With the Internet of Things (IoT) comes an unprecedented demand on indoor cellular coverage. And that’s something that will hit very close to home for technologies like Cel-Fi. There’s a quote from a recent video that says it all:
“There is a kind of technological manifest destiny going on. It began with the Internet and it will only end when you have full bars and screaming fast mobile data services at home, at school, at work, and in the middle of nowhere.”
But what happens in a connected world when coverage isn’t delivering on its “screaming fast” promise? LTE will give us far better data rates via mobile phone than we can currently get via cable, DSL or satellite. But we all know from experience that kind of coverage isn’t always a guarantee when nature, architecture and technology get in the way of a good signal. That’s why indoor coverage is the new battleground that carriers are now fighting with the help of small cells and our Smart Signal Booster.
In an ideal IoT world, information barriers should not exist, whether you’re in your office, on the street, at home or in your car. That’s where smart signal boosters come into play. As we continue to foster innovation in the area of embedded technologies, Cel-Fi won’t just be about providing network coverage for your smartphone. It will be about your car, appliances, alarm systems, wearable electronics, or whatever else you can think of.
What do you think should be the next big frontier for smart signal boosters?
By the Cel-Fi Team