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Mobile Signal Boosters

We’re in 2019, with driverless cars and drones making deliveries for us, yet we still seem to be struggling with making calls within our buildings. The solution can be found in a dedicated signal boosters

Having bad signal in your home or workplace can be a nightmare for users in any situation, especially when you are trying to run a business.

Common Mobile Signal Booster Questions

  1. Are mobile repeaters legal?
  2. What are the options for boosting my mobile signal?
  3. What are the causes of a bad mobile signal?
  4. How does a mobile signal booster work?
  5. What do I need to have installed?

Are mobile signal boosters legal?

Initially, mobile signal boosters used to be illegal to use in the UK. However, within the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2018 that came into force on 12th April 2018 it was deemed that two types of repeaters would be legal when complying with required technical criteria.

Generally, those of static boosters for indoor use and those used within vehicles. Therefore, the indoor static boosters are the region where we focus our installations

Signal Booster SolutionsMobile signal boosters

At NM Cabling Ltd we have a solution for you. We can save you the stress and hassle of not being able to make calls or using data within your building. This solution is a mobile signal booster, used in many areas of the country to make our lives easier when using our mobile phones.

Firstly, the idea of a mobile phone is in the title, it is supposed to be mobile so why are we getting bad signal in so many areas?

The main causes of bad mobile signal are;

– Distance from the telephone mast

– Obstacles in the way (i.e. buildings / hills)

– Construction materials of the building you are in or even the buildings surrounding you (i.e. metal works / thick concrete)

Read more about mobile signal boosters here


How mobile phone boosters work

A mobile signal booster is designed to replicate the outside signal strength. Generally, this is usually from a high point on the building into the property with as little loss as possible. Therefore, essentially, if you are getting 5 bars of 4G outside of your building you should be expecting to receive something similar on the inside.

Our solution requires an in-depth survey of the property. This includes looking at the routes for cabling required and the floor space to be covered by the signal.


The solutions works like this;

An external antenna will be mounted at a high point on the building. This is usually the roof but in some occasions, it will be on the side of the building. This antenna will receive the signal from the nearest mast with the strongest signal.

Cabling is installed from a central amplifier to the roof antenna and then distributed throughout the building to distributed antennas. The signal then reaches the booster antennas which corrects the signal to the correct frequency. This is then sent to the internal antenna which will produce the signal. This is like a mast does on the outside or a WIFI  point does on the inside of your building.

Installed professionally, this can give you the best possible outcome which is full 4G matching the outside signal. Allowing you to get on with your day to day tasks, even if that is updating your social media…


If this is a solution you feel would be a good fit for your business or home property, please contact us on 01923 888588 or email us at [email protected]

About NM Cabling Solutions – Network Cabling Specialist

NM Cabling is a technology, structured cabling and electrical integrator working throughout the United Kingdom.

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