Wireless as a Service (WaaS)
When a company is experiencing problems with indoor cellular coverage or wireless network challenges, it can impede workers ability to do their job and they can grow increasingly frustrated if it is not resolved in a timely manner. And in most cases, the cellular carriers will not be very helpful with fixing the problem, leaving the problem to the building or business owner. Thus, companies or business owners end up devoting way too much time, resources, and manpower to troubleshooting.
Common Causes of Wireless Network Connectivity Problems
Beyond the basic troubleshooting of equipment failure or improper setup, there can be some surprising culprits causing connectivity issues – ones requiring much bigger budgets and network or technology upgrades. Two common causes of network connectivity problems include:
High Bandwidth Usage
With the Internet of Things (IoT) technology being incorporated in more parts of our daily lives, more devices being connected to a network, and greater reliance on technology in the workplace, high bandwidth usage can hinder connectivity. Network infrastructures – especially older networks – can only handle a limited capacity of data transfers at a given time. If workers are downloading large files, streaming video content, running large applications, or file sharing regularly, it might be more than your current network infrastructure can support.
It’s common knowledge that some building materials, such as concrete, steel, and brick can cause wireless call signal interference. It’s why you often can’t get a strong signal in stairwells, parking garages, underground, etc. But did you know that ‘going green’ can also cause wireless connectivity problems. As many new buildings are being constructed with eco-friendly materials that meet LEED standards, and older buildings make upgrades to become more eco-friendly, these greener, more dense building materials can cause signal interference. And just as fiberglass insulation and Low-E Glass windows are great at insulating buildings, they are just as good at blocking cell signals.
A Smart Solution for Wireless Network Connectivity Problems
A Wireless as a Service (WaaS) network solution is a great option for companies with cellular coverage problems. When faced with a coverage problem or an expensive capital budget to fix it, Wireless as a Service (WaaS) by Qypsys provides a cost-effective alternative featuring the following benefits:
- Low monthly payments (typically less than 5 cents per square foot)
- 24×7 Network monitoring and support including spares and scheduled maintenance
- Carrier coordination and ongoing optimization
- Upgrades and modification support
- Zero responsibility or attention from the customer
- Outstanding indoor coverage of all of the carriers’ bands
Qypsys Offers a Convenient Utility Model for Venues with Residents or Tenants
Wireless as a Service (WaaS) network solution is a great option for venues where the monthly fee can be divided by square footage or door counts and passed to tenants or residents. By becoming the network provider for these types of venues, it allows them to control quality, customer service, and rates. It also allows them to recoup some or all of the costs. If you would like to learn more about fixing your cellular coverage problems with no money out of pocket and no hassle, please contact Qypsys for more information.