Whoop Wireless provides Cellular as a Service (CaaS) to Healthcare Industry
22 OCT 2020
Whoop Wireless secures CaaS contract with national Health Care Provider.
Whoop Wireless, a provider of in-building cellular and public safety platforms, has secured a Cellular as a Service (CaaS) contract with a national Health Care provider that will utilize Whoop Wireless’ proprietary in-building cellular platform for multiple locations. “This was another well-run collaboration between our customer and the Whoop Wireless team. This project presented many challenges at multiple sites and shows the scalability, reliability and cost efficiencies of a Whoop Wireless OEM platform that is managed by Whoop,” stated Mark Strittmatter, VP of Sales and Customer Service for Whoop Wireless. “This project also shows the financial flexibility that Whoop can offer our customer base as they analyze what options are best for their business model and monetizing their in-building cellular assets.” Whoop Wireless offers multiple options to match the financial model of a customer utilizing a CAPEX model, a FLEX model (CAPEX/OPEX hybrid), or a Cellular as a Service (CaaS) model where Whoop owns and operates the equipment and provides the in-building cellular service for a monthly cost to the customer. “These three options have been well received by our customer base. It gives every customer, no matter their financial model and/or budget restrictions the ability to have a scalable, reliable and industry leading platform operating in their building. This is extremely important when you understand, as a building manager/owner, that your employees/clients are entitled to a safe and productive work environment no matter their location. Whoop is here to meet that need. Financial or budgets constraints will be a challenge we will solve for our customer base.” Strittmatter concluded as he spoke about the project.
Flexible Financial Models
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 an activation fee 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/or zero down along with a monthly managed service plan.
Whoop Equipment and Project Management
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 (4G/LTE/5G). If you want scalability, reliability with a cost-efficient platform you have come to the right place.
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