Cel-Fi GO Rural coverage: Blackspot to Hotspot

February 9th, 2021

Alliance Corporation is proud to be a Value-Added Distributor for Cel-Fi by Nextivity products in North America. This is a repost from a Cel-Fi by Nextivity Case Study.

Business Profile

The McGhee family live in Darlington Queensland adjacent Lamington National Park, 85kms from Brisbane. Commonly known as ‘the green behind the Gold”, the area has an overabundance of breathtaking scenery, wildlife and clean mountain air. A well-known mobile coverage blackspot with its beautiful aspect directly contributing to its extremely unattractive cellular coverage.


Running a home business from the property proved to be troublesome due to constant call failures and dropouts. Making matters worse the National Broadband Network wireless connection was only available to the homestead and would require bridging by a point to point system. As voice over wireless hadn’t yet been released, an alternative solution had to be implemented urgently.

The Solution

A local telecommunications system integrator was contacted and tasked with providing a solution to their cellular coverage problems. The newly launched cabled and scalable Cel-Fi GO was chosen as it would provide a robust solution incorporating well placed omnidirectional and directional DAS antennas. The solution provided improved coverage to both homestead and surrounding buildings with greater signal penetration and reliability. Utilizing the Cel-Fi GO, the integrator effectively installed and created a mini DAS system (Distributed Antenna System).

Installation began on the roof with a LPDA antenna mounted on a 15ft galvanized mast. A Signal analyzer was used to acquire the position and strongest signal for the antenna which was subsequently mounted to the roof utilizing guy wire and turnbuckles.

Products Used

  • Cel-Fi GO
  • LMR-400 cable, combiners and connectors
  • Omnidirectional and directional distribution antennas

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