What Is Building Intelligence?
Building intelligence refers to insights derived from the analysis of building operations data. To maximize efficiency and effectiveness, buildings collect data on their infrastructure, including HVAC systems, network accessibility, and security to evaluate and improve overall efficiency. These insights help improve energy efficiency, decrease carbon footprint, enhance cost effectiveness, and more.
The goal of building intelligence is to enable a proactive process and response for discovering and addressing areas that can be improved. Building intelligence has become so integral to the telecom space because it enables network operators to understand the exact connectivity needs of the tenants, and allows them to evaluate their current capabilities to meet those needs.
Building intelligence is also beneficial to building management, as it allows network operators to more promptly respond to connectivity inquires with customized offerings. This is important as no tenant will move into a building without reliable connectivity.
How Building Intelligence Works
Building intelligence works by evaluating data to determine where there are issues within building operations, then determining and implementing the available resources to improve upon these challenges. In Telcom, building intelligence requires collecting three core types of data:
- Who is in the building?
- Which network providers have presence in the building?
- Which providers have near-net proximity to the building?
Having easy access to this information allows network operators to make informed decisions on how to best provide serviceability to a building and its tenants based on existing infrastructure, competitive landscape, and their existing capabilities in the area.
For example, if tenants of a building require more bandwidth than the current network terminated into the building allows, building intelligence can be leveraged by network operators to determine the specific needs of the tenants, existing near-net infrastructure, and a competitive price point. Knowing the types of organizations located within the building, as well as the other providers terminated into the location, enables network operators to respond to requests more quickly with customized offerings.