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Wilson Electronics Announces AWS Cell Signal Booster

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Replying to:  Oh yeah by Mark_S   Oct 11, 2011, 1:24 PM

Re: Oh yeah

by WiWavelength    Oct 12, 2011, 12:37 PM

First, as has been stated ad infinitum elsewhere, no carrier guarantees in building coverage. Any in building coverage (absent specifically placed pico cells and repeaters in convention centers, subway stations, etc.) is merely serendipitous fringe benefit. So, "invest[ment] in better networks" is neither the problem nor the solution. If ubiquitous in building coverage is the goal, that will require some action/cooperation from end users.

Second, signal boosters have some advantages over personal femto cells. Signal boosters, unlike femto cells, do not require broadband Internet backhaul. More importantly, signal boosters are airlink agnostic. For example, if AT&T were to convert T-Mobile's AWS 2100+1700 MHz spectrum from W-CDMA to LTE, a W-CDMA 2100+1700 femto cell would become useless. But an AWS 2100+1700 MHz signal booster would continue to function with LTE 2100+1700.


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