Despite hotel guest surveys commonly citing high speed Internet access (HSIA), WiFi bandwidth, and mobile phone coverage as top demands for the business traveler, many hotels are still not providing facilities that enable guests to make and receive phone calls on their mobile devices. Today, even buildings that are made of materials that hinder mobile phone signal penetration can benefit from RoamingAround’s RoamBoost signal strength amplification solution.
, the Boston specialist in mobile solutions for hospitality, is working with many new construction hotels that are gaining important LEED-certified credentials. Hotels trying to prevent solar heating and heat loss with the use of special glass and those striving for improved energy efficiency are also finding that some of the materials used in these buildings can prevent mobile phone signals from reaching areas where the guest needs them, including their room.
RoamBoost is the company’s solution to the problem of poor mobile phone signal coverage in specific or general areas of a hotel. RoamBoost works by taking an existing mobile signal and amplifying this throughout problem areas of a hotel. The solution can target specific areas as small as 5,000 square feet up to entire multi-site, multi-story properties.
Typically, guests can immediately see a three-bar improvement on their phone’s signal strength meter.
RoamBoost is an active DAS solution that improves signal strength on all the major network carriers in the U.S. with a simple hardware solution. Problem areas of a hotel are indentified during the solution design phase. A network of DAS nodes are placed strategically throughout the building to address signal strength issues in corridor, common area or meeting spaces.