Nextivity Inc. today announced that Telenor Norway has selected its CEL-FI QUATRA In-Building Enterprise Cellular System to improve indoor cellular coverage for its business customers. Telenor Norway is the country’s leading mobile operator. CEL-FI QUATRA will be deployed for Telenor Norway’s middleprise customers by certified installers. Currently there are over 25 Telenor-approved dealers, with plans to add more.
“Too many businesses lack a strong cellular signal indoors, making this issue a top priority for us,” says Bjørn Lydersen, head of mobile products in the Business Markets at Telenor Norway. “Building materials such as concrete, metal siding, and low energy glass can impair cellular signals, so we needed a robust technology solution like CEL-FI QUATRA that effectively addresses these challenges and provides better indoor coverage for both voice and data, without any risk of interference on our network.”
CEL-FI QUATRA is an active DAS hybrid that solves coverage issues for 3G / 4G / LTE in middleprise venues, such as office buildings, warehouses, and parking structures. It combines the best of active DAS and the CEL-FI technologies that have been widely adopted by carriers around the world.
“We have seen tremendous success with CEL-FI QUATRA across a wide variety of implementations ranging from office buildings, warehouses, and parking structures, to hospitals to name a few,” says Werner Sievers, CEO of Nextivity. “Now, Telenor Norway can offer its middleprise customers a world-class solution to combat the challenges of poor in-building cellular coverage.”
This announcement expands on Telenor’s existing partnership with Nextivity. Telenor has been deploying CEL-FI PRO for buildings under 15,000 square feet (1,400 square meters) since 2015. According to Sievers, “Expanding our partnership with Telenor Norway reinforces the value our technology delivers to help customers in the Nordic region, supported by the Telenor Group.”
CEL-FI QUATRA operates in off-air mode or can be integrated with carrier small cell equipment and operated in distributed small cell mode, creating a Supercell. CEL-FI QUATRA is self-configuring and self-optimizing, distributes RF over Ethernet (RFoE), and leverages Power-over-Ethernet (POE) for ease and accuracy of installation by CEL-FI Certified professionals. The system is monitored and managed using the CEL-FI WAVE Platform.
CEL-FI by Nextivity at Mobile World Congress
Nextivity will be showcasing CEL-FI QUATRA, CEL-FI GO, and CEL-FI PRO at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at Hall 3 stand 3H50MR. Contact us to arrange an appointment at MWCor for more information.
About Telenor Norway
Telenor Norway is Norway’s largest digital service provider in the field of telecommunications and data services. We spend every day working at the forefront of the digitalisation of Norway. Our 3900 employees are based at our 24 offices across Norway, and we are part of the Telenor Group, which operates in 13 countries. Our services and products help to improve productivity and provide access to all digital content. Our security and preparedness organisation works around the clock to keep our customers safe, and we are particularly focused on our social responsibility to provide security and safety for children and young people online. Our head office is located at Fornebu in Bærum. Learn more about Telenor Norway at www.telenor.no.