FORTE® is a radically new approach to multi-operator, indoor cellular coverage using small cell technology. FORTE can be used as a radio source for DAS installations or as a standalone system. In both cases, ClearSky deploys and operates these small cell systems through a proprietary deployment, activation and operations process involving AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.
If you consistently experience poor in-building coverage at your property, the obvious question is “why don’t the wireless operators react to the issue and come fix the problem?” The answer may surprise you. If your property is large and houses many of their subscribers, you have the potential to get on their “to do” list. If not, there is little probability that the operators will come and fix your problem.
Price wars in the wireless industry combined with unlimited usage plans means that the networks must carry ever more traffic with little to no additional revenue to offset the costs. The result is the operators’ budgets are limited so they focus on adding capacity to their outdoor cell sites in heavily populated areas and look to put indoor systems into only the largest buildings. This means airports, stadiums and large convention centers get indoor cellular systems but mid-sized buildings in the 50,000 to 500,000 s.f. range are seldom given high priority.
These market dynamics have left property owners, managers and tenants with nowhere to turn if your business depends on good in-building cellular coverage. FORTE is the answer. Learn how pervasive indoor cellular coverage from ClearSky can benefit your property by selecting one of the industry segments above. Plagued by a cellular coverage issue in an industry not discussed here? Contact us and we will be happy to work with you to deliver a solution specific to your needs.