2022 Telecommunications Solutions Outlook
Wireless connectivity has never been as crucial to as many people as it is today. In a new world shaped by social distancing, wireless capabilities have transcended convenience and become the primary fabric of human interaction.
This annual outlook created by Gap wireless examines different Telecom Solutions challenges, the solutions available and the emerging technologies that are changing the landscape of telecommunications.
First, the report examines different In-Building Wireless (IBW) solutions and challenges.
As recent ABI Research reported that more than 80 per cent of mobile data traffic occurs inside buildings. Buildings, by their nature, provide a physical barrier to wireless communication. Dropped calls, poor signals, and slow downloads all result when RF signals are obstructed by building materials like concrete walls and low emission windows. In the worst-case scenario, parts of a building may become wireless dead zones. There is also the question of capacity—buildings may be home to many more users than can be supported by a given cell tower.
IBW solutions in this report serve to address these concerns. We highlight IBW solutions that can ensure that networks deliver on Quality of Service (QoS) agreements and that Quality of Experience (QoE) expectations are met by building occupants. These solutions range from minimal passive signal routing that ensures coverage to sophisticated digital distributed antenna systems that add additional cellular capacity.
This report will also address the challenges and solutions available for in-building power, site antennas, and in-tunnel wireless.
In particular, we will examine the following and much more:
• Why Power is the Achilles Heel of In-Building Wireless?
• Novel Approaches to In-Building Power
• Solving the Power Problem for Next-Gen In-Building Wireless Networks
• The Increasing Importance of Small Cell Site
• Challenges For In-Tunnel Wireless Solutions
• Ensuring Safety with In-Tunnel Wireless