Overcoming the challenges of urban connectivity

New York – the city where here trendy cafes, luxurious hotels and quirky offices in such bohemian spaces as abandoned warehouses, refurbished attics, lofts and basements compete for space in one of the most progressive metropolises in the world.

Surely this city would be a dream to work in.

Your fantasies of working in a minimalist chic office in Manhattan might be shattered when you consider the state of indoor connectivity in the most densely populated city in the USA.

According to an article in the Wall street Journal, even the epitome of urbanisation hasn’t succeeded in achieving 100% connectivity for its 8 million residents:

“Internet capacity can vary widely from building to building, especially in neighborhoods populated with the funky loft spaces coveted by creative firms”

Indeed, physical challenges and inconsistencies in resources leave New York with the same kinds of connectivity issues that plague urban areas around the world. You may walk into a beautifully designed office building but looks are no assurance of what lies beneath. Is the wiring adequate for the number of connections in the office? Are there enough points of entry? Is there a backup in case the main connection is damaged?

These are very real issues in any urban setting and are further exacerbated by the absence of central zones offering connectivity. Landlords may even charge operators for setting up services in their buildings, which further dissuades them from providing connectivity.

Rural and urban areas may not face the same challenges as each other, but they share similar connectivity woes. However, available alternatives like Radio IP backhaul (that Omoco products use) can help overcome these problems without interfering with existing technology.

So if you’re running a business and struggle with uninterrupted network coverage, or if you run a hotel whose guests are not completely satisfied with the quality  of connectivity you provide, it’s time to get Omoco into your life.

Image Credit: Daniel Mennerich