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Vodafone UK has launched its Sure Signal Premium service for medium and large businesses who need high-quality, seamless 3G and Ultrafast 4G mobile coverage throughout their workplace.

Unlike previous indoor mobile coverage solutions, Vodafone has suggested that the Sure Signal Premium can be installed rapidly and securely connects to the Vodafone network. It is designed to provide a platform for future enterprise with support for location-based analytics and mobile device management.

With the growing use of smartphones and other smart devices in the workplace, not only for voice but increasingly for enterprise apps, businesses depend on high-quality, high-speed 3G and Ultrafast 4G* capacity throughout their workplaces. Research has shown that around two-thirds of mobile usage is indoors, and employees expect to be fully connected and available on their mobile devices wherever they are.

“The rise of the smartphone, mobile apps and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace means high-quality, high-speed indoor coverage is no longer just a nice-to-have for business,” said Fergal Kelly, CTO at Vodafone UK. “With Sure Signal Premium, large businesses can satisfy rising indoor capacity and coverage demands in a highly integrated, well managed way. This new service is just one benefit from the £900m we spent last year on our fixed and mobile network in the UK. This is one of the reasons 72% of FTSE 100 companies choose Vodafone to meet their communications needs.”

Intended for businesses with 320 or more employees and more than 3,200 square metres of floor space, the solution can scale up to support many thousands of users. It can be installed as quickly and easily as WiFi and seamlessly self-configures to provide perfect voice and data service. Vodafone’s expertise means customers will receive a robust design, delivery and installation service, leaving them with the best possible coverage and capacity setup for their unique building layout.

As the only UK company to own an integrated fixed and mobile network, Vodafone is ideally positioned to provide the best possible connection for large businesses. Through innovative Sure Signal technology that is both robust and secure, we’re giving businesses the power of smarter communications and an always connected workforce.

We’re keen to hear from anyone who’s had this system installed, please leave us your comments and views..

A study commissioned by UK regulator Ofcom said mobile coverage inside buildings is under threat from a number of factors over the next few years, including the use of higher frequency bands.

Other factors include stricter building regulations, poorer device sensitivity in multi-band smartphones and growing user expectations, according to the study conducted by Real Wireless.

However, the good news is that mobile operators are tackling the problem as shown by recent announcements from UK operators aboutf how they plan to extend indoor coverage. Both Vodafone and O2 have said they will reach 98 per cent indoor data coverage by end 2015.

The study identifies a number of options such as MIMO antenna deployment and allocation of sub 1GHz spectrum that could deepen in-building coverage.

However, in certain circumstances due to variations in construction materials and building shapes, delivering a mobile signal does become problematic.

Moreover, users increasingly demand high-quality indoor coverage particularly for data consumption.

source: Mobile World Live 

Russian mobile operator MTS has raised the indoor coverage of its network significantly in the city of Samara this year, reports Samara.ru. The operator has used femtocells for this purpose. The indoor network has been expanded in the Farrini and Maximilyans restaurants, at the Veles-group agro-holding company, at unts of Mars Ars Chocolate Volga and other companies. The operator has also expanded the coverage of its GSM and 3G networks in the cities of Samara, Tolyatti, Neftegorsk, Novokuybyshevsk and Chapayevsk.

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