Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Walls overcomes hurdles associated with 3G network with CSI
Walls overcomes hurdles associated with 3G network with CSI
Jun '10
Further reinforcing its position as the market's recognized leader in the design and implementation of in-building wireless solutions, Cellular Specialties, Inc. (CSI) announced Walls Industries, Inc. is successfully leveraging CSI's broad solution suite to ensure reliable wireless coverage throughout its headquarters. CSI was chosen for its knowledge and expertise of FCC regulations and 3G networks, as well as its extensive relationship with the market's leading wireless carriers.

With more than 70 years in business, Texas-based Walls Industries is a market-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded work-wear, hunting and outdoor apparel. Walls products are sold under a number of highly recognized brand names, including Walls, Liberty, Big Smith, 10X, Duxbak, Zero Zone, and Commander. The company's product line includes a full range of insulated and non-insulated utility apparel for use in the workplace and recreational activities.

Operating in a historic manufacturing and distribution facility, Walls faced significant challenges in trying to acquire reliable wireless signals around its headquarters. "With the nearest cell tower more than seven miles away and our building constructed mostly of steel and concrete, wireless signal strength for our employees and executives was practically non-existent," said Tom Felton, chief information officer, Walls Industries, Inc. "In our business, executives live on their cell phones to get their jobs done effectively. Any interference with this ability can be extremely costly to our business."

Complicating the low coverage issue was the company's legacy, in-building wireless system. Furthermore, Walls was under increasing pressure from the FCC to update their cellular system, due to its overlap and interference with the local AT&T 3G network -- rapidly being deployed throughout the region.

"We had an in-building wireless system in place that we thought was fine -- but we were very wrong," continued Felton. "What we didn't know was that our in-building signal was interfering with the roll-out of AT&T's local 3G network in our area. We had some idea that AT&T had started to move into our county with a 3G signal, but never even suspected our in-building signal would interfere."

Faced with pressure from the FCC to shut down their wireless signal -- or face fines of up to $20,000 per day -- Walls had to take immediate action and contacted CSI to help find a new solution. For customers like Walls, CSI offers a range of solutions designed to boost the performance and call quality of in-building wireless networks. Products such as amplifiers/repeaters, in-line boosters, and multi-directional antennas are geared towards supplementing and expanding the scope of wireless signals in low coverage areas. Additionally, CSI's Custom Solutions Group (CSG) is the only in-building wireless service organization approved by all major wireless service providers in the United States -- including AT&T -- and has implemented numerous turnkey solutions including voice, data, WiFi, RFID and other wireless solutions.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Teijin Frontier develops Solotex RC lightweight fibre

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd, fibre products converting company and part...

Tosha Hays addressing the conference. Courtesy: College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Industry experts discuss future of fabrics at UGA

Industry experts, researchers and military officials discussed the...

Courtesy: Global Denim Awards

Fashion | On 27th Oct 2016

Anbasja Blanken & Italian mill ITV Denim win GDA

Dutch designer Anbasja Blanken and Italian mill ITV Denim was the...

Interviews View All

Rashi Menda

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search