Today marks a significant milestone for Nextivity as we introduce you to the Cel-Fi QUATRA Networked Smart Booster. This all-new indoor cellular coverage solution is designed for small- and medium-sized enterprises in spaces up to 200,000 sq. ft., and is making its official debut at the CTIA Super Mobility 2016 event. We’re particularly proud of this innovation, since it addresses a market that no other booster technology has ever done before.
So what is Cel-Fi QUATRA? It’s an affordable enterprise-class indoor cellular coverage solution that solves a lot of indoor coverage challenges for customers. It’s quick and easy to install versus other in-building solutions – it can be ordered, delivered, installed and operational in a matter of weeks versus 12 to 24 month for a typical DAS (distributed antenna system) at much less cost. And it provides all the great coverage that you’ve come to expect from Cel-Fi, except this time it can be used in larger scale enterprise and industrial applications.
Cel-Fi QUATRA includes a network unit (NU), which contains the antennas that receive the donor cellular signal; and the coverage unit (CU), which contains actively powered antennas that transmit the cellular signal throughout the venue to users.
Cel-Fi QUATRA offers exceptional value and optimal performance in the following use cases:
- Off-air: A NU brings in the off-air donor signal from the wireless service provider. The Network Unit is connected to up to four CUs that are distributed throughout areas where better cellular coverage is needed. The NU and CUs operate in a coordinated manner to amplify the off-air signal in spaces up to 50,000 sq. ft. per system.
- Tethered to a small cell: Up to four Networked Smart Boosters can be tethered to a small cell that an enterprise has deployed to achieve increased capacity in a densely populated or larger indoor environment. The output from all units is stitched together to form one large Boosted Supercell® that can deliver coverage to an entire building up to 200,000 sq. ft. A Boosted Supercell provides a carrier-class, intelligent, and fully integrated HetNet enterprise solution for high-quality in-building wireless capacity and coverage.
If you’re at CTIA Super Mobility 2016, you can see Cel-Fi QUATRA for yourself in the GetWireless booth (#4855).
For more information about Cel-Fi QUATRA, download the white paper.