Connect (X) Preview: The Road to Smart and Connected Communities

Momentum around smart and connected communities is growing as municipalities and government agencies are starting to seriously consider the ways connectivity can improve efficiency in their operations and ultimately save money. But how to leverage existing assets and access capital to build out smar...
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Welcome Comba Telecom

The HetNet Forum welcomes new member Comba Telecom Inc. Based in San Jose, California, Comba Telecom Inc. is a subsidiary of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Ltd., a $700 million publicly traded company that supplies RF communications solutions and equipment to the wireless industry. With R&D inno...
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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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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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Wireless Infrastructure will Drive Autonomous Vehicle Market

Ford recently filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for an autonomous police vehicle that can detect traffic violations, pursue vehicles, capture license-plate images, and establish wireless communication with other vehicles, according to an article published by Insi...
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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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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 Applauds FCC’s Decision to Free Up Thousands of ‘Twilight Towers’ to Enhance Nation’s Mobile Networks

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) applauded the unanimous decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to request that the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) adopt the Twilight Towers Draft Program Comment. Twilight Towers are a group of macro communications towe...
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Putting Professional Development First - Wireless Wednesdays start Nov. 15

Anyone in the wireless sector understands how critical good workforce development programs are to the success and growth of a business. Without the latest and greatest training, companies and their workforces may be bypassed with it comes to the eventual roll out of new mobile networks. 5G, accordin...
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Rohde & Schwarz joins the HetNet Forum

Rohde & Schwarz has joined the HetNet Forum. For more than 80 years, Rohde & Schwarz has stood for quality, precision and innovation in all fields of wireless communications. The company offers a complete test and measurement portfolio for the wireless market. Rohde & Schwarz soluti...
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Lumos Networks joins the HetNet Forum

Lumos Networks recently joined the HetNet Forum. Welcome aboard! Lumos Networks is a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Carrier, Enterprise and Data Center customers, offering end-to-end connectivity in 26 markets in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Penns...
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Cheytec Telecommunications joins the HetNet Forum

Cheytec Telecommunications recently joined the HetNet Forum. The company delivers turnkey LTE solutions to property owners with multiple operator support that drive value for building owners, enterprises, and the wireless operators. Its Value-Add to Building Owners is Capital investme...
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Chris Castro from City of Orlando to speak at HetNet Forum member breakfast

Chris Castro will be the freatured speaker at the HetNet Forum member breakfast at the Wireless Infrastructure Show. Chris is an eco-entrepreneur, community organizer and sustainability professional with a passion for accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. Over the last 10 years, Chr...
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Wireless Infrastructure Show, Wireless Diversity Summit set to start May 22 in Orlando

Don’t miss the  2017 Wireless Infrastructure Show , the premier national event for mobile network solutions, May 22-25 at Orlando, Florida. The event features unparalleled networking and collaboration in a focused environment.  Explore developments in finance, policy, and technology. Learn...
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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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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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Unleashing the Economic Benefits of Mobile Broadband Expansion report now available

Broadband is economic fuel, and wireless broadband access is an increasingly vital form of telecommunications. To ensure widespread, fair access and a competitive market environment, thoughtful regulations that promote efficient, timely deployments and encourage wireless broadband investment by the ...
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HetNet Forum, iGR publish white paper "In-Building Cellular: From Amenity to Necessity"

The HetNet Forum  and  iGR  have published a new white paper on "In-Building Cellular: From Amenity to Necessity." Building upon primary research from iGR, the white paper addresses the need to add mobility to your checklist when deciding where to live or lease space in a venue. As th...
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