Connectivity Wireless Solutions inaugurated a regional office in San Francisco, located at 41332 Christy Street, Fremont, CA (News - Alert) 94538. The full service office is staffed with radio frequency (RF) engineers, field operations, and sales staff to support distributed antenna system (DAS) implementations and wireless data projects in the Western region.
Rick Ruff, general manager of the Western region, is expected to look after the operations of the San Francisco Bay Area office.
Having joined the company in October, Ruff has two decades of experience and expertise in design, implementation and operation of wireless networks and distributed antenna systems.
Greg Jacobs, chief executive officer at Connectivity Wireless, said, "As the second most populated metropolitan statistical area (MSA) on the West Coast, the Bay Area office solidifies our planned geographical expansion strategy, giving us a strong foothold in the Western region. We continue to see significant demand for DAS across the U.S., as proven by the fact that we have installed systems covering over 50 million square feet of space in 2012 alone. The Bay Area expansion is in direct response to our customers' plans for increasing the number of DAS solutions in the western portion of the country.”
“This demand is primarily driven by exponential increases in wireless data usage," he said.
As per CTIA's (News - Alert) semi-annual survey, from July 2011-June 2012, Americans used more than 1.1 trillion megabytes (MB) of data – an increase of 104 percent compared to previous 12 months. In addition, the survey showed that smartphone adoption continues to grow at an impressive rate.
Smartphones comprised 131 million (41 percent) of the 322 million wireless subscriber connections as of June 2012. Tablet adoption also increased to 22 million, which is nearly 17 percent of all wireless connections.
"We are also seeing more demand for reliable wireless voice and data coverage for public safety,” Jacobs added, “and we expect adoption of public safety DAS networks to increase in the next year to address updated mandates for the International Fire Code (IFC) and from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)."
Recently, Connectivity Wireless Solutions announced the total number of hospitals and similar healthcare settings to which they were providing Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) capabilities – a total of 15, representing fully 20 million square feet of coverage for the year 2012 so far.
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Edited by Braden Becker