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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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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PCIA, HetNet Forum asks FCC to streamline review processes for DAS, small cell deployments

PCIA and the HetNet Forum submitted comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s infrastructure siting Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Among other things, PCIA recommended the FCC streamline its environmental and historic review processes for Distributed Antenna Systems and small cell d...
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Matching the Right Technology to Your Venue

The HetNet Forum recently presented at ACUTA's Winter Seminar in sunny Phoenix. Thanks to our presenters -- Doug Lodder of Boingo Wireless ; John Campbell of DAS Advisers ; Michael Altman of Goodman Networks and David Fox of American Tower Corp . Presenters said university IT professionals should pl...
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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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HetNet Forum to present at EXFO webinar: Navigating the HetNet Landscape without Getting Lost

The HetNet Forum will be presenting at EXFO 's webinar next Tuesday on Navigating the HetNet Landscape without Getting Lost.  A heterogeneous network (HetNet) combines distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions, small-cell technologies and WiFi infrastructure to enable wireless broadband c...
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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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HetNet Forum's technology talk on DAS, small cells at HITEC 2013

A special thanks to members of the HetNet Forum, who gave a technology talk on DAS and small cells at HITEC 2013 in Minneapolis, hosted by the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals . HFTP is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hot...
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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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HetNet Forum featured in Fierce Wireless ebook

The HetNet Forum is featured in a new ebook from Fierce Wireless called " Making the Most of Small Cell Deployments." According to FierceWireless Editor Sue Marek, the ebook explores the business case behind small cell deployments, look at the challenges of providing small cell backhaul, a...
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DAS In Action: New Orleans in pictures

The caliber of speakers and panels presented at DAS In Action: New Orleans rocked. These experts shared their thought-provoking insights with the audience on DAS and small-cell trends, the importance of Wi-Fi offload,  and more. Thanks to all of the participants for helping to make DAS In ...
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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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Tour DAS installations in the French Quarter and Ritz-Carlton at DAS In Action: New Orleans

Get up close and personal with two tours at DAS In Action: New Orleans . On April 22, attendees will tour an outdoor Distributed Antenna System deployment in the French Quarter, followed by a networking reception at Bourbon Vieux , sponsored by Crown Castle . Bourbon Vieux, locat...
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Come see exhibitors at DAS In Action: New Orleans

Along with educational sessions, networking opportunities and tours of DAS installations, DAS In Action: New Orleans will feature an exhibit hall that is open both days of the show. Come see the latest in Distributed Antenna System and small-cell solutions. Exhibitors include Advanced RF Technologie...
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Congrats to FCC, industry on court ruling on pole-attachment order

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied the petition for review in the case of American Electric Power Service Corporation, et al., v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America regarding the FCC’s Pole Attachment Order, which upholds the FC...
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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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Deadline to speak at DAS In Action: New Orleans is today

Are you a leader or innovator in the DAS and small cell with information and insight to share with your colleagues and customers? If so, apply to speak at DAS In Action: New Orleans , presented by The DAS Forum and PCIA -- The Wireless Infrastructure Association.   DAS in Action: New Orleans of...
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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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