24 AUG 2020
Flexible Financial Models: Whoop Wireless Offers Cellular and Public Safety as a Service.
Whoop Wireless, a provider of in-building Cellular and Public Safety systems, has announced a Cellular and Public Safety as a Service (CaaS/PSaaS) model that will enhance financial flexibility for its existing and future customer base. “One of the challenges that our customers have is the ability to use their capital and/or operating budgets to fund and monetize their in-building cellular assets. Whoop’s innovative financial modeling allows our current and future customer base to have flexible financial models that can accommodate all budget items under the CAPEX or OPEX scenarios or combination of both,” stated Mark Strittmatter, Vice President of Sales and Customer Service for Whoop Wireless. “Whoop has at least three different financial models – no matter the project size – that our customers can utilize. The CAPEX model is for those customers that want a one-time CAPEX expense with a monthly managed service plan; the Flex program is a model that involves a down payment with a monthly managed service plan; the Cellular and/or Public Safety as a Service (CaaS/PSaaS) plan involves a model that includes a minimal activation fee along with a monthly managed service plan – so there is a fit for any and all financial scenarios,” Strittmatter continued.
Whoop’s engineering and design teams will custom design a model that fits the budget of any building from 50,000 square feet to 1,000,000+ square feet including venue-based settings.
Whoop’s proprietary OEM gear and software enable customers to start with a scalable system that covers an inbuilding platform suitable for a budget that the customer is most comfortable with for an initial deployment, “One of the many strengths of the Whoop system is its scalability from initial deployment to additional phases. We have multiple customers that have/will deploy a Whoop platform that covers parking garages, administrative areas, common areas, corridors and/or specific non-coverage areas during the initial deployment; and then six – twelve months later, when their budgets allow, the customer will request deployment of additional Whoop Wireless gear to have ubiquitous coverage throughout a floor, a wing or the balance of site,” Strittmatter concluded.
The patented whoopFAST™ Small Cell Interface (SCI) delivers 4G/LTE in-building coverage for the four Tier 1 mobile network operators, serving >98% of users Day-1. It includes ten radio inputs and four outputs. The inputs include eight small cell (femtocell) inputs and two over-the-air (OTA) inputs. The OTA inputs use band-specific repeaters to boost the OTA signal for simulcasting throughout the in-building coverage area. The small cell inputs are operator-specific, with the capacity of each small cell switchable to any of the four outputs. Up to 50 antennas may be connected to each SCI. A Whoop Antenna Array Element (AAE) is connected to each antenna to boost output power through the antenna. This enables Enterprises to distribute a femtocell signal to a coverage area 50x larger than the area of a typical stand-alone femtocell. The SCI passive switch matrix optimizes the delivery of capacity where required in the coverage area. Capacity may be simulcasted throughout the building, or mapped to targeted coverage zones, based on enterprise capacity requirements and available signal source capacity.
Whoop Wireless is an OEM that manufactures and installs its proprietary Small Cell Interface and Donor Antenna systems. Whoop Wireless offers its Managed Service and Extended Warranty platform to all existing and new customers. Whoop Managed Services include: Turn Key Installation of OEM/non-OEM gear; order, provisioning and maintenance for infrastructure circuits/backhaul; order, provisioning and maintenance of RF carrier signal; Remote monitoring and maintenance of Whoop OEM/Non-OEM gear; Onsite maintenance of Whoop OEM and Non-OEM gear.
In addition to its proprietary 4G/LTE gear Whoop Wireless offers Private LTE/5G/CBRS and Public Safety platforms.
Whoop Wireless contact:
Mark Strittmatter – Vice President of Sales and Customer Service