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CommScope sells active fiber assets to Adtran

CommScope is selling two product lines to Adtran for an undisclosed sum. Adtran, a provider of cable networking equipment, will buy CommScope's active Ethernet passive optical network product platforms, as well as CommScope's radio frequency over glass product line. The transaction is not expected...

DAS simplified: Alcatel-Lucent opens radio interface to all providers

DAS providers are keenly aware of the need reduce the cost and footprint of their systems as they target more enterprise customers. Alcatel-Lucent is keenly aware of the need to keep innovating in high-growth areas as it prepares to merge with Nokia. One answer...

Digital DAS: 3 approaches

Digital DAS is a way to cut costs by eliminating headend equipment Many wireless deployments seek to minimize attenuation, or loss of signal strength, but for in-building systems operators actually invest in dedicated equipment to attenuate the signal from the macro network so it can...

CommScope closes on TE, Apple threatens mobile ads … 5 things to know today

T-Mobile US targets cheaters, CommScope closes on TE, Apple threatens mobile ads 1. T-Mobile US is taking aim at customers that it says cheat the system on LTE data. CEO John Legere said in a blog post that about 3,000 people on T-Mobile US' unlimited data...

The urge to merge: consolidation hits wireless infrastructure

Wireless carriers value suppliers who can offer a full suite of solutions and who have deployment expertise. Companies that supply and deploy wireless infrastructure are responding to this demand by teaming up, hoping to gain market share and create scale that will help them...

SoftBank partners with Netflix, plus 4 more things to know today

SoftBank has teamed up with Netflix; could a Sprint/Netflix deal be next? 1. Sprint's parent company SoftBank will offer Netflix to customers who visit its stores and website, starting next month. The two companies will also work together to create original content. Netflix has already...

Wireless companies hit by Wall Street selloff

A sharp selloff on Wall Street hit wireless companies on Monday morning. Verizon Communications, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile US all saw their stock prices take a hit, with T-Mobile US falling the most and AT&T the least. T-Mobile US may be the biggest loser today, but...

SEAT at the table: DAS vendors converge on sports tech show

The Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology hosts an annual convention for CIOs, CTOs and digital marketing experts from the sports and entertainment world. Most of these executives cannot do their jobs in venues that are not well-connected, and more to the point, many...

DAS slims down for Great American Ball Park

Four years ago, Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park installed a distributed antenna system to make sure it could keep up with mobile data demand. Today that demand has surpassed most forecasts, and AT&T's ball park DAS has undergone a major upgrade ahead of the...

TE Connectivity – HetNet Happenings: Episode 21

HetNet Happenings is brought to you by CommScope. On this episode of HetNet Happenings, host Sean Kinney, managing editor for RCR Wireless News takes a look at how CPRI--common public radio interface--can be applied to digital DAS (distributed antenna system) deployments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vshc3y-e8Q   Kinney looks at an interview with...

Reader Forum: Optimizing a DAS head-end

In a distributed antenna system deployment, about half of the cost of installation – trade labor rather than material, labor and electronics – lies in the head-end, where the DAS host unit connects to mobile operator base stations. It pays to optimize the head-end...

Why the DAS landscape is about to change

When Alcatel-Lucent and TE Connectivity forged a partnership for digital distributed antenna systems, TE Connectivity was the world's No. 2 provider of DAS equipment, and Alcatel-Lucent was the world's No. 5 vendor of wireless network gear. Now TE Connectivity's wireless unit is set to...

TE Connectivity DAS gets carrier-grade nod

FlexWave DAS host unit from TE Connectivity achieves NEBS compliance Technology solutions firm TE Connectivity announced that its FlexWave distributed antenna system host unit has received certification for carrier-grade network application. Specifically, the DAS achieved Network Equipment-Building System Level 3 compliance, meaning it’s acceptable for carrier...

Digging into DAS at Super Bowl XLIX

Some football fans who work for Crown Castle, TE Connectivity, Galtronics, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile US will be watching the Super Bowl carefully this weekend. They'll be checking out the crowd shots and watching the fans who are glancing repeatedly at their laps....

CommScope to buy TE Connectivity unit for $3 billion (RCR Mobile Minute)

CommScope confirmed today that it has agreed to buy TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for roughly $3 billion. Together, the two network infrastructure giants had $5.8 billion in revenue during the fiscal year ended last September. Investors gave the deal a standing ovation...

Top DAS vendors

ABI Research names CommScope, TE Connectivity, Axell, Corning, and SOLiD as the top vendors of distributed antenna systems (DAS) based on implementations. More than half of all DAS deployments to date are in North America, and four of the five companies are based in...

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...

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...

Cell Tower News: Real estate values hurt by towers; accidental decom

Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, created by Jarad Matula and brought to you by Towercrews.net. Negative Impact on Real Estate Certainly you've heard in your own experience and through various news stories here in this weekly recap about how people don't want...

Infrastructure News: SBCs that scale; DAS underground and on the field

In infrastructure news this week, Target Field gets a DAS upgrade' New York's underground DAS shows its weak spots' and Sonus upgrades its SBC portfolio. Sonus 'Lyncs' customers to UC Sonus says demand for Microsoft Lync is a big driver of its recent upgrades to its...

TE Connectivity to buy Measurement Specialties for $1.7B

TE Connectivity says it will become "the leading provider of highly engineered connectivity and sensor solutions" through its purchase of Measurement Specialties (MEAS). TE Connectivity is paying $1.7 billion, or $86 per share. Measurement Specialties' sensor technologies include pressure, vibration, force, temperature, humidity, ultrasonics, position...

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...

TE Connectivity to acquire Seacon Group

TE Connectivity has agreed to buy Seacon Group, which provides underwater connector technology and systems, for $490 million in cash. The Seacon Group serves verticals that do sub-sea work including remotely operated vehicles, such as oil and gas, environmental and oceanographic applications and the military...

Cell Tower News: NATE Unite 2014; Tower helps in murder case

Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, brought to you by Towercrews.net. Last week two of the biggest events in the world of telecom happened simultaneously: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and NATE UNITE in San Diego, California. As such, there's plenty...

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