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.
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:
- An overview of CommScope’s Era C-RAN antenna system
- The benefits of digital over analog
- How this rolls into the 5G future
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.
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