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CEL-FI QUATRA Fiber HUB Wins “Best In-building Wireless Solution” in 2020 Connected Real Estate Tech Awards

Award acknowledges Nextivity for its innovation, creativity, and steely focus to bring in-building wireless coverage projects to fruition

San Diego, CA – May 12, 2021Nextivity today announced that its CEL-FI QUATRA Fiber HUB has been named the Best In-building Wireless Solution in the 2020 Connected Real Estate Tech Awards presented by Fifth Gen Media. QUATRA Fiber HUB is the latest in-building cellular coverage innovation from Nextivity and adds fiber connectivity to CEL-FI QUATRA 4000. In addition to providing a new level of flexibility to tackle some of the most challenging coverage issues in commercial real estate, QUATRA Fiber HUB extends the benefits and scalability that the QUATRA 4000 system offers, including performance leadership, ease of install, best value, fastest project timeline, and carrier approval.

The CEL-FI QUATRA 4000 is a multi-carrier, hybrid active Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that provides uniform in-building cellular coverage to large commercial buildings. The Fiber HUB expands cellular coverage in QUATRA 4000 deployments in enterprise locations by distributing the donor signal via optical fiber from one building or location to the next. With CEL-FI QUATRA Fiber Hub, QUATRA 4000 can be deployed in significantly larger facilities at a fraction of the cost of a traditional DAS. It can be deployed in high rise buildings; in multi-unit campus settings where one building is on the fringe of macro cellular signal coverage and other buildings in the compound receive no outdoor signal at all; and in remote locations where there is no cellular signal, such as a coal mine and a data center that’s carved into the side of a mountain.

“Good cellular reception inside apartment buildings and commercial complexes is essential for occupants. However, traditional DAS solutions are not typically financially viable for most facilities under a million square feet due to the high upfront cost of equipment, extensive length of installation time and contract negotiations with carriers, and extra operating expenses due to the heat, electrical, and air conditioning loads,” says Werner Sievers, CEO of Nextivity. “Together, CEL-FI QUATRA 4000 and CEL-FI QUATRA Fiber HUB are an economical solution for bringing cellular signal into large spaces and dramatically expanding the in-building coverage in commercial real estate. It’s very rewarding to see this particular innovation being recognized by Connected Real Estate.”

The Connected Real Estate Tech Awards showcase the best technology solutions for real estate. The awards recognize the leading companies at the forefront of proptech and in-building technology – those who are constantly looking for new and innovative solutions to add value and drive change. The awards are designed to celebrate the efforts of operators, service providers, and vendors for the contributions they make every day in fostering innovation, moving the industry forward, and driving business growth. Judging was done by a committee made up of some of the members of the Connected Advisory Council, which includes leaders in commercial real estate, wireless, executives from general business, and in conjunction with Fifth Gen Media management.

“Strong in-building coverage is now a necessity, not a luxury, for real estate of all kinds. There are no shortcuts to make sure that tenants have the voice and data coverage that they need, and an installation inside a building can be a long and difficult process,” says Rich Berliner, CEO and Publisher of Connected Real Estate Magazine. “We are thrilled to honor Nextivity as the Best In-building Wireless Solution for using innovation, creativity, and a steely focus to bring these kinds of project to fruition.”