Are You Super Bowl Ready? Avoid a Fan DASaster at the Big Game


The Super Bowl is one of the biggest single-day sporting events in the world. The NFL’s championship game not only draws more than 100 million television viewers on Super Bowl Sunday, but it also attracts tens of thousands of fans to the host city each year. This year, football fans will converge in...
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Executive Exclusive: ADRF’s Julie Song on 5G, smart cities and Private LTE

The entire wireless ecosystem, as well as the economy as a whole, is poised to benefit from the deployment of 5G technology. Several challenges, however, must be overcome before the benefits are seen. The emergence of CBRS as a potential private LTE network solution along with a groundswell of momen...
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Greenfield Community Projects in Florida and Colorado Highlight Smart City Potential

In what used to be swampland adjacent to the Orlando Airport, a new kind of community is under development. The 17-square-mile greenfield community includes neighborhoods, education facilities, medical centers, work spaces, retail venues, recreational opportunities and entertainment. On the surface,...
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Wireless Industry Leaders Share Views on Legislative Developments Impacting Community Networks

Developments at the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and the White House could have a dramatic impact on the wireless industry as networks evolve to 5G and connected smart-city applications emerge. The City Networks Task Force, a joint venture of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (W...
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DAS Solutions, Smart City Applications Among Products Announced at Mobile World Congress

b2ap3_thumbnail_MWC.jpgThe wireless industry converged in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress 2018, where the latest and greatest phones, gadgets, solutions and applications made their debut. Among the buzz at the conference that annually draws more than 100,000 attendees were announcements from vendors and infrastructure companies about DAS solutions, virtualization and smart city applications.

AGL Media Group and RCR Wireless News both covered infrastructure news emerging from the show. Following are some of the announcements from WIA member companies at Mobile World Congress.

SOLiD GENESIS DAS

SOLiD introduced its compact, 5G-ready GENESIS DAS to meet the needs of the middleprise and other large venues, such as airports, subways and stadiums. GENESIS DAS delivers an enterprise-ready solution that can be used out of the box and provides support for structured cabling solutions to reduce installation time and costs. In addition, the solution provides support for either GENESIS RAX as a signal source or other industry standard in-building signal source platforms and a clear upgrade path for existing customers with the remote radio and amplifier units being compatible with the legacy SOLiD ALLIANCE platform.

“For the middleprise to overcome current in-building wireless challenges it’s important to deliver innovative, low cost, and structured cabling supported solutions that are enterprise-ready,” said Dr. Seung Hee Lee, SOLiD’s CEO. “That is exactly why we developed the GENESIS DAS — to provide the middleprise with a solution that is ready to use right out of the box, supports structured cabling common in enterprises, and provides investment protection.”

For more information on the SOLiD GENESIS platform, visit www.solid.com/genesis.html

CommScope Era

CommScope showcased its next-generation in-building platform, CommScope Era, an all-digital C-RAN antenna system that leverages wireless operators’ initiatives to centralize and virtualize baseband radio assets. Era enables operators to deploy a centralized headend that serves multiple buildings, or even to tap capacity from the operator’s existing centralized radio access network (C-RAN) hubs. Era’s innovative Wide-area Integration Node (WIN) resides in the C-RAN hub and routes baseband capacity to a distribution point within the served building or campus. Era allocates baseband capacity where it is needed while reducing the amount of onsite head-end equipment and the amount of fiber needed for signal transport by up to 90 percent.

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How Wireless Technologies can Impact Rural Broadband

The digital divide between rural and urban areas is well known and documented, and is at risk of becoming a wider gap going forward. Data shows that unemployment is higher where broadband adoption is lowest. Household income suffers, along with education rates. Through the years, the federal governm...
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WIA’s Statement on President Trump’s Rural Broadband Plan

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) issued the following statement from Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA, regarding President Trump’s remarks Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, calling for an acceleration of access to mobile broadband in rural communities. “The wireless infrastructure indus...
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WIA, iGR research on rapid growth of m-entertainment requires widespread wireless infrastructure

Six out of 10 Americans watch videos on their mobile phones on a daily basis, according to a new research report by iGR and commissioned by the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA). With so many users downloading or streaming video and music to their wireless devices via standard cellular data ...
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PCIA CEO testifies on mobile broadband before Senate committee

PCIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein underscored the need to remove barriers to wireless broadband deployment before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. "When it comes to meeting the growing wireless data demands of Americans and consumers throughout the world, the wir...
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PCIA's Adelstein to testify before House on broadband infrastructure investment

PCIA CEO Jonathan Adelstein will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology at a hearing entitled “Promoting Broadband Infrastructure Investment”next week. The hearing will be held in 2322 Rayburn House Offic...
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Welcome new member B+T Group

B+T Group has joined the HetNet Forum!! B+T Group was founded in 2000 by Dinesh Bhat and Chad Tuttle. As former consulting engineers in the telecommunications industry, Dinesh and Chad saw an opportunity to create their own company. In 10 years, a two-man operation grew into a full-service structura...
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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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FirstNet Keynote Speaker announced for FedLands Workshop

FirstNet's Director of Government Affairs Edward Parkinson will give the Keynote Address at the Federal Properties Public/Private workshop on Oct. 16 at the Hilton Chicago. The event takes place in conjunction with the 2014 HetNet Expo . As the FirstNet Director of Government Affairs, Mr. Parkinson ...
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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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Sen. Rubio announces legislative agenda for wireless

In an event at DC tech incubator 1776, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) unveiled his legislative plan for wireless, including a standalone bill to promote the deployment of wireless infrastructure. After outlining his agenda for reallocating spectrum and expanding Wi-Fi, he said that neither goal can be ac...
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See you at the 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Show

The 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Show is right around the corner. There will be many HetNet conversations taking place between the keynote speeches, panel sessions, Small Cell Pavilion on the Exhibit Floor and the networking opportunities. Members of the HetNet Forum are invited to a breakfast kicko...
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Holy HetNets! Look at all the DAS and small cell news from HetNet Forum members

HetNet Forum members are busy this week with announcements from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Axell Wireless announced a capacity-centric digital DAS ; CommScope is redefining in-building wireless with ION-E ; iBwave has a mobile planner that makes network design simple; and TE Connecti...
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FCC's NPRM on improving wireless facilities siting policies published in Federal Register

The Federal Communications Commission published in the Federal Register the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Acceleration of Broadband Deployment by Improving Wireless Facilities Siting Policies.  Publication established the filing deadlines: comments are due February 3, 2014; replies are d...
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Experts talk small cells at HetNet Forum Hill event

Thanks to Telecommunications Daily for their coverage of the HetNet Forum's Small Cell Acceleration seminar earlier this week. Policies must recognize the value of small cells and how essential their continued deployment will be to carriers' ability to handle increasing wireless data demands, accord...
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Boingo Wireless joins the HetNet Forum

A warm welcome to the newest member of the HetNet Forum, Boingo Wireless . Boingo has extensive experience operating advanced DAS systems with networks deployed at major league sports stadiums, mass transit hubs and universities. The company said it is the largest provider of neutral host DAS networ...
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