Category: Heterogeneous Networks

Little Cottonwood Canyon

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 […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Heterogeneous Networks, Infrastructure, Infrastructure: DAS0 Comments

FCC Tom Wheeler

HetNet News: FCC creates new opportunity for Wi-Fi providers

As part of its effort to increase mobile broadband access across the country, the Federal Communications Commission is budgeting $5 billion for increasing Wi-Fi access in schools through the federal E-Rate program. The move is good news for makers of Wi-Fi access points and networking equipment, as well as for software providers that are focused […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Heterogeneous Networks, Infrastructure, wi-fi0 Comments

HetNet News: Municipal Wi-Fi and public safety DAS

Bay Area launches free Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi Silicon Valley residents and visitors are taking advantage of free public Wi-Fi thanks to a partnership created by Ruckus Wireless, the City and County of San Francisco, the City of San Jose and Global Reach Technology. The group has launched the first large-scale municipal Hotspot 2.0 service. Hotspot […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Heterogeneous Networks0 Comments

HetNet News: Wi-Fi takes the load; Vodafone deploys urban small cells

Wi-Fi at the World Cup Wi-Fi offload is a big part of the game plan for Brazil’s mobile operators during the World Cup. TIM Brasil and OI SA are both working with Aptilo Networks to offload mobile data traffic without losing control of their subscribers. Aptilo calls its solution an AAA+/PCRF+ core because it includes […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Heterogeneous Networks, Infrastructure0 Comments

Small cell market continues search for economic sense

Small cell market continues search for economic sense

Small cells remain a bit of an enigma for the wireless space. Predictions for years have opined that the move to small cell deployments were just around the corner as surging demand for mobile data services had traditional wireless networks on the ropes. Those predictions have been tempered somewhat by advances in technology and software […]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Analyst Angle, Heterogeneous Networks0 Comments

HetNet News: Small cell industry awards, Amtrak RFP

HetNet News: Small cell industry awards, Amtrak RFP

Small Cell Industry Awards The Small Cell Forum announced the Small Cell Industry Awards for 2014 as part of last week’s Small Cells World Summit in London. For small cell innovoation leadership, Alcatel-Lucent won for its site certification program. Cisco won the vendor award for small cell access point design and technology innovation. For small […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Heterogeneous Networks0 Comments

HetNet News: Small cells take center stage this week

HetNet News: Small cells take center stage this week

Small Cell World Summit The Small Cell World Summit 2014 is set to bring hundreds of carrier representatives and solutions providers together in London this week. The Small Cell Forum said it will discuss the recently announced third iteration of its use cases and best practices guide. Release 3 focuses on outdoor, urban deployments. While […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Heterogeneous Networks0 Comments

HetNet News

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 […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Heterogeneous Networks, Infrastructure: DAS, Infrastructure: Small Cells, wi-fi0 Comments

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 […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Heterogeneous Networks, Infrastructure: DAS0 Comments

Ixia on HetNet

Video: Ixia on HetNet deployment

Test and measurement company Ixia has released an e-book on heterogeneous network deployment, compiling strategies and lessons learned from its work over the past couple of years with vendors and operators who have deployed small cells. “It’s kinda of a collection of our input of what we’ve learned working with analysts, working with the operators […]

by Kelly Hill Posted in Heterogeneous Networks, Test and Measurement, test equipment0 Comments

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