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A special thanks to members of the HetNet Forum, who gave a technology talk on DAS and small cells at HITEC 2013 in Minneapolis, hosted by the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals. HFTP is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hote...
A warm welcome to the newest member of the HetNet Forum, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. The law firm, founded in 1962 in Morristown, N.J., also has offices in New York City, Princeton, N.J., and Westborough, Mass. The company counts more than 220 employees, including over 80 attor...
The HetNet Forum is featured in a new ebook from Fierce Wireless called "Making the Most of Small Cell Deployments." According to FierceWireless Editor Sue Marek, the ebook explores the business case behind small cell deployments, look at the challenges of providing small cell backhaul, an...

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The caliber of speakers and panels presented at DAS In Action: New Orleans rocked. These experts shared their thought-provoking insights with the audience on DAS and small-cell trends, the importance of Wi-Fi offload,  and more. Thanks to all of the participants for helping to make DAS In ...

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The DAS Forum, a special membership section of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, is today being renamed the HetNet Forum. The move reflects the group’s increasingly diverse membership and its focus on advancing the variety of small cell solutions—distributed antenna systems (DAS), micr...
DAS In Action: New Orleans is set to start Monday, April 22 at the Loews Hotel New Orleans. Attendees will experience two full days of educational sessions about the role of Distributed Antenna Systems and small cells in the heterogeneous network, or HetNet, as well as have opportunities to network ...
The DAS Forum presented an educational panel at ACUTA's 42nd Annual Conference & Exhibition earlier this week. A special thank you to Lorna Slott from AT&T, Walter Birnbaum from American Tower and Dennis Rigney from SOLiD for sharing their expertise on DAS and small-cell solutions. Slides fr...
Get up close and personal with two tours at DAS In Action: New Orleans. On April 22, attendees will tour an outdoor Distributed Antenna System deployment in the French Quarter, followed by a networking reception at Bourbon Vieux, sponsored by Crown Castle. Bourbon Vieux, located ...
Along with educational sessions, networking opportunities and tours of DAS installations, DAS In Action: New Orleans will feature an exhibit hall that is open both days of the show. Come see the latest in Distributed Antenna System and small-cell solutions. Exhibitors include Advanced RF Technologie...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied the petition for review in the case of American Electric Power Service Corporation, et al., v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America regarding the FCC’s Pole Attachment Order, which upholds the FC...
PCIA and The DAS Forum filed comments in the FCC’s Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band (GN Docket No. 12-354). Among other things, PCIA and The DAS Forum said that if the FCC adopts a Citizen’s Broadband Service with a priority acce...
     Reserve your room for DAS In Action: New Orleans before Friday, March 22 in order to get the discounted rate at the Loews New Orleans Hotel. DAS In Action: New Orleans is a two-day event produced by The DAS Forum and will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions netw...
The most familiar component of a cellular network is the cell tower and the antenna installations on other tall structures such as multi-story buildings and municipal water towers. These large cell sites, often referred to as “macro” cell sites, form the core of the macrocellular network, enabling w...
Are you a leader or innovator in the DAS and small cell with information and insight to share with your colleagues and customers? If so, apply to speak at DAS In Action: New Orleans, presented by The DAS Forum and PCIA -- The Wireless Infrastructure Association.   DAS in Action: New Orleans off...
The Federal Communications Commission has clarified the term "base station" to include Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and small cells, as part of its new Broadband Acceleration Initiative actions that clarify rules to speed wireless infrastructure deployment and move to expedite temporary cell to...
Plans are getting under way for DAS In Action: New Orleans, set for April 22-23, 2013, at the Loews New Orleans Hotel in the French Quarter of the Big Easy. If you have a topic you would like to explore during this two-day educational event, submit your idea here. We're especially interested in...
A warm welcome to Marriott International, which is the newest member of The DAS Forum. We look forward to listening to Marriott's perspectives on how Distributed Antenna Systems can best serve the hospitality industry, and how the hospitality community can help facilitate the nation's wireless broad...
Axell Wireless, a member of The DAS Forum, has made a video discussing the challenges mobile operators faced in getting seamless, reliable and readily available wireless coverage and capacity as the United Kingdom hosted its largest event event. Its no secret that high-profile events can cause netwo...

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Registration is now open for DAS In Action: New Orleans, set to take place April 22-23, 2013, at the beautiful Loews New Orleans Hotel, just outside the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. Join us for two days full of education, exhibits, tours and networking opportunities. Laissez Les...
  Save the Date! DAS In Action: New Orleans is set to take place April 22-23, 2013, at the beautiful Loews New Orleans Hotel, just outside the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. Join us for two days full of education, exhibits, tours and networking opportunities. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rou...