San Diego, Calif. – February 27, 2013 – Nextivity Inc., is pleased to announce two new Cel‐Fi Signal Boosters, designed specifically for the North American market. Like all of the systems in the Cel‐Fi product line, the two newest variants are Carrier Specific, Smart, Consumer Boosters which are fully compliant with Safe Harbor 2 of the new rules for wireless signal boosters recently issued by the FCC.
On February 20th 2013, the FCC released a Report & Order, thus establishing two Safe Harbors and defining the use of “network safe” consumer boosters on licensed spectrum. The Safe Harbors represent a compromise solution between Technology Manufacturers and Wireless Operators. It is widely considered a landmark decision which was many years in the making. Together with UMTS mobile network operators, Nextivity was instrumental in the definition of Safe Harbor 2.
“Safe Harbor 2 specifically makes provision for much higher gain than consumer boosters developed under Safe Harbor 1. This higher gain enables the booster to produce a significantly larger coverage footprint and the ability to operate at much lower network signal levels. This in turn provides a more predictable and compelling user experience.” said Nextivity CTO, Michiel Lotter. “Legacy consumer booster manufacturers will seek FCC compliance under Safe Harbor 1, which is their only recourse.”
The two new products RS‐224 and RS‐225 will be each be capable of operating in two bands, thus satisfying the needs of tier 1 UMTS Mobile Network Operators in North America. The RS‐224 boosts signals in bands 2 and 4 (PCS 1900 MHz and AWS 2100 MHz); and the RS‐225 boosts signals in bands 2 and 5 (PCS 1900 MHz and 850 MHz). “We anticipate both versions will be rolled out with specific operator approval during the 2nd quarter” Lotter said.
About Nextivity Inc.
Nextivity Inc. is a leading developer of indoor coverage technology, including the Cel‐Fi indoor coverage booster, which optimizes the experience of wireless subscribers and increases Radio Frequency (RF) network capacity for mobile operators.
For more information about Nextivity, please visit http://www.nextivityinc.com For more information about Cel‐Fi boosters, please visit http://www.cel‐fi.com Nextivity Contact: George Lamb, VP of Operations GLamb@nextivityinc.com
Nextivity, the Nextivity logo, Cel‐Fi and IntelliBoost are registered trademarks of Nextivity Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Where to buy Cel-Fi
You can get the new Cel-Fi online at cel-fi.com
About Nextivity Inc.
Founded in 2006 in California, Nextivity Inc. develops the Cel-Fi Smart Signal Booster, the only booster authorized by AT&T, T-Mobile and 120 leading global mobile operators for use on their networks. Nextivity’s veteran engineering team has leveraged advanced signal processing and intelligent antenna design to develop the world’s only self-configuring, environmentally aware indoor coverage systems. Additional information is available at Cel-Fi.com, on Twitter @5bars, and on Facebook (facebook.com/5bars). Nextivity, the Nextivity logo, Cel-Fi and IntelliBoost are registered trademarks of Nextivity Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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