Mobile Devices

July 15, 2013

Harris Communications Releases FCC-Compliant Cell Phone Boosters

Harris Communications has released its new line of cell phone repeater boosters that are compliant with the Federal Communications Commission’s new regulations allowing broader use of signal boosters and the regulating of network interference.

The new FCC regulations were implemented and designed to reduce interference that occurs with key networks causing interruption of emergency (911 calls), and to broaden the use of boosters to improve the in-building cellular coverage.

In an earlier statement, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said the devices can tackle an important issue with regard to service gaps, while ensuring they don’t cause interference.

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“These devices have demonstrated they can help address the coverage gaps that exist within the wireless service areas in both rural and urban environments,” Clyburn said.

Sellers are also in favor of the new regulations, stating, “In short, the FCC is formalizing what most of us have known all along: cellular coverage is not good enough.”

The Repeater Store blog stated, “In the modern age we are ever more reliant on our phones for important calls and increasingly data services. The FCC recognizes that the task of providing this service cannot fall on the carriers alone and is moving to make cellular signal boosters part of the solution.”

Harris touts that its newest line of cellular signal repeaters can eliminate interference without any effect on wireless customers of major carriers i.e., AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

Furthermore, Harris handles all facets of their new line of cell phone repeater equipment, including their “Neutral Host” distributed antenna services (DAS), all of which will be fully compatible with all of the FCC required equipment for every one of the major carriers, resulting in fewer dropped calls and  reduced interference.

The new FCC regulations for cell phone boosters are slated to take effect on March 1, 2014.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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