Telecom Challenges for The Construction Industry
Lack of Internet Access At Jobsites
Construction sites create a unique challenge for telecom providers that many carriers can’t handle. Many major providers cannot service a location with internet service without an official USPS address being attached to the location. Due to the nature of construction sites often there is no official USPS address until the job is finished, meaning many providers can’t service these jobsites even if they wanted to.
Even if major carriers could service the site, many telecom providers don’t bother due to the changing nature of a construction job site. The consistent need to move the trailer that receives the connection during construction, and the inability to trench fiber on a jobsite that will need to change consistently throughout the project are two main reasons major carriers neglect construction sites.
Without internet access readily available on the jobsite, many workers such as architects, and site managers are forced to go back and forth from the field to the office throughout the day. This slows down the progress of the job, and results in longer builds, and a lack of efficiency across the board.
Communication Between Jobsite and Home Office
One of the major challenges for all organizations of effective communication. For a business to run smoothly communication is key, and this goes double for construction. Site managers need to be able to get a hold of the home office and vice versa at any given time. Maintaining effective communications between home office and jobsites can often be challenging for construction companies. This is because cell service is often spotty in the field and there’s no traditional phone line infrastructure to enable desk phones in the mobile office.
This creates a problem where the only way to contact each other is when you’re on the move between sites where cell service improves, or if the site manager goes back to the office. This breakdown in communication can lead to mistakes and a lack of efficiency both of which means a lot of lost revenue for the company.
Fixed Wireless and Hosted PBX VoIP
Fixed wireless, frequently referred to as Ethernet over Fixed Wireless (EoFW) is by its nature a flexible internet solution. There’s no need for a USPS address to provide fixed wireless internet service. All a carrier needs are the latitude and longitude position of the jobsite, power, and a clear line of sight to a base station to get internet service. This makes fixed wireless the perfect solution for construction site connectivity.
Fixed wireless equipment is easy to move and can be moved on a schedule to fit the movement of your jobsite office trailer. This makes it the ideal solution to get high-speed internet on the job connecting your mobile office to the home office.
Fixed wireless solves email and file sharing, but what about calling home office? For that look a voice over IP hosted PBX phones system can do the job. A hosted PBX system doesn’t need any complex cabling or cellular service. Hosted PBX relies on an internet connection so you can use it in conjunction with fixed wireless.
Hosted PBX is easy to install, you just plug in the phone and it comes online. Even better, if you decide to do hosted PBX for your whole company you can just add another phone to your plan anytime you need a phone on-site, and that phone will be connected to your whole company’s phone infrastructure. This paired with fixed wireless will effectively eliminate any technological communication gaps between your home office and jobsites.
One Ring Networks is a highly experienced fixed wireless and hosted PBX provider for construction companies. Our team can effectively make your jobsite an extension of your home office. If you want to eliminate communication barriers within your construction company, our team is ready to help.
Who We Are
One Ring Networks is an industry-leading provider of data and voice services in Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland and Texas. To learn more about our uniquely tailored construction internet services reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1-855-ONE-RING