Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a USD 1.5 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, has announced a strategic partnership with Nextivity Inc., makers of the Cel-Fi line of solutions for improving in-building cellular coverage, the company said.
Under the terms of the agreement, Granite´s Network Integration Group will deploy, monitor and manage Cel-Fi solutions for both its own large and medium enterprise clients and on behalf of the US mobile operators that have authorized Nextivity´s in-building solutions for use on their networks. The partnership was has announced at Mobile World Congress Americas, which is being held October 22-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Granite leverages its nationwide technical field force to deploy solutions across the Cel-Fi product line, such as Cel-Fi QUATRA, a hybrid active distributed antenna system (DAS) that solves in-building cellar coverage issues for the middleprise (i.e., spaces under 500,000 sq. ft.). Granite´s technicians will perform site surveys and installation.
Once Cel-Fi systems have been deployed, engineers in Granite´s 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) will use the Cel-Fi WAVE software platform to monitor and manage Cel-Fi systems for reliability and quality of service (QoS). If required, Granite technicians also will perform hardware repairs, upgrades, or replacements.
Headquartered in San Diego, Nextivity Inc. develops the award-winning Cel-Fi family of products that deliver best-in-class in-building and mobile cellular coverage for spaces up to 500,000 sq. ft., and for environments where harsh conditions require a rugged design. Cel-Fi is the go-to solution for settings such as healthcare facilities, office buildings, remote sites, parking garages, hotels, warehouse and industrial venues, government offices, retailers, schools, as well as trucking and marine fleets. Cel-Fi products are available in more than 90 countries through mobile operators and a growing worldwide network of master distributors, systems integrators, installers, and resellers. Additional information is available at cel-fi.com.
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Granite employs more than 2,200 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.