobile phone signal booster for your building, ensuring you get the best coverage possible.

We’ll survey your site, advise on the best solution for your requirements, and install and test the system to ensure the required coverage is provided. We can also provide a managed service to ensure the system continues to operate optimally. And even if you have no mobile signal on-site at all, just contact us and we’ll find an alternative solution.

UCtel can provide the right solution to effectively boost your mobile phone signal and make dropped calls and slow browsing speeds. Call us on 0333 344 4417 or email sales@uctel.co.uk and start your journey to better mobile coverage today.