Improving In-building Radio Communications for First Responders

The Canadian government and the department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (formerly known as Industry Canada) have adopted policy for Public Safety agencies and their use of wireless communication systems in the 700 MHz frequency band.

New building construction is all about energy efficiency—keeping heat out in summer and holding on to it in winter. Unfortunately, this also means that modern buildings keep radio signals out. The accelerating use of modern, high tech materials for exterior cladding is exacerbating radio coverage challenges.

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