The (future) challenges of indoor mobile coverage in company buildings (N-sight)

Location:virtual meeting



Limited indoor coverage of mobile networks continues to pose significant challenges for many companies and public institutions. Additional, diverse factors such as building requirements for strong insulation and the need for multi-operator coverage complicate the situation further.


In this session, we will examine several aspects of this challenge, today and moving forward. We’ll start by finding out what the indoor coverage needs of Belgium’s prisons can teach us about our own possibilities, from FPS Justice. Then AGC will give us a clear view into the problems and solutions of a building’s glass and glazing. Finally, we will open up the floor for a discussion of your questions and issues, about indoor coverage today and in the future, with the arrival of 5G.


Make sure to also pass this invitation on to your colleagues from facilities management, networking infrastructure, and other relevant domains!



This event will be held as an interactive virtual meeting. The link will be provided in the Confirmation email.





13:30 Welcome and introduction


Danielle Jacobs, CEO, Beltug (English)


13:40 Case: Indoor coverage challenges at Belgium’s prisons


Prisons offer a unique perspective on indoor coverage. On the one hand, good indoor coverage is necessary to ensure (mobile) communications by staff. Yet, the structure of the buildings (stone, concrete and iron) creates significant challenges. To add to the complexity, communication by prisoners must be impossible, to ensure safety.

In this real-life case, we’ll get a look ‘behind the walls’, with insights that we may be able to use in our own organisations.


Kristoff Hemelinckx, Director ICT/SDD, DG EPI, FPS Justice (English)


14:10 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:20 Good, 5G-ready indoor coverage at zero OPEX


In the past 20 years, the adoption of mobile usage has grown rapidly. And hand-in-hand has come an ever-increasing demand for good indoor coverage. But, almost in parallel, higher energy standards are making modern constructions act like faraday cages that block mobile network signals. AGC will share insights from a building and window glazing point of view, and explain an innovative new approach to providing indoor coverage from the outside.


Simon Castex, Team Member Sales & Marketing, Wave by AGC (English)


14:50 Q&A: Your questions, your experience:


15:00 Indoor coverage in company buildings - current issues and the future with 5G

We’ll open the floor for your questions, issues and insights, for indoor coverage now – but also for the future with 5G. What impact will 5G have on indoor coverage, and what about DAS (distributed antennae systems)? What is the situation with 'deep-indoor' scenarios? What role will the telecom operator take on, and what about multi-operator coverage? Let's see which issues we can tackle...

These are only a few of the possible questions and issues: send us yours in advance, to make sure they are included.


15:30 End


We will keep the session open after the end to enable those who wish to continue the discussions.