In-building Wireless Systems of the Future

In a provocative and insightful report, ABI research lays bare the impact of 3GPP Progression, Virtualization, Traffic Steering and Network Convergence on in-building wireless architectures as operators struggle with mobile broadband approaching 70% penetration. Next Generation In-Building Wireless: Converging, Virtualizing, and Balancing the Road to 5G, a companion to our recently published DAS Rises to the Small Cell Challenge, continues the discussion of innovations in Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), Distributed Radio Systems (DRS) and small cell architectures for medium to […]

Global Small Cell Market to Grow at 22.22%

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Small cells are defined as low-powered radio access nodes that operate in licensed bands. They are mostly used in indoor and densely populated areas for providing better wireless network coverage. The coverage areas of small cells varies from 32 feet to more than 3,280 feet, which is comparatively less than that of mobile macrocells. The types of small cells that are commonly used by telecom operators globally are femtocells, picocells, microcells, and metrocells. Analysts […]

Small Cell: Cost-Effective Alternative for Networks

The global small cell market to grow from $690.0 million in 2014 to $4.8 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 41.7% The small cell is emerging as an efficient and cost-effective alternative for network expansion, economically beneficial to the mobile network operators with low operating and capital cost. These small cells come in a compact form and are easy to install, consume less power that can be supplied by using Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) technology, can be […]

DAS & Wi-Fi Coming to LA Public Transit

Public Wi-Fi, cellular coming to LA transit BY SEAN KINNEY HETNET NEWS, NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, WIRELESS Public Wi-Fi being tested in buses and subway cell build-out underway The city of Los Angeles Department of Transportation is looking to help keep riders connected by deploying cellular and public Wi-Fi solutions in city buses and subway tunnels. The city is currently testing Wi-Fi deployments on just nine city buses. Officials are reportedly monitoring customer usage, coverage, reliability and potential for expansion. To keep […]

Fans at the new Levi Stadium use over 2 TB of Wi-Fi – 25,000 simultaneous users!!

August 21, 2014 by Paul Kapustka Leave a Comment   Levi’s Stadium from Section 244. All photos: Paul Kapustka, Mobile Sports Report All those predictions about Silicon Valley people using a stadium network more than other fans? It looks like they’re true. The network numbers are in for the first football game at Levi’s Stadium, and they are pretty amazing: According to Dan Williams, the vice president of technology for the San Francisco 49ers, the Levi’s Stadium Wi-Fi network carried […]

Our dependance on wireless coverage

In my previous post we explored the growth of wireless and how demand and capacity issues have caused the industry to rapidly evolve. Naturally, that sparked my interest to explore our dependence on wireless coverage and our necessity to stay connected. Every day we walk around with smartphones, tablets, and laptops, often connected to multiple devices at one time. According to a poll the ‘TIMES’ carried out, 84% of respondents worldwide claimed that they could not go a single day […]

Wireless coverage and its relationship to DAS

There is no doubt that people have a deep-rooted desire to stay connected. They want the ability to access information at all times, no matter where they are. With a rising global population and 6 billion mobile subscriptions (according to U.N. Telecom Agency Report), cell phones drove the past growth of wireless systems. In order to meet the needs of the population, major strides in telecommunication infrastructure had to be made.  Just as cell phones were responsible for the growth […]

What causes poor wireless coverage

Our dependence on wireless coverage has brought up new issues for the wireless industry. The growing number of users and devices per person has had a drastic impact on coverage and connection speeds. Integrators of wireless communications as well as cellular providers are struggling to keep up with capacity issues and are constantly trying to determine solutions to fixing weak coverage. Coverage gaps and a lack of bandwidth, affect our ability to communicate efficiently and safely. If you have ever […]