Verizon and Samsung partner on tech to beef up indoor wireless coverage

4G LTE Network Extender tech will support 42 concurrent users

Verizon and Samsung on Tuesday announced 4G small-cell LTE technology to improve in-building wireless coverage for business customers.

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Extender for Enterprise relies on Samsung’s small-cell technology to provide voice over LTE and data service.

These small-cell units would be installed in weak coverage areas to help workers keep their wireless connections via smartphone and tablets.

The companies said in a joint statement that the technology is ideal for mid-sized offices and other company spaces of 10,000 to 100,000 square feet. While they described the technology as affordable, no price was announced.

A single small cell will support 42 concurrent users in an area of about 31,500 square feet. 4G LTE speeds are typically 10 Mbps to 15 Mbps on downloads, but the throughput for the Network Extender was not announced.

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