Renting a new office building? Check its network infrastructure first

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When one broaches the topic of 5G, it tends to immediately lead into heated debates on the network’s infrastructure, performance, cost, and potential. However, the issue of cellular connectivity has been largely glossed over.

To everyone’s benefit, there wasn’t much up for debate thus far. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, a cellular device only needs to connect to the network; the rest is up to the operator.

This simple relationship between the end-user and operator has held for decades, but with 5G set to proliferate in Canada, a new question arose: Who’s responsible for establishing a reliable mobile connection in large buildings?

Arie Barendrecht, the chief executive officer for WiredScore, a company that assesses a building’s internet and cellular connectivity qualities, shared the same sentiment. 

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