February 20, 2013 Leave a comment
Jason Knott of CE Pro reported today the FCC ruling will require by March 1, 2014 that cellular signal boosters cannot interfere with wireless networks or emergency calls.
Here’s the story: The FCC has issued new rules for cellular signal boosters that require the devices to abide by technical requirements that prohibit them from interfering with wireless networks and cause interference to other calls, including emergency and 911 calls. The new order increases technical requirements for cellular signal booster specifications and defines their use by consumers.
The ruling requires that beginning March 1st, 2014, consumer signal boosters sold in the U.S. will have to comply with the new technical specifications. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have already filed with the FCC their intent to give consent for signal boosters that meet the technical specifications.
The unanimous ruling is significant for integrators because this has become a growing category for revenue and installations.
In reaction to the ruling, Joe Banos, COO at Wilson Electronics, says, “Wilson Electronics applauds the adoption of FCC certification specifications for consumer cell phone signal boosters, which will eliminate poorly designed products that currently plague the market, and have been a source of cell site interference. Read more of this post