As signal boosters were designed to handle poor cell phone and wi-fi receptions in buildings, they are designed to amplify any weak signals and handle obstruction caused by other obstacles. Boosters become most prominent for larger buildings, such as offices where the signal may get lost through rooms and floors. The most common problem with larger buildings, is the instance of dropped calls. While carriers are working to expand coverage areas and towers, boosters assist in working closer with people.
If boosters are not properly designed, installed or configured, they can cause interference to the carrier or public safety tower. It becomes absolutely crucial when handling boosters, and why installing them
alone can be risky. A booster installed alone or by an unqualified company could cause signal interference for other boosters around and legal action could be taken to shut down any unlicensed signals.
All boosters must be approved by Bell, Rogers, Telus, Freedom, etc. If not those then a public safety agency, such as Toronto Police Service. Carriers and public safety agencies have worked with the government of Canada to find illegal boosters and shut them down. Not all boosters are equal, consumer-grade boosters raise unfair competition towards carrier approved boosters. Consumer-grade boosters aren’t approved by network operators and don’t provide the same quality as carrier-grade.
Which is where we can help. Linkwave provides professional RF DAS designs for all systems. Linkwave will have all designs reviewed and approve by carriers or public safety agencies, as part of our design.