FARMINGTON HILLS — RF Connect LLC, a provider of large-scale wireless systems, announced it will deploy and manage a multi-carrier in-building wireless cellular network to be owned by Urban Land Interests, a Madison, Wis.-based developer of urban housing in Madison, Wis.
The company says initiative, which will provide indoor cellular coverage for eight mixed-use buildings, defies the current market perception that wireless operators are unwilling to invest in enterprise projects.
“Tenant experience, which fundamentally includes the ability to make cellular calls and conduct data sessions indoors on smartphones, is integral to attracting and retaining tenants,” said Matthew Darga, director of commercial property management at ULI. “The customer-owned solution from RF Connect achieves critical business and technology outcomes which include lowered costs and control of the network.”
The RF Connect customer-owned indoor cellular system is based on a model under which the building owner owns the in-building wireless network, wireless operators fund all or part of the critical components, including the radio frequency signal source, and the integrator operates and maintains the network.
“Given the evolving cellular landscape which includes LTE, 5G and CBRS Private Networks, it is pragmatic for building owners to control the in-building network,” said Frank Destito, market development director at RF Connect. “We have repeatedly proven our ability to align the stakeholders to achieve win-win results despite the market’s prevailing impression that it’s ‘mission impossible’.”
RF Connect has a successful track record of securing carrier investments, coordinating complex projects, and negotiating carrier license agreements with major operators.
The project is scheduled to commence in the coming weeks and will go on-air later this year.
More at www.rfconnect.com.