This week Harris Communications announced the launch of their latest cell phone repeater boosters that meet all of the newest FCC regulations that will go into effect March 1, 2014. A cell phone repeater or wireless cellular signal booster is a device that is used to boost the cell phone reception to the local area by using a reception antenna, a signal simplifier, and an internal rebroadcast antenna. These repeaters tend to be small and are usually used in only one building.
The use of these repeaters is predicted to grow in the coming years because many people are ditching their landlines and only using their cell phones. This can create poor network coverage when there are a large number of people using the same network. The CTIA – The Wireless Association predicted that by 2007 30% of phone users in the US would be mobile only - more than 60 million lines.
“The launch of Harris Communications’ new line of cell phone repeaters will reduce interference with wireless networks across the country and will enable wireless users to take advantage of Harris Communications’ state-of-the-art technology to meet the mandates of the new FCC regulations,” Harris Communications explained.
The PCIA believes that wireless signal boosters are an important part of the wireless ecosystem because they provide increased coverage with minimal footprint.