ClearSky Announces the First Deployment of FORTÉ, a Multi-operator, In-building Cellular Coverage Solution for Mid-sized Properties

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FORTÉ™, the cellular industry’s first indoor small cell coverage solution that simultaneously supports AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, has gone live at a popular beachside resort in Clearwater, Florida. FORTÉ is now available to any property looking to improve in-building cellular service.

ClearSky Technologies, Inc. has leveraged its extensive background in small cell technology to bring to market the cellular industry’s very first in-building cellular coverage solution based on enterprise-class small cells, enabling service from a combination of the top four U.S. wireless operators. This new service, branded FORTÉ, includes design, installation and ongoing support service. Shephard’s Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida was the pilot site for this innovative, market-leading technology development effort. With the completion of this first site, FORTÉ is now available to any property looking to improve in-building cellular service.

FORTÉ is a combination of technology and services based on a new generation of enterprise-class small cells. Relationships with industry leading small cell providers such as SpiderCloud, CommScope, Nokia and Ericsson have enabled ClearSky to be the single point of contact for properties needing indoor cellular service. In addition to managing the small cell sourcing and deployment, ClearSky handles all of the necessary cellular system design and implementation tasks with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. ClearSky operates the FORTÉ system as a managed service, ensuring optimum performance and ongoing support.

“As a manager of a very well-known resort in Clearwater Beach Florida, I know that our guests come here for both work and pleasure,” stated Paul Andrews, General Manager of Shephard's Beach Resort. “Our guests constantly have their smartphones with them and having proper cellphone coverage is extremely important to their overall guest experience. Many areas in our resort had little or no cellular signal until ClearSky arrived. We have gone from mediocre cellular service to 5-star coverage throughout our property, and both the guests and staff are ecstatic. In particular, our meeting room clients have given us rave reviews about the great coverage inside our meeting rooms. I would recommend FORTÉ by ClearSky to other property managers who want to improve guest satisfaction.”

Mid-sized properties that have struggled to find a cost-effective solution to indoor cellular coverage issues now have a solution with FORTÉ. “With this announcement, the rules of the game have completely changed for properties what need to address their cellular coverage issues,” explained Dean Fresonke, Senior Vice President ClearSky. “Now a single phone call to ClearSky can result in a fully managed multi-operator cellular coverage solution for a reasonable monthly service fee. With FORTÉ, property owners can now deliver what their tenants or guests have been demanding for decades—superior cellular coverage wherever they live, work or play.”

According to government reports, there are over 4.8 million commercial buildings in the range of 15,000 to 500,000 sq. ft. in the U.S. Property owners and managers of these mid-sized buildings have long demanded a cellular coverage solution that can satisfy coverage and capacity needs of their tenants, customers or guests in every corner of the building. ClearSky addresses this crucial need with its FORTÉ multi-operator cellular system.

About ClearSky Technologies, Inc.

For more than a decade, ClearSky Technologies has been a leader in deploying and operating wireless network infrastructure for mobile operators. ClearSky’s experience in cellular network planning, design, deployment and operations makes it possible for properties of all sizes to deliver powerful cellular coverage to all their employees, customers and guests. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, ClearSky has provided a variety of managed services to more than 80 wireless operators across the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.forte.csky.com.

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