Cingular improves indoor coverage

Dec 08 2004 - 03:42 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular has announced that the company is using smaller antennas located within shopping malls to improve reception. The new tech is being installed in two states, Missouri and Kansas, though it's possible it will move to other markets in the future. bq. Cingular is using a system of unobtrusive cell sites located within mall buildings linked to small antennas no larger than smoke detectors located above ceiling tiles to distribute the wireless signal throughout the mall. The result is better signal strength and the ability of more customers to use their Cingular wireless phones.