Boosting Poor Indoor Cellular Coverage Key to Wireless Living

I live in a high-rise with terrible cellular coverage (nature of the beast). I bet many of you have issues with cell phone coverage in your single-family, townhouse, or whatever homes too. All manner of obstacles can degrade a signal from four bars on your patio to a crackly, jittery mess when moving a few feet indoors. That awful signal may be all that’s keeping you from cutting your landline.

Serendipitous events are happy accidents, and the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) convention delivered awards and a happy accident. Next to NAREE was the DAS and Small Cells Congress. Many of you know I have another life in technology and so the neighboring convention got me thinking.

DAS stands for Distributed Antenna System. It’s how you can drive from one place to another without dropping a call. The antenna signals overlap and calls bridge from one tower to another like Tarzan swinging from one vine to another (he has a hold on the next one before releasing the first one).

In homes and office buildings, the overlapping signals often don’t penetrate walls or ceilings very well. The result is a dead zone.

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