Adds In-Building Cellular Coverage To List Of Wireless Concerns

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New Site Provides Forum for Indoor Wireless Coverage Issues. If you're like many of us, you may have tried to work away from the office on during the Thanksgiving week using your laptop and cell phone. But if you've got poor wireless coverage indoors, you might have been out of luck. You are not alone - as the mobile work force is becoming more dependent than ever on their cell phones and PDAs to stay connected both in the office and at home., the leading database information community of persistent poor cellular coverage areas in the United States, which had originally focused on dead zones in the outdoor network, has launched a new section of its website for indoor coverage so that users have information on the subject and a place to voice their concerns. The full press release follows. Please contact me if you have any follow up questions or to arrange interviews.

By 2007, it is estimated that more than half of organizations employing more than 1,000 people will use at least five wireless technologies. Increasingly, most users depend on cell phones and PDAs to stay connected regardless of location, so it is expected that wireless devices should work inside homes and offices., the leading database information community of persistent and poor cell coverage areas in large metro areas, has developed a new section of its Web site devoted to the problems surrounding indoor wireless coverage. This development is in response to the rapid market growth, and the fact that more calls and wireless data transactions are originating in buildings, creating a business demand for complete wireless connectivity, both inside and out.

“Companies are investing in wireless technology as a means to increase productivity and accessibility,” said Jeff Cohn, founder. “Enhancing in-building coverage to ensure that voice and data applications work indoors, where they’re being used more and more, will give the carriers an opportunity to generate more business and subsequent revenue, while addressing important factors such as salesforce automation and improved customer response time for enterprise customers.”

Though more companies are making a commitment to wireless technology, poor in-building coverage – both in commercial and residential spaces – is an area of growing concern for wireless users. The issue is becoming even more evident as outdoor coverage improves, and the number of wireless calls originating and terminating in buildings grows. Building materials like concrete and tinted glass and buildings located in shadowed areas can frequently stop wireless signals from penetrating into a location, and prohibiting wireless devices to work reliably indoors. Despite this obstacle, corporate wireless spending is projected to reach 37 billion by the end of 2004.

Dave McFaul, Director of Product Management at Spotwave Wireless, a leading provider of in-building coverage solutions with thousands of deployments across North America, concurs that the problem is pervasive. “Our cell phone numbers and email addresses have become the primary way of reaching highly mobile professionals,” said McFaul. “Yet every day, our enterprise customers reiterate the need for improved coverage, especially those investing in data applications. Without question, this demand makes the building the next frontier for wireless coverage improvement.”

The new site will give readers the ability to access more information about in-building coverage issues, and a forum in which to voice their in-building wireless concerns. This new web site includes an area to submit information on building locations with indoor coverage problems. The information collected will be used by wireless service providers to better understand in-building commercial and residential wireless coverage needs.

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