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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HetNets Hit the Sweet Spot for Solving Growing Demand on Wireless Networks

Thirty years ago, wireless infrastructure was fairly simple. A single large tower served the users within its area or cell. These cells were replicated in a honeycomb-like architecture to create a wireless network. As users moved around, their calls were handed off between these cells. Since then, t...
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Welcome new member Westchester Services!

Westchester Services, LLC has joined the HetNet Forum. The company, based in Barrington, Ill., provides a variety of services to major wireless carriers, tower companies, radio manufacturers, satellite communication companies and local, state, and federal government customers within the wireless ind...
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JMA Wireless joins HetNet Forum

Welcome to the HetNet Forum JMA Wireless! JMA Wireless is a leading global innovator in mobile wireless connectivity solutions that assure infrastructure reliability, streamline service operations, and maximize wireless performance. Employing powerful, patented innovations their solutions portfolio ...
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Sign up for next week's webinar from HetNet Forum to BOMA members

Can You Hear Me Now? The Importance of Wireless Coverage in Buildings Join us for this webinar ! Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Location: Your desk—or anywhere with internet access! Smartphones and tablets are a mainstay of American business today. With more th...
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PCIA Applauds FCC’s Order on Wireless Infrastructure – Streamlined Rules Will Speed Broadband Deployment

Jonathan Adelstein, the President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, today commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its unanimous adoption of an Order to promote the deployment of wireless infrastructure. "The FCC’s action today will ease the ‘wireless data c...
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HetNet Expo: Coming to Hilton Chicago on Wednesday!

It's finally here! HetNet Expo 2014 kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Hilton Chicago. We have more than 500 attendees registered for the event! Network with the people who have the power to buy your products and services. View a sampling of registered HetNet Expo carrier and end user attendees...
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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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HetNet Expo kicks off with Smart Buildings, Smart Assets panel

Wireless technologies are impacting the way people live, work and play – ingraining themselves to users through multiple smart devices and applications. What happens when the physical environment itself becomes connected? This panel will explore the intersection of a strong wireless and cellular inf...
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Preview James Carlini Keynote at HetNet Expo

Called the "Da Vinci of the intelligent building movement", smart building Renaissance Man James Carlini, Author of the new book Location, Location, Connectivity , has been at the forefront of high-tech real estate and has been involved in applying advanced business practices, as well as planning an...
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Hear from the 'da Vinci of the Intelligent Building Movement' at HetNet Expo

Get ready to be inspired as James Carlini, President of Carlini & Associates and Author of the new book Location, Location, Connectivity , shares insights on the intersection of real estate, technology and infrastructure and their impact on economic development at HetNet Expo 2014 in Chicago. Ca...
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TE Connectivity hosts tour of DAS at Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS—Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is set for July 15 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins and a Distributed Antenna System from TE Connectivity and InSite Wireless . TE and the Twins organization hosted a tour of the facility this week in advance of the big game. The stadium,...
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AT&T deploys DAS, small cells and repeaters to make magical connections at Disney resorts

AT&T's John Donovan details how AT&T deployed a variety of mobile solutions to enhance the wireless experience at Disney World Resorts and Disneyland. The wireless service provider, a member of the HetNet Forum, said it deployed more than 350 small cells, 25 Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)...
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Welcome to new member Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.

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 atto...
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ACUTA 2013: The Impacts of BYOD on Higher Education

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 f...
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The DAS Forum Whitepaper: DAS and Small Cell Technologies Distinguished

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...
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We're looking for speakers for DAS In Action: New Orleans

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 ...
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Distributed Antenna Systems as the fourth utility

Water, gas and electricity are considered the three utilities. At BICSI's fall expo this year, The DAS Forum and its member companies proposed that Distributed Antenna Systems be considered the fourth utility. Wireless connectivity for data and voice applications are an important consideration when ...
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TE Connectivity to offer RF certification course at Wireless Infrastructure Show

TE Connectivity will offer a three-day, intensive RF design training certification course, Indoor Radio Planning , on-site at the Wireless Infrastructure Show . Participants will learn how to design an indoor DAS in a class taught by course textbook author Morten Tolstrup. Registration for this excl...
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DAS connects college campuses with improved cellular coverage

     The August issue of Campus Technology magazine features an article on how a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) solution can help improve commercial wireless coverage and capacity on higher-education campuses. University and college executives realize that wireless connect...
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