FCC clarifies term 'base station' to include DAS and small cells

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...
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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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Marriott International is newest member of The DAS Forum

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 broa...
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Check out Axell Wireless' video on in-building coverage during London 2012 Olympics

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 netw...
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Registration open for DAS In Action: New Orleans

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 ...
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DAS In Action: New Orleans set for April 22-23 at Loews New Orleans Hotel

  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...
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Check out the complete schedule and speaker bios for DAS In Action: Orlando

The final schedule and speakers' biographies for the upcoming DAS In Action: Orlando event set for Monday, Oct. 1 at the Peabody Orlando is ready. Along with a tour of the Amway Center, DAS In Action: Orlando will feature panel discussions centered on how wireless service providers, neutral-host thi...
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Less than one week until DAS In Action: Orlando

Distributed Antenna Systems. Heterogeneous Networks. Small Cells. Regardless of the name, today's wireless networks are quite complex, being designed for capacity as much as coverage. DAS In Action: Orlando is a one-day event that brings together a variety of players in the DAS ecosystem. Learn abou...
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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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More speakers announced for DAS In Action: Orlando

DAS In Action: Orlando is a one-day workshop that takes place Oct. 1 at the Peabody Orlando, on the eve of the 2012 Wireless Infrastructure Show . Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) increasingly are being deployed to help get better wireless coverage and capacity both indoors and outside. Hear from w...
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DAS In Action: Orlando promises a variety of viewpoints on DAS deployments

Attendees at DAS In Action: Orlando will hear from a variety of perspectives on the role of  Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) in the marketplace. The mass adoption of smartphones and tablets with wireless connectivity are pressuring today's wireless networks. As wireless operators work to sati...
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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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Welcome new member SYM Technology

The DAS Forum would like to welcome our newest member,  SYM Technology, Inc . Steadily growing since 2008, SYM is an innovative solution provider based in Pasadena, Calif., targeting the evolving needs of the advancing DAS industry. SYM thrives on providing creative solutions for a multitu...
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DAS in Action: Orlando to feature Tour of Amway Center

     DAS in Action: Orlando will feature a tour of the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) deployed at the Amway Center , along with a networking reception at Jernigan's . The Amway Center was recently named “Facility of the Year” and boasts a number of technological advances that s...
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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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DAS and Indoor Wireless a featured track at the 2012 Wireless Infrastructure Show

Smartphones and tablets are changing the way people access the mobile network. Much of the traffic now takes place inside buildings, whether individual homes or large-scale venues like sports stadiums. The DAS and Indoor Wireless track will explore best practices for bringing coverage and capacity i...
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Wireless Week interviews SBA's Jeff Stoops

Wireless Week posted a great Q&A with Jeff Stoops, CEO and president of SBA Communications . Stoops discusses SBA's purchases of Mobilitie assets and TowerCo earlier this year, as well as increasing data demands, small cells, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and its stake in Exte...
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Race fans will stay connected at International Speedway motorsports facilities

Motorsports enthusiasts have a reputation for putting the "fan" in fanatic so they likely will be excited to hear that International Speedway Corp. is working with American Tower Corp . and Corning Cable Systems L.L.C. to build out wireless coverage and capacity at 12 of ISC's popular moto...
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Mobile Experts: 200,000 nodes installed in U.S. last year

The United States represents about 19% of the indoor DAS business, with more than  200,000 DAS nodes installed last year, according to Joe Madden, principal analyst at Mobile Experts . The company just released a forecast that estimates global shipments of indoor Distributed Antenna S...
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PCIA and The DAS Forum file Ex Parte on how to streamline wireless deployments on federal lands

PCIA -- The Wireless Infrastructure Association and The DAS Forum filed Ex Parte comments today with the Federal Communications Commission on how to better streamline wireless deployments on federal lands. The complete Ex Parte letter can be found here.
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