Are you ready for eco-friendly and smart buildings?
Take the Quiz
If you’re part of a project for constructing a new building or updating an existing one, it’s important to understand the special challenges
eco-friendly and smart buildings can pose for cellular delivery. This quick quiz will help you determine whether you’re likely to experience wireless service issues in your facility.
Is your goal to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design) certification for your building?
Many of the design practices necessary to gain LEED certification limit cellular signal penetration. If you’re going for LEED certification, you’ll probably experience cellular signal problems.
Yes, I have or I’m planning
to install Low-E windows.
No, I’m using older, less energy-efficient windows.
Is the window glass in your building Low-E?
Low-E glass reduces heating costs by reducing the amount of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light entering your structure, however, it reduces your cellular signal significantly as well.
Is your building more than five stories tall?
Cellular signals may have trouble reaching the upper floors of tall buildings. In dense, urban environments, cellular antennas must be pointed upward to provide a signal. This can cause multiple signal handovers as users walk around a building floor that is covered by multiple antennas – even reaching up to fifty handoffs on a single floor –– leading to signal drops and poor reception.
Yes, I have some building
construction elements that
may impede my wireless
No, my building design and construction should allow for
a strong wireless signal.
Will your building layout limit your cellular signal reception?
Metal building structures, especially those with sharp metal corners, can wreak havoc on cellular signals, creating coverage dead zones. Concrete walls and Low-E windows can also prevent signals from penetrating deeper into buildings.
Do you know what signals your neighbors are producing?
Yes, my neighbors’ networks
may interfere with my network.
No, I’m not worried.
The quality of your wireless signal doesn’t just depend on your network. It can be impacted by your neighbors’ networks as well. You can experience cross-traffic interference from Wi-Fi coming from nearby businesses in the same or another building. If you plan to backhaul cellular data on your Wi-Fi network, you may experience performance and/or stability issues.
Yes, I will have significant load on my network or I really don’t know how to estimate potential demand.
No, my network capacity should be adequate or I’ve never had an issue before so I’m not concerned.
Is there a gap in your network demand estimates?
Understanding the number of devices, types of devices, and user profiles that will be accessing your network is critical because the size and density of your access points will depend on your data needs and application profiles.
If you have questions
about how to ensure
your enterprise has the coverage, capacity, and
need to succeed,
we can help.
Contact your Corning representative for expert advice or visit corning.com/justright for the latest news about our strategic cellular solutions.
If you are moving to a universal wireless environment, you need both LTE and Wi-Fi to make it happen.
You answered “yes” to one or more of these questions.
There could be a wireless signal problem in your building. We can help.
Enter your email for a copy of our paper
on indoor cellular solutions for
Contact your Corning representative for expert advice, or visit corning.com/justright for more on in-building cellular service.