What are the costs of in-building coverage?
Addressing cellular infrastructure for small to mid-size (SME) enterprise has hit a major challenge in terms of who pays for the in-building system.
Carriers are often willing to subsidize enterprise solutions for large-scale customers (usually in the form of a classic DAS), but the ROI for a SME customer installation is just not sufficient to justify the cost. Mobile-Experts 2017 analysis states, “While enterprises see increasing utility and value from good mobile services indoors or some remote places, mobile operators are less inclined to deal with hundreds and thousands of potential in-building projects. For mobile operators, there’s just not enough revenue opportunity to justify investments in most buildings.”