Sears Tower aims for wireless heights

InnerWireless system would provide wireless service even on skyscraper's elevators

Don't miss the real estate event of the summer
Join 4,000 real estate pros at Connect SF, Aug 7‑11, 2017

Sears Tower is expected to soon become one of the first commercial office buildings in the United States to have an in-building wireless system throughout, improving service for wireless phones and allowing for Wi-Fi computer access in offices on all floors of the skyscraper. Sears Tower owner MetLife, on behalf of its affiliate Metropolitan Insurance and Annuity Co., has announced that an agreement has been reached with InnerWireless Inc., giving the in-building wireless systems and services company the right to market the Sears Tower system to wireless service providers. As agreements are reached with the wireless carriers, InnerWireless will install a neutral host system throughout the 110-story building. The InnerMobilesystem from InnerWireless simultaneously supports cellular and PCS voice and data; paging; 2-way radio for applications such as building maintenance, operations and security; wireless LAN for high-speed data; as well as fire, life and safety communications that are...