Coverage and Capacity
Ever-increasing demand for high-speed internet has led to a significant strain on the existing wireless infrastructure, which can lead to reduced wireless coverage and lower data capacity. The increase in connected devices, such as smart homes, wearables, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, contributes to the strain on existing wireless infrastructure.
The strength of a wireless signal is affected by several factors, including distance from the nearest cell tower, obstacles such as buildings or natural terrain, and interference from other wireless devices. As data speeds increase, the signal becomes more sensitive to interference, which can cause dropped calls or lower data transfer speeds. These issues can be mitigated by increasing the number of cell towers and implementing advanced technologies like C-Band and 5G mmWave.
Service providers continually invest in advanced wireless technologies and infrastructure to address these challenges, improve wireless coverage, and data capacity. This includes deploying 5G networks, which offer faster internet speeds, lower latency, and greater capacity together with small cell and distributed antenna system (DAS) technologies. As wireless technology advancement continues, service providers will continue to face challenges in ensuring their customers' reliable and high-speed internet access.