PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site
solutions for private and public networks, announced the expansion of
PCTEL RF Solutions' engineering services with the opening of a new
facility in Melbourne, Florida. The move will see the group triple in
size to keep pace with rapid increase in demand for in-building testing
and commissioning services, as operators look for solutions to lower
costs and improve network experience.
With indoor traffic accounting for about 80 percent of all mobile data,
traditional outdoor macro cell sites frequently struggle to deliver
users' expected Quality of Service to high-density indoor locations. To
compensate, operators are adopting in-building Distributed Antenna
Systems (DAS) and small cell architectures. This approach creates
network design challenges which PCTEL's engineering services meets with
specialized technology and expertise in the design and commissioning of
wireless networks for indoor settings.
"Multiple technologies, multi-carrier requirements, and limited property
access can create complex testing environments, while interference
between macro and in-building networks can complicate deployments," said
Bob Joslin, PCTEL's Vice President of Engineering Services. "Operators
are increasingly turning to outside specialists with extensive expertise
and the right testing tools as a cost-effective solution to identify and
overcome these difficulties."
Quickly identifying interference problems and maximizing the
effectiveness of a network's design and configuration can lower overall
project costs and improve network performance, including both network
capacity and LTE throughput. PCTEL's engineering services provide
customers with immediate access to the benefits of industry-leading
knowledge and toos. The engineering services team brings advanced
understanding of all major radio frequency technologies, scanning
receivers, transmitters, in-building design, and post-processing tools,
with a proven success record.
Joslin continued, "This marks a significant step in the development of
the services business for PCTEL. The new office in Melbourne is a
foundation to evolve as we further establish our engineering services as
a premier method to facilitate improved in-building network performance."
For more information, visit wirelesstesting.com
PCTEL's new engineering services facility is located at 6769 N. Wickham
Rd., Suite B101, Melbourne, FL 32940.
PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and
engineered site solutions and services for public and private networks.
PCTEL RF Solutions specializes in the design, optimization and testing
of today's wireless communication networks. The company's SeeGull®
scanning receivers and SeeHawk® visualization tool measure and analyze
wireless signals for efficient cellular network planning, deployment,
and optimization. PCTEL develops and supports scanning receivers for
LTE, TD-LTE, EV-DO, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, and WiMAX networks.
PCTEL Connected Solutions™ simplifies network deployment for wireless,
data and communications applications for private network, public safety,
and government customers. PCTEL Connected Solutions develops and
delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi, GPS, In-Tunnel,
Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel) through its
MAXRAD®, Bluewave™, and Wi-Sys™ product lines. PCTEL also designs
specialized towers, enclosures, fiber optic panels, and fiber jumper
cables to deliver custom engineered site solutions. The company's
vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Positive Train
Control, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading,
and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide through
direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the
company's web sites www.pctel.com,
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