ARCwire -- In the name of fostering in-building wireless technology and adoption, the In-Building Wireless Alliance (IBWA) has formed. The goal of the newly formed group is to promote increased coverage, productivity and safety. Founding members include Akridge, ADC, Sprint, LGC Wireless, Motorola, and PRTM. Additional members include companies that represent the commercial real estate, communications infrastructure and services, and the public safety sectors. IBWA is trying to accelerate the adoption of in-building wireless as a means of unlocking value to all stakeholders of communication and information within a building.
IBWA refers to the complete set of applications, products, services, and networks that collectively enable people and critical assets within a building to reliably communicate with one another. IBWA also reduces the incidence of dropped calls and improves reception in building dead zones, such as elevators and garages, created by newer building materials and architectures.