London's Tallest Skyscraper Gets Indoor Mobile Phone Coverage
Published on: 23rd Nov 2012
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The UK's tallest building The Shard in London has been fitted with indoor mobile phone coverage boosters and facilities to support emergency service radios.
Standing at 310 metres tall, both its height and projected density of population means that street level cellular and mobile radio services are not sufficient to provide the required coverage throughout the building.
Comtec says that it played a key role in ensuring that every floor of The Shard has highly reliable coverage for both Cellular and Mobile Radio services.
"This is a very exciting project for Comtec and one that sets the benchmark of delivering Cellular and Mobile Radio services to London's tall buildings" said Nick Claxson, Managing Director, Comtec. "We are very proud of the experience we have built in our business and this project enables us to utilise this to the full."
Comtec have been awarded the contract to advise, project manage and integrate both private mobile radio and radio services for the London Fire Brigade to all 72 habitable floors and to a further 15 floors in the buildings 23 storey spire.
"A building of this scale requires a reliable, core infrastructure to deliver both Cellular and Radio services to every floor" said Hamish McKenzie, Development Director for the Sellar Property Group. "Comtec demonstrated both innovation and a high degree of competence to make this possible."
This project is now underway with core infrastructure being delivered prior to the building opening in early 2013.