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As retail continues to evolve, many stores are focusing on the customer experience across channels and the rapidly changing behaviors of consumers themselves. While electronic commerce is growing in popularity, many retailers are also renewing their emphasis on the in-store experience.

To accommodate this shift, as well as to provide the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities that lie ahead, retailers need a robust wireless and wired network infrastructure.

Not only must their networks meet today’s demands, they also need next-generation components and capabilities to protect their infrastructure for the future.

AFL assists retailers with new store installations as well as remodels and new technology deployments.

Retail managers have long partnered with multiple vendors to complete mission-critical projects they are tasked with. Managing the logistics of multiple vendors is often overwhelming and can lead to missed timelines and changed orders. Choosing an experienced retail technology partner will help you reach completions and maintain budgets.


  • Structured Cabling - Firmly established as fiber optic specialists, this expertise remains at the heart of our service offering to clients. Over the years, AFL has successfully delivered structured cabling projects to thousands of retail locations.
  • Multi-site Rollouts - Whether you’re planning a single site upgrade or a national multi-site rollout, AFL can help. We’ve teamed up with some of the country’s most highly-regarded partners to assist in large scale, multi-site network infrastructure upgrades. We’ll work with your team, your schedule, and your budget to ensure the project is completed on time with single source accountability.
  • Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) - Installing a DAS within Retail buildings, malls, and shopping centers can improve wireless access and connectivity, and can enhance the customer experience. At AFL, we understand that business must go on while the installation is underway. That is why we work hard, even after hours and weekends, to make sure the interruption to the client is minimized. 
  • Small Cells & Public Safety - Public safety personnel utilize wireless communication systems in buildings when responding to police, fire and rescue calls. Ensuring indoor cellular and radio coverage in elevators, stairwells, basements, tunnels, and parking structures is an important reason to use a DAS for building occupants, general public, and Public Safety First Responders.
  • WiFi - In-store wireless is critical for more than customer engagement and satisfaction. To leverage all the potentially valuable data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), retail IT departments must manage and support a robust wireless network to connect sensors and other data sources. AFL’s WiFi Access Point Installation service covers small or large-scale installations using professionally trained installers with experience working with complex systems and multiple locations.
  • 24/7 professional support - Your stores are an environment where it’s important to complete work overnight, without disrupting business operations or the customer experience. Our dedicated service and support professionals are focused on providing your company the reliable, high-quality service and support you expect and deserve. You can rest easy knowing our expert teams are available 24/7 to keep your business operating at peak efficiency.