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Pledge 1% Community Member of the Month - December, 2021

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December’s Featured Community Member is @Harry-NJ 


Our monthly Community Member features  users who are contributing to the success of the Pledge 1% Community.  This month, we are honored to feature @Harry-NJ , who served as an Early Adopter member for this community!  Get to know Harry by reading on…



Pledge 1%: “When it comes to social impact, what inspires you?”

Harry-NJ: “I am most inspired by the 'impact' part of social impact.  I actively look for efforts which will have a measurable impact on identifiable needs.”


Pledge 1%: “Can you share some insight about your willingness to help develop the Pledge 1% Community by serving as an Early Adopter of the community platform?”

Harry-NJ: “My company, SeaFreight Labs, is a small consultancy whose direct impact is limited by its size.  The Pledge 1% community provides a way to amplify our efforts by attracting other like-minded people.  In this way, my little company can have an outsize impact and help many more people.”


Pledge 1%: “Can you share your thoughts on the benefits of being a part of the Pledge 1% Community?”

Harry-NJ: “It is difficult to know how to be efficient and effective with one's philanthropic efforts.  Learning by trial and error takes a long time and wastes resources.  It is MUCH better to leverage the learnings of thousands of like-minded people and greatly improve your odds of achieving your social-impact objectives.  So, join the Pledge-1% community!” 


Pledge 1%: “Anything else you would like to share?”

Harry-NJ: “Leadership in business can sometimes feel lonely, especially when there are difficult decisions or uncertain outcomes.  Taking the 1% Pledge provides a proven framework to orient your business and provide a safe anchor for decision-making.  Joining the Pledge-1% community provides an opportunity to find people in your same industry with whom you can build a relationship and amplify your impact within your industry or on the problems you decide to address.  Don't delay!  Take an action step to help yourself, your company and your community in 2022!”


Thank you Harry for all your contributions to the Pledge 1% Community. We are very happy to have you in our community to learn from.

We encourage you all to get to know more Pledge 1% Members by introducing yourself and joining the conversation in the Social Impact Forum

Rose Spitzer
Director, Pledge 1% Community


What is a Wireless Network Site Survey?


A wireless site survey is a physical survey of the premises where the wireless network will be installed. A site survey report helps visualize the wireless network coverage. To do a wireless site survey, first, you need to locate the radio equipment and peripherals in their approximate positions and select some areas in other parts of the facility that remain uncovered by a reception. Then, walk around with your spectrum analyzer (a handheld instrument with both RF and non-RF functionality designed for capturing data associated with radio waves) and run a quick sweep or install an additional antenna on top of existing microwave dishes and measure signal strength as well as any possible interferences encountered. You can use common communication tools available on all smartphones such as Wifi Analyzer which are quite useful in identifying weak spots on your network infrastructure and can indeed help organise ad hoc site surveys easily.


What is the Assessment of 4G/LTE & 5G Networks?


We're all for technological disruption, but we are certainly not going to be among the first to use it. There are numerous reasons why early adopters tend to get a bad reputation, and we plan on staying far away from that - especially when it comes down to using 5G. After all, you can't stumble around like a fool if you're the one leading the charge.


For years, the hype surrounding 5G felt never-ending, but it is now available in most major cities. It's also being rolled out across the globe, in and around town and country areas, and will soon be as widely used as the 4-G standard that came before it. However, it's still in its premature stage of expansion and many of us are still relying on good old long-term evolution (LTE) technology. LTE is a standard for wireless communications first installed in 2009. Like 5G, it took years for LTE to become a part of the national connectivity fabric.


LTE (Long Term Evolution):


LTE (or Long-Term-Evolution) is a mobile phone protocol, released in 2009 as part of the 4G movement. In many ways, LTE set the bar for what we’d call “4G” nowadays by offering much faster speeds than anything that had been previously labelled as 4G. But as you might guess, some early infrastructure systems weren’t up to this brand new standard, since they were designed differently pre-4G. Vital telecommunications companies spent years ensuring their hardware could meet the standards required for true 4G connections and now – over a decade later – most people across the globe enjoy the benefits of LTE.




5G is a successor of the popular fourth-generation, called 4G LTE. 5G and 4G LTE are cellular network standards for wireless communication. They specify measures to be taken in order to dispatch data at much higher rates than before (usually measured in megabits per second and gigabits per second), over shorter distances than previous standards allowed, sometimes as low as 1ms.


Although 5G can also use frequency bands lower than 6 Gigahertz but above low-band frequencies, these certainly don’t support the highest possible speeds. However, these lower speeds will still outclass anything that 4GLTE offers, and deploying ‘sub-6’ connectivity might even expand 5G coverage, given the fact walls and surfaces often serve as blockers to mmWave frequencies.


How helpful are Wireless Network Site Survey and Assessment of 4G/LTE and 5G Networks:


Trying to manage your WiFi on a long train ride can be infuriating. Access points are either far too few or many and you have to constantly keep reestablishing connections. And what is even worse is that it sometimes happens with the WiFi at home! Having poor internet coverage doesn't help with productivity, but if you have reliable WiFi in the garage or any other areas around where your customers or employees will hang out, then you are setting yourself up for better future success with less time wasted having to fix connection issues all the time.


As an entrepreneur, the bigger an audience you can draw in, the more effective your business will become. When your brand is operating at peak capacity, you'll attract potential investors to assist in furthering your expansion across markets and demographics. The same can be said for a WiFi network after all! There's no better way to optimize your space online than by assessing ways in which you can maximize it with viable connectivity. This means acquiring reliable systems that provide first-rate speeds, while also offering clients easier access to install their own WiFi hardware if need be.


Finally, the findings at Ericsson reveal that the next generation of network technologies will be a large part of worldwide telecommunications for a long time to come. Although 5G is likely to become the prevalent standard in the telecom industry, it’s not yet accurate to say that 4G LTE has already been replaced. Probably by 2026, around 95% of the global population will have access to 4G LTE; and 65% percent will be covered by 5G. Until then, you might want to keep your current package just in case.

Pledge 1% Alumni
Community Specialist, Pledge 1%

We appreciate you, @Harry-NJ !!  Thank you for your support and contributions to this community!

Chris Apple
Community Specialist, Pledge 1%

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