New Service Enables Carriers to Meet Demand for Connectivity and Prepare for 5G

Charlotte, NC, Mar. 25, 2020 – Segra, one of the largest fiber infrastructure network companies in the Eastern U.S., announced today In-Building Wireless to help wireless carriers meet increased demand for more bandwidth and prepare for 5G.

With an estimated 80% of mobile traffic originating or terminating within a building, universal in-building wireless networks are vital to business operations. Connectivity demand, preparation for 5G and environmental constraints all contribute to carriers investing in Segra’s In-Building Wireless.

“Segra has always been a leader in partnering with carriers as communication technology advances and connectivity demand increases. This is Segra’s latest solution for enabling carriers to provide robust wireless connectivity to their customers and to prepare for 5G deployment,” stated Dan Watts, Segra’s vice president of product management and business development. “Our solution is backed by Segra’s reliable and dense state-of-the-art fiber network as well as our industry-leading customer service.”

A massive increase in the number of devices localized in metropolitan areas with limited tower capacity drives competition for the bandwidth supplied by a single tower. In-building wireless solutions allow users to be off-loaded to lit building networks, which increases the performance of the local macro tower and ultimately the experience for the users. By off-loading traffic from high-rise buildings, vast campuses, crowded stadiums and hotel properties, Segra ensures end-users stay connected and have the best mobile experience possible.

In addition, public expectations that 5G will provide a faster, more advanced network connection than ever before put pressure on carriers to deliver a superior end-user experience. Providing 5G capabilities comes with the need for increased bandwidth availability as well as for devices located closer to transmitters for short RF band lengths. By providing lit buildings with wireless transmitters, carriers’ customers will experience the benefits of 5G.

“Carriers will find Segra’s In-Building Wireless a turnkey solution that is efficient and quick to deploy,” stated Martie Willaby, Segra’s vice president of carrier sales. “To ensure its delivery and service level meets the needs of the market, this new solution was built with direct input from our partners who demand a carrier-grade solution.”

By leveraging Segra’s experience, network and quality of service, carriers can immediately benefit from Segra’s solution and its support of in-building antennas, enterprise Wi-Fi, public safety networks, LTE small cells, and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). To learn more about Segra’s In-Building Wireless, visit and contact Segra at 833.GO.SEGRA or

About Segra

Segra is one of the largest independent fiber bandwidth companies in the eastern U.S. It owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network of more than 23,000 miles that connects more than 9,000 on-net locations and six data centers throughout nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. Segra provides Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced data center services, IP and managed services, voice and cloud solutions, all backed by its industry-leading service and reliability. Customers include carriers, enterprises, governments, and healthcare organizations. For more information about Segra’s technology and commitment to customer care, visit

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