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CONNECTED CITY: NextEdge Networks/Modus
completing extensive work on
behalf of all the major wireless carriers as their needs have
evolved. The company maintains
a full suite of services, including
self-performance of construction
and last-mile ﬁber provisioning,
allowing for control and accountability of every step of the deployment process.
The founders of Modus said,
"The combination of Modus with
NextEdge Networks, along with
the ﬁnancial backing from Titan
Grove, is a natural evolution of the
rapid growth of Modus.
"Our combined capabilities
and access to capital will allow us
to expand our breadth and reach
to further support our customers'
day for the building owner because
they wanted to put a macro site on
the rooftop and the revenue associated with that installation meant it
was a good day.
"When they saw wireless, they
saw money. Now the building
owner has to recognize the wireless
carrier is not there to bring revenue and pay to solve the problem.
The wireless carrier won't contribute like they have in the past and
that is a paradigm shift building
owners are beginning to under-
stand, embrace and realize they
have to solve the problem because
the carriers will not."
Education is key to solving coverage issues in buildings. "The job of
the building owner and manager is
to keep tenants happy," Wiest notes.
"The best thing is to have tenants
complain to the point where they
are going to leave because nothing
gets attention quicker than tenant
churn. Having that happen will
create a snowball eﬀect because
the more building owners solve
Modus is a leader in wireless site acquisition,
construction and turnkey deployments.
NextEdge Networks sees inbuilding as its future. "We believe
about 5 percent of buildings have
suﬃcient coverage and that the
demand for wireless coverage is
increasing, but carriers don't have
the capital to resolve the problems," Wiest says. "We recognize
where the business is going and
that building owners are now
taking on both the headache and
the cost of creating that wireless
solution for their tenants."
Building owners and managers
are faced with the need to invest in
increased connectivity to meet the
needs of their tenants. NextEdge
Networks relieves building owners
and managers of the complex and
time-consuming process of establishing a wireless utility.
"We are going through a paradigm shift," Wiest explains. "For
30 years, when a wireless carrier
knocked on the door it was a good
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