By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu
Eric Mercer is Director of Business Development for Transit Wireless LLC, an industry leader in the design, deployment and operation of advanced cellular, Wi-Fi and fiber technology solutions. Since joining Transit Wireless’s leadership team in 2011, Eric uses his industry knowledge and operational and legal expertise to successfully negotiate and execute agreements to build relationships with wireless carriers. Capitalizing on his established relationships with both national and New York market wireless providers, Eric has secured long-term contracts with all four major wireless carriers to provide top-tier wireless service to the riders of the New York City subways.
With the NEDAS 2018 NYC Summit under his belt, Eric sat down with Data Center POST to look back on this year in the wireless industry and discuss how this event showcases the future of Transit Wireless.
Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: How has the in-building wireless industry changed in the past 12 months?
Transit Wireless, Eric Mercer (TW-EM) Answer: The wireless industry as a whole has been gearing up for change the past 12 months. In our industry, we have been preparing for the next big connectivity bump – 5G. The Transit Wireless network was designed to be future-proof, and our goal is to be ready to roll out the wireless carriers’ 5G applications. To-the-edge is moving closer and closer towards that edge. Building out the connectivity requires investments from both the carriers and the landlords expecting the coverage, especially in new buildings. We’re also all interested in seeing the results of the Sprint and T-Mobile merger.
To read the full interview, please click here.