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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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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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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PCIA and The DAS Forum file comments on 3.5 GHz proceeding

PCIA and The DAS Forum filed comments in the FCC’s Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band (GN Docket No. 12-354). Among other things, PCIA and The DAS Forum said that if the FCC adopts a Citizen’s Broadband Service with a priority acce...
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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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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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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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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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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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What DAS trends deserve more discussion?

PCIA -- The Wireless Infrastructure Association -- and The DAS Forum are planning a day of education at DAS In Action: Orlando and the  Wireless Infrastructure Show 2012  , which is set to take place Oct. 1-4 at the Peabody hotel in Orlando, Fla. A significant component of the ed...
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Day 2 of DAS In Action: Atlanta, Off to a great start

ATLANTA--DAS In Action: Atlanta is off to a great start! We doubled attendence records for the event, evidence of the momentum the deployment of Distributed Antenna Systems as an integral part of the nation's heterogeneous networks. DAS In Action: Atlanta, is organized by The DAS Forum, a membership...
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The DAS Forum adds new members

A special shout out to the seven companies that have joined The DAS Forum in the last month. We've added:   BL Companies , Galtronics , Global Tower Partners , Microlab -- A division of Wireless Telecom Group,   Tempest Telecom , The University of Western Ontario (also called Western Unive...
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