The Role of the Systems Integrator in HetNet Deployment

By Tracy Ford

Building owners and managers are faced with a new challenge when trying to lease space or develop new properties: Wireless connectivity is integral to their ability to easily lease the space. Why? A few statistics can tell the story: One of the biggest trends in business today is the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon. In a 2012 survey, Forrester Research found that more than 50% of employees were using their own technology for business. According to a 2013 iGR survey of small- to medium-sized business IT managers, almost 62% of employees said their company had an official BYOD policy at their company. This BYOD policy has translated into one fact for building owners and managers: their customers have employees using a variety of smartphones, tablets and other devices from a number of wireless service providers on a number of different wireless networks. Therefore, building owners and managers have to ensure adequate wireless coverage and capacity from all of the wireless service providers in their buildings and across their campuses. To meet that demand, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and other small-cell technologies may need to be deployed. Download the paper here

A Systems Integrator can help business owners and managers find the right solution for their venue, working with all of the players involved in getting that equipment deployed in a manner that suits everyone.