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WIA White Paper: DAS and Small Cells Evolve to Meet Today’s and Tomorrow’s Connectivity Needs

Technology advances increasingly blur the lines between the capabilities of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and other small cells. Many DAS networks have become less complex (at least easier to install) while small cells have become smarter. Building upon its 2013 report, the HetNet Forum has...

Parallel Wireless enables public safety to instantly ‘Bring Your Own Coverage’

Bring Your Own Coverage (BYOC) from Parallel Wireless creates instant easy to deploy coverage in areas where it is non-existent (tunnels, parking garage, etc.) or compromised With FirstNet and ESN initiatives, many countries are looking into rolling out a nationwide public safety broadband network. In order...

Simplifying and automating small cells creates scalable process

Learn how Parallel Wireless is using its unique solution to bring coverage to rural, urban and enterprise environments Rajesh Mishra, president, founder and CTO of Parallel Wireless, shared an experience during Mobile World Congress 2017 that speaks to a much larger trend of digital divisions....

The importance of pole facilities in small cell deployments

New Wireless Infrastructure Association report details the key role street lights, utility poles and traffic signals in helping speed small cell initiatives. Increasingly dense networks better support end-user data demand, particularly in high-traffic areas. To provide this type of pinpoint capacity and coverage, operators often...

Exclusive: Boingo CTO issues ‘A call for convergence’

In an exclusive column for RCR Wireless News, Boingo Wireless CTO Derek Peterson shares his vision for the technology and cooperation that will usher in a new level of convergence. Peterson sees industry cooperation and convergence of licensed and unlicensed spectrum paving the way...

Analyst Angle: The road to network convergence

A year ago, when the Wireless Broadband Alliance announced its Vision 2020 program, it was moving away from a specific focus on Wi-Fi and towards a far broader platform based around many unlicensed spectrum bands and technologies. This recognized the fundamental and exciting role...

DAS case study: Connecting a 2.8 million square foot retail space

As business and consumer demand for mobile data connectivity continues to grow, venues around the world are working to provide in-building wireless service. In a retail setting, shoppers consider strong cellular connectivity a plus, while it enables shop owners to run a more effective...

Analysts project seven-figure growth for in-building wireless market

Enterprise demand represents huge opportunity for in-building wireless solution providers Right up there with electricity and water, in-building wireless connectivity is now expected, leading to its common description as the fourth utility. As carriers scale back investment on connecting anything but marquee venues like sports stadiums,...

What is network densification and why is it needed for 5G?

This year’s Small Cells Americas Conference focused around talks on "5G," in-building infrastructure and the "internet of things." If there is one concept that filled the expo hall and session rooms as much as any other, it was network densification. What is network densification? There...

The role of neutral host DAS in commercial real estate

Learn how Simon Property Group and American Tower work together on DAS for in-building wireless As the fourth largest city in the country with a base population of 2.1 million people, along with attracting significant business and leisure travel, Houston, Texas, has a well-developed heterogeneous...

Workforce skills gaps, regulatory framework key 5G issues

HetNet Expo opens with emphasis on streamlined small cell and DAS deployments to support in-building wireless today, 5G tomorrow HOUSTON – The vision of "5G" – ultra-dense networks and pervasive in-building wireless cellular connectivity – won’t be easy to realize. Massive network builds will require...

Three carriers to compete for new mobile license in Singapore

MyRepublic, TPG Telecom and airYotta submitted expressions of interest in mobile carrier license Three companies have submitted expressions of interest in participating in an upcoming spectrum auction to become Singapore’s fourth mobile operator. The three companies are local broadband provider MyRepublic, Australian internet service provider TPG Telecom and...

Testing and monitoring in densified networks

A conversation about testing with Todd Cotts, product marketing manager at Ascom Network Testing The below is only a summary. Download a transcript of the complete interview and the full report “Massively densified networks. Why we need them and how we can build them.” Testing and monitoring in densified networks...

Building the foundations for densification

A conversation about densification with Ben Cardwell, SVP and segment leader, CommScope Mobility Solutions The below is only a summary. Download a transcript of the complete interview and the full report “Massively densified networks. Why we need them and how we can build them.” Densification to expand coverage or increase capacity...

Making densification in the enterprise affordable

A conversation about densification with Art King, Director of Enterprise Services and Technologies, SpiderCloud Wireless The below is only a summary. Download a transcript of the complete interview and the full report “Massively densified networks. Why we need them and how we can build them.” The enterprise is one of the...

Small cells, SON will be central to 5G

Small Cell Forum: 'Hetnets and 5G are inherently based around density and small cells' With the publication June 29 of its Release 7, the Small Cell Forum focuses on the centrality of self-organizing network technology to next-generation "5G" networks. Small Cell Forum Chairman Alan Law stressed...

Simplifying inter-RAT HetNet design (content provided by Ascom)

More than 80 percent of mobile data traffic today originates or terminates indoors, and with the explosive adoption worldwide of both 4G and Wi-Fi technologies, ABI Research predicts that, by 2020, in-building mobile data traffic could increase to 53 exabytes per month. Today more than...

Singtel to launch VoWi-Fi services in August

VoWi-Fi deployment builds on successful hetnet trials Singapore telecom operator Singtel aims to roll out a commercial Voice-over-Wi-Fi service in August following positive results from its heterogeneous network trial conducted over the past year in the Jurong Lake District. The hetnet trial was carried out with the collaboration...

Capex moving from macro infrastructure to small cells, C-RAN

New report from SNS Research estimates wireless infrastructure market 'relatively flat through 2020' As 5G takes shape, the telecommunications infrastructure and service provider landscape is changing rapidly. Macro deployments are giving way to small cells and other in-building wireless projects. In a new report from telecom-focused...

Are there any whales left in the DAS market?

Compared to small cells, ‘DAS is better,’ Bandwidth Logic CEO said AUSTIN, Texas – The majority of high-profile spaces – stadiums, convention centers, transit hubs – that need distributed antenna systems already have them. Given that reality, what can the vendors and other stakeholders  do...

Free from the past, Parallel says self-healing SON is the future

LONDON – For a company that only sprang to life less than four years ago, New Hampshire-based startup Parallel Wireless has been blazing a trail across the small cell industry, and a company officials says self-optimizing networks is key. While the company’s heterogeneous network gateway...

Nokia coming out strong after the dust settles

LONDON – When two giants of the industry merge – although in this case the merger was a takeover – it can often take a while for the dust to settle and for the new company to begin to realize the benefits. Sometimes the...

Hetnets evolution will rely on SON technology to enable scale

A new report from the Small Cell Forum titled "HetNet and SON Foundations" includes a poll of tier-one and tier-two operators, two-thirds of whom indicated heterogeneous networks would be "very important" or "critical" to business objectives through 2020. The survey, conducted by Rethink Technology Research...

AT&T, Mobilitie upgrade DAS ahead of Kentucky Derby

The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, set for May 7 at the hallowed Churchill Downs in Louisville, is expected to bring more than 300,000 fans together for what's widely called the most exciting two minutes in sports. And as smartphone penetration and attendant mobile...

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