Category: Infrastructure: DAS

Network densification and DAS

Tony Lefebvre of TE Connectivity discussed with RCR Wireless News the necessity of network densification and how DAS is making that possible. Lefebvre also talks about industry trends that his company is noticing, as well as a preview of TE Connectivity’s upcoming partnership with Alcatel-Lucent on TE’s FlexWave system. TE Connectivity has had strong results in recent […]

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HetNet News: DAS indoors and out

HetNet News: DAS indoors and out

Crown Castle oDAS in Utah Utah’s Department of Transportation expects to be able to monitor weather and traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon, thanks to a new distributed antenna system it is installing with Crown Castle along Utah’s Route 210. Eleven antenna poles will be connected by 9 miles of underground fiber. The poles will house […]

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CommScope names three premier partners for DAS

With more than half of all U.S. wireless calls and data sessions now originating indoors, building owners are acutely aware of the need for indoor connectivity. “Many new venue owners who don’t have DAS infrastructure installed are coming to us, kind of recognizing our background in making these systems play correctly,” said Mike Wolfe, director […]

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PCIA 2014: Tower companies split on DAS

PCIA 2014: Tower companies split on DAS

Orlando, Fla. – Tower developers at this week’s PCIA 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Show were not united in their assessment of the opportunity in distributed antenna systems. Larger players are investing heavily in DAS while smaller tower companies are focusing on macro sites, for the most part. “Our small cell/DAS business is the largest in the […]

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HetNet News: AT&T neutral host DAS, Huawei indoor small cells

HetNet News: AT&T neutral host DAS, Huawei indoor small cells

AT&T neutral host DAS at University of Kansas AT&T says its distributed antenna systems business is separate from its wireless service, and can offer solutions that will serve customers of all wireless networks. The University of Kansas is onboard, having just contracted with AT&T to install neutral host DAS at its Allen Fieldhouse and Memorial […]

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Editorial Webinar: Tower & Antenna Technology Review

Editorial Webinar: Tower & Antenna Technology Review

RCR Wireless News takes stock of the latest in tower and antenna technologies. We will look at fiber to the antenna (FTTA) and remote radio head (RRH) use, as well as backhaul trends, including millimeter, microwave, LOS/NLOS, fiber and the small cell backhaul dilemma.This webinar will examine the state of tower infrastructure, including overloading and […]

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HetNet News: DAS contract sizes increase

HetNet News: DAS contract sizes increase

DAS contracts increase in size, outpacing market growth Typical distributed antenna system contracts for hardware only (hubs, nodes, remote radio heads, antennas, etc.) now range from $5 million to $10 million, compared to just $1 million a few years ago, according to analyst Stéphan Téral of Infonetics Research. But, the overall market grew slowly last […]

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Galtronics Webinar: Antenna Evolution – Meeting the Demand for LTE, Small Cell, & DAS Networks

Galtronics Webinar: Antenna Evolution – Meeting the Demand for LTE, Small Cell, & DAS Networks

Antenna Evolution – Meeting the Demand for LTE, Small Cell, & DAS Networks Implementations of Small Cell and DAS systems have many challenges; not the least of which is the selection and placement of the antenna elements.  Since these systems deploy antennas close to the users, additional municipal and building owner restrictions may be enforced.  The physical […]

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TE Connectivity posts strong quarter

TE Connectivity posts strong quarter

Wireless connectivity and distributed antenna provider TE Connectivity reported a strong second quarter performance, with net sales up 6% year-over-year to $3.43 billion. The company’s orders and sales were up in all regions, according to Chairman and CEO Tom Lynch, and across most of the markets it serves, including automotive, broadband networks, aerospace, industrial transportation […]

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Infrastructure News: DAS drives demand for RF engineers

Infrastructure News: DAS drives demand for RF engineers

Systems integrators who specialize in DAS deployments are working overtime to meet demand, and scrambling to find enough qualified RF engineers. “I have guys working 24 hours a day seven days a week. Obviously not one team, but it is not uncommon anymore for us to be on site walks on Saturdays and Sundays,” said […]

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