Today, ninety-five percent of Americans own a cellphone; and many of us feel we can’t leave home without it. In fact, according to Pew Research, out of that 95%, nine out of ten admit that they usually (or almost always) have their phones on them. What’s more, when Pew sectioned off their results by age group, they found that those between the ages of 30 and 49 were more likely to admit keeping their smart phone with them at all times.
According to Pew, “As the adoption of traditional broadband service has slowed in recent years, a growing share of Americans now use smartphones as their primary means of online access at home. Today just over one-in-ten American adults are “smartphone-only” internet users – meaning they own a smartphone, but do not have traditional home broadband service.”
Importance of Reliable In-Building Cellular Coverage for Businesses
As the use of landline services continue to decrease, reliability for in-building cell phone coverage has become essential for businesses. Whether it’s for commercial office buildings, arenas, retail, healthcare facility, campus or apartment complexes, people today, especially Millennials, expect fast and reliable service where they live, work, learn and shop.
But in some cases, older buildings and materials can pose a challenge for connectivity efforts and property owners will quickly find out that their technology has grown outdated.
As a solution, businesses will need to update their in-building wireless systems through upgrades such as a distributed antenna system, small cells, or WiFi to create a more mobile-friendly space for modern users in these high-traffic hotspots. Fast, reliable wireless connectivity is no longer a luxury. It’s a necessity.
For example, according to a J Turner Research technology usage survey, 49 percent of student residents ranked uninterrupted cell phone reception at the highest level of importance (above Internet service, fitness facilities, pools, community clubhouse access, and even the size of their bedroom).
Thankfully, these solutions are simple ways to enhance wireless in-building connectivity to keep tenants more productive (reliable access to work emails), more efficient (fast connections for building automations), more entertained (social media and streaming videos), more engaged (instant messaging and video calls) and safer (FirstNet).
Meeting Needs Reliable Telecommunications A&E Services and Upgrades
As a leading telecom engineering firm, KMB offers complete in-building DAS solutions and telecommunications A&E services to help employees and clients in your building “stay connected.” Through our telecommunication deployment services and upgrades, we design coverage and capacity your location needs to reach those stubborn spaces, stay connected throughout large buildings and span across multi-campus facilities and stay ahead of the competition.
We have provided services for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint in over 25 states across the USA and are a full service provider covering audit, mapping, structural, A&E and construction services. Our team of professional engineers will work with you to determine the best solution based on your unique coverage requirements, the specific size of the space and within your budget.
Connect with us at 855-755-6234 to discuss your communication needs today.No matter your goals or challenges, KMB is the ideal partner to help you through them. #ResponsiveEngineeringProvenResults