Cel-Fi QUATRA Supercell solution selected for excellence in enterprise deployment
Nextivity announced that its Cel-Fi QUATRA active DAS hybrid was selected as a finalist in the annual Small Cell Awards program run by the Small Cell Forum (SCF). Cel-Fi QUATRA is one of three finalists in the Excellence in Commercial Deployment (Enterprise) category and was selected for its role in delivering great cellular service to the middleprise.
According to the SCF, the awards program celebrates the best in industry innovation and commercial excellence across 10 categories, with category finalists representing the depth and breadth of the industry and the diverse and impressive developments in small cells in 2018 and 2019.
Cel-Fi QUATRA resolves spotty coverage, poor voice quality, and dropped calls indoors for the middleprise (venues between 10,000 sq. ft. and 500,000 sq. ft.). It can be configured to amplify the cellular signal of one or multiple carriers either from the macro network off-air up to 100 dB gain, or from a small cell.
When Cel-Fi QUATRA is tethered to one or more small cells for the donor signal (i.e. a large single cell versus multiple small cells), it creates a Supercell. A Supercell extends the cellular capacity provided by the small cells uniformly throughout a building right to its perimeter for less than the cost for similar coverage using small cells alone. Configuring Cel-Fi QUATRA as a Supercell tackles problematic scenarios such as pilot pollution, no option for roof-top antennas, macro network congestion in a busy downtown location, and more—all while keeping costs down.
“The Cel-Fi QUATRA Supercell is a flexible and effective solution that can be deployed alongside small cells to solve some of the most difficult cellular in-building connectivity challenges, particularly in the middleprise space,” said Werner Sievers, CEO of Nextivity. “Being selected as a finalist in the SCF awards alongside some of the world’s leading telecom companies reinforces the incredible work done by our team of design engineers who developed the proprietary technology that powers our family of Cel-Fi products.”
Winners will be announced at the SCF Small Cell Awards Gala Dinner taking place on May 21 in London, UK as part of the Small Cell World Summit.