The Fourth Utility: Designing Buildings for Optimal In-Building Wireless Coverage

  Consumers expect their wireless devices to work wherever they are, which means indoor wireless networks are increasingly important to ensure connectivity both outdoors and inside homes and offices as well as shopping malls, arenas and other public places. Mobile data traffic on cellular networks i...
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Smart Cities and Small Cells: Innovation can be beautiful.

Are we building cities that next generations will admire and want to preserve? By Leticia Latino-vanSplunteren, CEO Neptuno USA During the renaissance era, building cities was all about beauty. With the Internet Revolution, technology has become one of our main drivers, individually and as a society...
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Executive Q&A: ExteNet’s Greg Spraetz Talks About the Importance of In-Building Wireless Coverage

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Thanks to excellent macro cellular network coverage, consumers and enterprises have become accustomed to having quality wireless connections everywhere they need them. But as our reliance on wireless increases, the need to deliver coverage in all kinds of in-building environments is becoming more im...
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‘Packed Landscape’ of Wireless Policy Initiatives Includes Small Cell Streamlining, Spectrum Allocations

The wireless industry is experiencing perhaps the most active policy agenda in its history, Jonathan Adelstein, president and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association, said during a webinar presented by the City Networks Task Force Aug. 16. Adelstein and Doug Dimitroff, a partner at Phill...
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Wireless Infrastructure Evolves as Industry Moves Toward 5G

Macro cells have been the stable backbone of the wireless industry for decades, and they will continue to provide the essential backbone for wireless connectivity as networks evolve to support increased data consumption and the Internet of things. Fifth-generation technology will introduce a paradig...
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Wireless Infrastructure Prepared for Record Data Usage at Super Bowl LII

When the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles take the field Feb. 4 for Super Bowl LII, wireless infrastructure will also be in the spotlight as nearly 50,000 fans inside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and an expected 1 million visitors expected to converge in the area use their phones...
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Find yourself in photos from HetNet Expo 2016

2016 marked another successful year for HetNet Expo, which took place Oct. 25-26 in Houston, Texas. Property owners and managers, IT personnel, cabling contractors, wireless service providers, neutral-host DAS providers and more enjoyed outstanding keynotes, expert panels and an unforgettable networ...
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HetNet Expo 2016: What you need to know

HetNet Expo  is a two-day event dedicated to exploring how a strong wireless infrastructure foundation will support the way people work, live and play in a connected mobile society. This year's event takes place Oct. 25-26 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria . Mobile broadband connectivity is...
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ABI's Nick Marshall to speak at HetNet Forum member breakfast in May

  ABI's Nick Marshall, Research Director, will give a presentation to HetNet Forum members at the Wireless Infrastructure Show . Marshall will speak on the In-building Wireless Revolution. Along with current and future trends in the market for in-building wireless distribution systems, Nick wil...
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FCC, NATOA to host DAS Workshop on May 3

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) plan to hold a workshop  on Distributed Antenna Solutions and small cells. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 3 at th...
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Verizon's Eric Fitzgerald Reed to keynote on big broadband appetites at HetNet Expo

Eric Fitzgerald Reed, Vice President – Entertainment and Tech Policy for Verizon Communications , will explore the intersection of the HetNet and consumers’ increased mobile broadband appetite, particularly wireless data and video consumption at HetNet Expo 2015 . Learn how Verizon is using innovati...
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HetNet Forum welcomes new member Whoop Wireless

Whoop Wireless  recently joined the HetNet Forum. The company provides mobile and public safety connectivity between devices, people, and buildings. Its mission is to create or improve in-building signal coverage aimed directly at core customers with speed, technology, and a world-class su...
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Welcome new member Kathrein to the HetNet Forum

Kathrein  Group has become a member of the HetNet Forum. Kathrein is an innovation and technology leader in today's connected world. Kathrein solutions enable people to globally communicate, access information, and use media at home or on the road. From mobile communications, signal processing ...
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Welcome new member SpiderCloud to the HetNet Forum

SpiderCloud Wireless has joined the HetNet Forum , becoming its newest member. SpiderCloud develops a scalable small cell network system that allows mobile operators to deliver unprecedented cellular coverage, capacity and smart applications to enterprises. SpiderCloud Wireless is an ISO 9001:2008 c...
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HetNet Expo 2014: Watch case study of the DAS installation at the Merchandise Mart

AT&T , SAC Wireless and Corning teamed up to present a case study on the DAS installation at the Chicago Merchandise Mart. The landmark building had significant challenges due to the size of the building as well as its age and building materials. Installing a Distributed Antenna System in a 4-mi...
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Paula Doublin is featured speaker at HetNet Expo

Paula L. Doublin, the Assistant Vice President Antenna Solutions Construction and Engineering for AT&T, is the Day 2 Featured Speaker at HetNet Expo Oct. 15-16 at the Hilton Chicago. Doublin has responsibilities for enterprise-wide strategies, tactics and deployment relating to the engineering, ...
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Department of Labor awards $3.25M grant to help train wireless workforce

PCIA -- The Wireless Infrastructure Association today commended the federal Department of Labor (DoL) for awarding Virginia State University (VSU) a $3.25 million grant to help develop a training program for the wireless workforce of the future, focused on educating veterans, displaced workers, and ...
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FCC to address Broadband Acceleration NPRM during Oct. 17 open meeting

The FCC released the tentative agenda for its October 17, 2014 open meeting. It includes an item on the Broadband Acceleration NPRM: Concurrently, Chairman Tom Wheeler released a blog post, Meeting the Mobile Moment, which previews the order and notes that it the order is now on circulation with the...
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Gamma Nu and SAC Wireless join the HetNet Forum

Gamma Nu and SAC Wireless are the most recent companies to join the HetNet Forum. Welcome! Established in 1997 in South Korea, Gamma Nu manufactures a "world-class reliable, cost-effective Passive Inter-Modulation distortion-free antenna," according to the company. Gamma Nu manufactures base station...
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Qualcomm, Sprint and NASCAR's hyper-dense small cell trial

At this year's Wireless Infrastructure Show , Qualcomm EVP Peggy Johnson mentioned a small-cell deployment trial done with Sprint and NASCAR . The audience wanted more details and Qualcomm was kind enough to send us this blog post, so I am posting it here -- Tracy Ford, director, HetNet Forum at PCI...
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