How to Improve Mobile Coverage on Campus

It’s an issue facing every IT administrator: how to anticipate and deal with the increasing demand for problem-free wireless connection on campus–both inside and outdoors. Whether in a dorm, a basement classroom, or a conference center, connectivity is critical. Students and faculty expect it; safety procedures necessitate it; and the emphasis on greater business efficiency makes it imperative. “We have moved from the wireless network being a network of convenience to its being the critical primary network,” said David Galassi, […]

First-ever DAS on wheels debuts at DNC

First-ever DAS on wheels debuts at DNC Posted on 06 September 2012 by Martha DeGrasse. Tags: AT&T, DAS Regardless of who they plan to vote for in November, engineers in AT&T’s antenna solutions and DAS group have enjoyed watching this week’s Democratic National Convention. When the Democrats made a last-minute decision to move the President’s acceptance speech to Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena, AT&T knew that the 15,000 people inside would be relying on its network to share the speech […]

Reaching for Gold with DAS in London

Reaching for Gold with DAS in London By Andrew BergWednesday, July 25, 2012 We all know the aggravation associated with trying to place a call or even a send a text at a major sporting event. That’s why “mega-events” like the Super Bowl and now the Olympics in London, which begin Friday, are trying to alleviate some of the frustrations associated with poor service at venues by planning well in advance. Joseph Rizzo, founder of Rizzo Consulting, helped design the […]

Connectivity Wireless Adds 6.5 Million Square Feet of In-Building Wireless Coverage and Capacity in RNC and DNC Markets

Connectivity Wireless Adds 6.5 Million Square Feet of In-Building Wireless Coverage and Capacity in RNC and DNC Markets Leading Nationwide DAS Integrator Deploys Distributed Antenna Systems for In-Building Wireless Capacity and Coverage in Preparation for RNC and DNC events DULUTH, GA, Aug 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Connectivity Wireless Solutions, a nationwide leader in in-building wireless solutions, today announced the deployment of additional distributed antenna system (DAS) networks to expand in-building wireless capacity and coverage to 6.5 million square […]

DAS a Key Component at Political Conventions

Political conventions are high-stakes affairs, affecting the future of the country. From a communications standpoint, these high-profile events, like the Super Bowl or the NCAA Final Four, offer a make-or-break test for a DAS to handle extreme amounts of data for a short period of time. TE Connectivity was hired to provide several systems that will operate at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Fla. “You have thousands of delegates, […]

AT&T Invests $41 Million In Washington, DC Network In First Half Of 2012

Company Builds New Cell Sites, Boosts Capacity to Deliver Superior 4G Experience in Washington, DC Press Release: AT&T Inc. – Wed, Aug 29, 2012 7:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* is driving investment and innovation across Washington, DC to deliver superior 4G service and the best possible mobile Internet experience. (Logo: In the first half of 2012, AT&T invested $41 million in its Washington, DC wireless and wired networks. Network upgrades include activation of new cell […]

Alabama upgrades its wireless coverage at Bryant-Denny Stadium for 2012 season

Alabama upgrades its wireless coverage at Bryant-Denny Stadium for 2012 season By Andrew Gribble/Tuscaloosa Bureau, Mobile Press-Register, Birmingham News, and The Huntsville Times on September 06, 2012 at 2:29 PM, updated September 06, 2012 at 7:21 PM Alabama fans will have an easier time using their phones at games this season thanks to a newly implemented wireless system. (Jeff Roberts/The Birmingham News) TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Tweeting, texting and downloading should be easier to accomplish at Bryant-Denny Stadium this season. Ready […]

Distributed antenna systems give buildings cell tower power

December 3, 2012 • By Gary Julius | SBJ Contributor We Americans love our cellphones. We send 200 trillion text messages each and every day. In addition, we talk on a mobile phone an average of 21 minutes per day. And, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, we find cellphones to be good entertainment, with 42 percent of all respondents saying they use their phone to occupy themselves during otherwise boring hours. Yet, ever since wireless […]

DAS Can Be a Lifesaver for Hospitals

by Martha DeGrasse, RCR Wireless News As tighter budgets force healthcare providers to do more with less, efficient delivery of services becomes key to providing quality care. Ubiquitous broadband enables doctors and nurses to communicate quickly, and to use state-of-the-art medical apps like MedCalc,LabGear and The Merck Manuals. But getting that ubiquitous coverage inside a hospital can be a challenge. “Hospitals notoriously are some of the worst environments for radiofrequency (RF) coverage,” according to David Hoglund, founder of Integra Systems. […]