History of the Industry
The cell phone booster industry started about a decade ago as a cottage industry for select users. That industry was estimated to be approximately a $150 million/year industry. The solution was a three step solution comprised of a power booster, external antenna which required installation outside of ones residence or office, 15 to 100 feet of cable and an inside antennae sending the signal. The cost of the unit installed ranged from $4000 to $2,500, and operated on either single or multiple carriers.
The Solution that was selected more recently by AT&T (microcell), Sprint (Airave) T-Mobile no longer selling one, and Verizon (network extender), is a solution referred to as FEMTO Cell technology. This again is a three step solution which utilizes a high speed internet link to bring your cell signal into your home or office which in itself is an issue. The solution is a carrier only solution, it degrades your internet signal for other uses, is limited by the requirement for phone lines or other lines, costs $150 to $300 to purchase with ongoing monthly costs.
This market is estimated to be a $4.8 billion dollar market
Fem to Cell
The 5Barz technology is a one step, easy to use solution which is a truly a consumer product. There are no external antennas or installation required, it operates on all carriers and for a multitude of cellular devices including 3G and 4G devices. Most importantly this highly engineered device is transparent to carrier networks, which is becoming an increasingly critical factor.
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