In-building DAS installer expands in Western U.S.

New office is located at 41332 Christy Street, Fremont, CA, 94538.

Connectivity Wireless Solutions (Duluth, GA), a supplier of in-building wireless solutions, recently announced the opening of a regional office in San Francisco. The full-service office is staffed with radio frequency (RF) engineers, field operations, and sales staff to support distributed antenna system (DAS) implementations and wireless data projects in the Western US region. The office is located at 41332 Christy Street, Fremont, CA, 94538.

Rick Ruff, general manager of the Western US region for the company, will manage the operations of the new San Francisco Bay Area office. Ruff came to Connectivity Wireless in October, bringing two decades of experience and expertise in design, implementation, and operation of wireless networks and distributed antenna systems. Prior to joining Connectivity Wireless, Ruff enjoyed a long career in senior leadership roles for major national wireless service providers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

“As the second most populated metropolitan statistical area (MSA) on the West Coast, the Bay Area office solidifies our planned geographical expansion strategy, giving us a strong foothold in the Western region,” comments Greg Jacobs, chief executive officer of Connectivity Wireless.

Jacobs adds, “We continue to see significant demand for DAS across the U.S., as proven by the fact that we have installed systems covering over 50 million square feet of space in 2012 alone. The Bay Area expansion is in direct response to our customers’ plans for increasing the number of DAS solutions in the western portion of the country. This demand is primarily driven by exponential increases in wireless data usage.”

According to CTIA’s semi-annual survey, Americans used more than 1.1 trillion megabytes (MB) of data from July 2011-June 2012, which was an increase of 104 percent over the previous 12 months. The survey also showed that smartphone adoption continues to grow at an impressive rate. As of June 2012, smartphones made up 131 million (41 percent) of the 322 million wireless subscriber connections. Tablet adoption also increased to 22 million, which is nearly 17 percent of all wireless connections.

Connectivity Wireless CEO Jacobs concludes, “We are also seeing more demand for reliable wireless voice and data coverage for public safety, and we expect adoption of public safety DAS networks to increase in the next year to address updated mandates for the International Fire Code (IFC) and from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).”

For more information, visit www.connectivitywireless.com.

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