We have well and truly got to the point where mobile phones are an integral part of our everyday lives. By 2020, it’s estimated that up to 76 percent of adults in developed countries will have access to a smartphone which is compatible with 4G coverage. South Korea is leading the way with smartphones, with up to 95% of their population owning one. European countries, the USA, Australia & Japan aren’t too far behind, with more and more people becoming connected every day. It has never been a more important time to have a strong phone signal for your everyday life to be smooth. We all know the frustrations of pages not loading or calls dropping mid conversation.
We have come a long way from the first mobile phones of the early 1980’s. These units would have been large, bulky and very limited in what they could achieve in comparison to today’s specimens. When the first mobile phone was released in this era, the first generation of mobile networks was released alongside it. As all networks were on different frequencies, poor coverage, poor quality audio and a lack of roaming, the mobile phones of this generation are long a thing of the past.
Since then we have seen monumental advancements in the quality of phones, their capabilities, the networks and the overall experience of using a mobile phone. Each generation is named 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G. These were all released many years apart with 2G released in 1991, 3G in 2001, 4G in 2009 and very recently 5G.
The first generation, while limited compared to today’s advancements, set the way for the network capabilities which we have today. 4G is what this article will be talking out in particular and what is stopping you from enjoying seamless 4G connectivity will be investigated. As you have probably gathered, 4G stands for 4th generation, if your 4G is poor quality or unavailable, your phone or device will automatically revert back to 3G or in some cases 2G, leaving you with either none or slow data and internet speeds.
The main benefit of a strong connection is fast broadband internet speeds in particular. It works very similarly to its predecessor 3G, but its sole purpose was to improve the speed and efficiency. 4G was originally released in two Scandinavian countries, Norway & Sweden before going worldwide. It revolutionised the speeds of which phone internet could be used and created a connectivity which we never experienced before.
The benefits can easily be seen, however as we have become used to the smooth connection, it can be extremely difficult and frustrating to put up with these inconveniences. Especially in a commercial or workplace environment. Calls being dropped, emails not sending and video conferencing not connecting are only some of the issues not having an optimal 4G signal can impact. If you find yourself leaning out the window, heading outside for a call or simply cursing the poor connection you’re working with, Sure Signal can help you.
Distributed Antenna Systems
Sure Signal Ltd has a lot of experience in installing commercial signal boosters to offices, hotels and all kinds of workplaces. A distributed antenna system (DAS) works by using an antenna to pick up the available signal. It is usually placed where the signal is at the maximum available strength, normally at a high point on the building such as the roof space. Once the antenna is placed in a good position we then run a cable from it to the booster itself. This will then be cable to the internal antennas which distribute the signal throughout the building.
The size and layout of the building are major factors in the scope of the DAS, with larger buildings requiring more repeaters and antennas than a small one. 4G signal boosters UK are legal to use in the UK, once they are compliant with OFCOM’s regulations. All the signal boosters which are sold by Sure Signal ltd are fully compliant and license exempt with documentation provided to the client.
We usually work by surveying the building in question, analyzing its layout and designing a bespoke system to improve the phone signal of the building in question while providing a full itemised quotation of the requirements needed.
If you’d like to discuss the potential of a 4G signal booster DAS, feel free to reach out to one of our expert staff who will do what they can to provide you with the best possible solution or advice to ensure you have no issues going forward with your phone signal.