How much do you know about a distributed antenna system
(DAS)? If you are new to this technology, a DAS is a network of low- and
high-powered antennas distributed throughout a building or campus. They are
deployed to improve indoor and outdoor cellular network performance.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope and Graybar explain DAS basics and how you can prepare your facilities for the arrival of 5G technologies. Read Todd Metcalf's blog.
A DAS helps overcome physical barriers like low E-glass,
concrete walls and other barriers that degrade wireless signals and make it
hard to get high-quality mobile service indoors. A DAS can also provide the additional
network capacity needed to meet growing mobile requirements.
Recently, I participated in Graybar’s webinar series—G2
Talk—to teach attendees about DAS basics and how to prepare their
facilities for the arrival of 5G technologies.
The webinar covered:
If you weren’t
aware, CommScope’s award-winning Era solution is an all-digital C-RAN architecture that reduces the physical head-end
footprint by as much as 90 percent, for major space, power and cost savings.
In the webinar, I covered the topic of network convergence and 5G support and
explained why a digital platform is going to be necessary to provide the
architecture and bandwidth needed to support future technologies.
If you missed the webinar, it is available on
If you have any DAS questions, please post them in the
comment section below.