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Understanding the technical factors that impact mobile signal strength in your building

As the world becomes increasingly mobile, access to strong and reliable mobile connectivity has become a necessity. This is especially true in office buildings, where employees rely on their mobile devices for work-related tasks, such as communication, research, and data analysis. However, it's not uncommon for office buildings to suffer from poor mobile signal strength, which can be frustrating for employees and hinder productivity.

In this blog post, we'll explore the technical factors that impact mobile signal strength in your building and provide some tips on how to improve it.

Building Materials

The materials used in constructing a building can have a significant impact on mobile signal strength. Some materials, such as concrete and metal, glass can cause attenuation or blockage of mobile signals, resulting in weak or no signal.

Distance from Cell Tower

The distance between your building and the nearest cell tower can also impact mobile signal strength. The farther your building is from the tower, the weaker the signal will be. This can be particularly problematic for buildings located in remote areas or areas with poor cellular coverage.


Obstructions such as trees, hills, and buildings can also weaken mobile signal strength. This is because these obstructions can block or reflect mobile signals, resulting in reduced signal strength.


Mobile signals operate on a specific frequency band. Other devices that operate on the same frequency, such as Wi-Fi routers, can interfere with mobile signals and cause a reduction in signal strength.

Network Congestion

Network congestion can also impact mobile signal strength. This occurs when there are too many devices connected to the same cell tower, causing the tower to become overloaded and resulting in reduced signal strength.

a woman using her phone thanks to the good signal enabled by wavethru

Now that we've discussed the technical factors that impact mobile signal strength, here are some tips on how to improve it in your building:

Install a Mobile Signal Booster

A mobile signal booster can help improve mobile signal strength in your building by amplifying weak signals. It works by taking a particular existing mobile signal from outside the building, amplifying it, and rebroadcasting it inside the building. In most of the countries such kind of device needs a prior approval from mobile operators to be installed since such kind of device operates in their radio spectrum.

Move Closer to a Window

If your office is located in an area with poor mobile signal strength, try moving closer to a window. The further away you are from the window, the weaker the signal. By moving closer to the window, you can pick up a stronger signal.

Remove Obstructions

If there are obstructions such as metallic solar blinder, trees or buildings blocking mobile signals, try removing them or relocating your device to a spot with fewer obstructions.


WAVETHRU offers a laser surface treatment applied to windows that allows ALL mobile signals present outside to enter deep inside the building again. This solution is half the price of traditional signal boosters and is compatible with all national mobile operators.

In conclusion, understanding the technical factors that impact mobile signal strength in your building can help you take steps to improve it. Whether it's installing a mobile signal booster, removing obstructions, or opting for the WAVETHRU treatment, there are several ways to improve mobile signal strength and ensure reliable mobile connectivity in your office building.


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