Forte Neutral Source is a complete package of equipment and services to supply AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile cellular signal as a turnkey service for virtually any DAS deployment. ClearSky handles all the necessary approval steps and deployment activities with the cellular operators and the services are available throughout the United States.
The wireless industry is beginning a transformation as important and wide-reaching as the introduction of Wi-Fi was two decades ago. For the first time individual organizations can create their own private LTE and 5G networks, taking advantage of the tremendous speed and security capabilities that the big cellular network operators have enjoyed all these years. The availability of readily available radio spectrum like CBRS and reasonably priced components such as radios and end user devices make it all possible. However, planning, deploying and operating private LTE and 5G networks is far more complex than Wi-Fi because of all the complex core network components and the requirement for SIM cards in the end user devices. So while the advantages of private LTE and 5G are many, so are the number of deployment and operational challenges.
FORTE Neutral Source is a complete package of hardware, software and ongoing service that
can provide any combination of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint cellular service to virtually any building. The package consists of:
Supply of the optimal radio hardware for any combination of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint
Management and coordination of relevant mobile network operator pre-approval requirements, specifications and standards
Final broadcast license approval and appropriate facilitation with the relevant operators
Field engineering to ensure required install, configuration, testing, and optimization meet defined objectives and achieve full operator approval and activation
On-going monitoring and support to ensure consistent in-building mobile network quality and performance
WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL
RADIO SOURCE ASSURANCE
FORTE Neutral Source provides the best fit, enterprise grade, active radio source for a distributed antenna system (DAS) based on operator-approved technologies
BENEFIT: Ensures in-building mobile coverage and bandwidth capacity needs are met as part of an end-to-end in-building DAS solution. At the same time the solution is guaranteed to comply with mobile network operators’ preferences for active radio sources to power DAS systems
BEST-FIT RADIO SOURCE TECHNOLOGY
We use the latest available operator approved small cell technology to provide distinct performance and use-case advantages over legacy radio source solutions deployed with DAS systems.
BENEFIT: Better technology performance & better ROI versus the old generation bi-directional amplifier (BDA) or repeaters. Our active solution adds incremental network capacity to the property whereas these legacy options only repeat the outdoor signal resulting in poor data throughput
MOBILE NETWORK OPERATOR COMPLIANCE
Full professional service management ensures the system meets all relevant operator specifications and delivers consistent performance under full operator support
BENEFIT: Removes the need for highly skilled resources needed to meet the many demands of the wireless operators, thereby reducing the overall lead-time needed to deliver an end-to-end solution. Also solves the often complex issue of meeting operator KPIs.
Operational practice, credibility, and innovation established by ClearSky with the major mobile network operators over several years, provides the know-how to ensure support across multiple operators to meet enterprise customer demand
BENEFIT: Provides the unique ability to address the critical requirement for delivering multi-operator coverage and bandwidth. Eliminates the complex process of working with four operators simultaneously as a single point of contact at ClearSky manages all of this interaction on your behalf.
Our solution is tailored to provide the optimal usability and return on investment for major market segments such as commercial buildings, hotels, hospitals, colleges and retail stores.
BENFIT: Improved productivity, asset utilization & ROI. Depending on the industry, this translates to a wide variety of opportunities for improvement:
Support for BYOD Capability = Happy employees & tenants that enables operational corporate efficiencies associated with this kind of policy to be realized.
Improved Customer Wireless Experience = Improved CSAT / NPS + increased opportunity to utilize for identified marketing objectives.
Flexibility to Deploy on A Campus Environment = Improved economies of scale + ability to ensure consistent service quality and experience.
Enablement of Next Generation Technologies = Provide effective and robust network architecture to deploy potential business enhancement technological strategies e.g. Internet-of-Things (IoT) based initiatives.
RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) AGILITY
Best-fit, operator certified and approved technology hardware components create the capability and flexibility to incorporate new radio technologies as they become available and relevant
BENEFIT: Provides a future-proof strategy to minimize the level of investment required to incorporate new radio technologies
24/7 ClearSky Network Operations facilitated monitoring and reporting of network status and conformance with performance KPI’s
BENEFIT: Clients and the mobile network operators benefit from ClearSky’s constant monitoring of radio performance and bandwidth utilization. In fact, the wireless operators find this so valuable they all require this ongoing monitoring
WHAT’S DRIVING DEMAND AND THE LEVEL OF URGENCY?
If your property is having trouble with cellular network performance, the odds are it will only get worse. Cisco tracks wireless data usage and growth in their annual Visual Networking Index report. The report shows consistent year on year mobile data traffic growth of 70% or higher – up over 4000 times from what it was just 10 years ago. Today, 80%+ of cellular traffic is generated indoors on networks not designed for anything close to this level of traffic. WiFi offers some relief, but, best case only half of this traffic could be offloaded, and usually this would mean upgrading the existing WiFi network. This leaves a very large and ever growing load for the cellular networks to carry.
Other priorities, and operational structures makes it hard for mobile network operators to work directly and address the needs of mid-sized properties. As a result, even when the building manager or third party pays the entire cost of the equipment, the means of obtaining an approved radio source that the relevant operators will support, is often extremely challenging.
With FORTE Neutral Source, combined with a DAS solution, businesses and property owners can control their own wireless destiny. As the single point of contact, ClearSky provides all the know-how and services necessary to connect the total in-building mobile solution to the relevant mobile network operators and provide on-going service support and monitoring.