Several years ago, a major university in the Midwest faced a problem — its faculty, staff and student communities were frustrated with poor wireless communications in and around the campus complex. In an era where mobile communication must be clear and always on, the less-than-ideal coverage in campus buildings and around the campus grounds became unacceptable.
The university itself featured several, historic concrete structures. The architecture of these facilities proved difficult for wireless communications as cellular users lost calls as they walked through
doors and into classrooms throughout the campus....