Every business needs to have reliable network connectivity! Why does network connectivity important in business? Successful business collaboration is built due to robust network connectivity, whether it’s about effective communication with customers/employees or how quickly collaborate with one another (voice calls or business calls) and get services delivered. You can also network face-to-face at conferences and through industry associations.
Modern-day construction companies who are involved in building such as offices, manufacturing facilities, recreation centres, shopping malls, stadiums, etc., at the end of construction to have problems with wireless network connectivity issues such as mobile network will end up dissatisfied customers on those facilities. Therefore, every building needs to provide high-speed, reliable, and portable onsite internet 4G/5G coverage to their clients. For this, indoor testing solutions (every type of business building) during pre-construction and post-construction of the building should have conducted to provide an excellent wireless network connectivity experience to the customers.
Pre-construction survey: - A Pre-Construction Survey consists of a field review of the existing location of the building where construction activities are about to begin or are planned. The objective of the survey is to measure multi-operator mobile network coverage and user experience, using this data RF engineers run the simulations reports of inbuilding coverage identifying if the network will be reliable. Some of the benefits are pre-construction survey benefits may also suggest whether indoor antenna or indoor RF solutions is required to use and facilitate with mobile friendly network or mobile signal. Recommendations on indoor antenna installations that might impact mobile network coverage. It also help strategies to choose the right mobile operator for their IoT needs, smart building solutions, for example, remote monitoring requirements, card payment machines, parking ticket machines, or EV charging stations where payment transactions are carried out.
Post-construction survey: - This survey is done once the building gets built or when a purpose-built indoor 4G/5G coverage solution is being installed and put into service. This survey is beneficial to know about the actual coverage of the indoors of the specified building and user experience. For example, if any clutter (obstacles that will impede a signal's path) hurdles the network connectivity within the building, the post-construction survey will help. Post-deployment surveys also are often called validation surveys. The purpose of the post-construction survey is to ensure the wireless network deployed that meets customer or client requirements in terms of mobile network user experience. This survey will identify if there are any further improvements could be made to the indoor mobile network.
Building owners of several businesses need indoor survey solutions to detect internet connectivity-related issues and provide an excellent wireless network connectivity experience to their tenants. Many of our clients are using the cost-effective RantCell solution to perform walk tests in commercial buildings such as office buildings, hospitals, shopping centres, factories, etc., to survey mobile networks.
Some of the important KPIs that RantCell use while doing indoor or walk test survey is RSRP KPI statistics, RSRQ KPI statistics, PCI KPI statistics, LTESNR KPI statistics, data speed (download speed test & upload speed test), voice calls, SMS test, ping (latency), dropped calls of 4G (LTE), 5G (NR), Wi-Fi and CDMA mobile network by performing repetitive speed test, SMS test, HTTP download test, etc.
Well-connected building facilities to benefit from improved productivity and happy tenants.
We live in a world of Wireless Communication that is part and parcel of our lives. People depend on wireless communication in their day-to-day life for several things like communication, doing business, online purchasing, social media, etc. Yes, the future is wireless! Wireless technology has been evolving from 2G to 3G to 4G to 5G, and it will continue to expand into the future - wireless communication has immense potential to change the way we live, work, and play over the next several decades.
For this reason, construction companies must have wireless communication technology included in their strategy to deliver their mobile-friendly smart building to their customers.