WASHINGTON--The FCC voted to approve new rules designed to accelerate the deployment of wireless infrastructure, something carriers and the infrastructure industry have been clamoring for as operators look to densify their networks with new small cells, Distributed Antenna Systems and other network equipment.
CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker wants the FCC to take further steps to reform the wireless cell siting process to speed up the deployment of network infrastructure.
AT&T has made AT&T Stadium, home of Dallas Cowboys football, a showcase for its wireless services, with an extensive Wi-Fi network, enough cellular-network capacity to serve a small suburb and the first stadium LED display built to respond directly to fans.
A subsidiary of Boingo Wireless will install and operate neutral-host cellular distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi networks in select areas of New York's new World Trade Center (WTC).
In the mobile communications industry, we often talk about the "scissors chart," which shows revenue reaching a plateau while demand for data continues to grow. Everyone can see that these combined trends are a problem for mobile operators. The mobile operator must feel like a father that brings home his paycheck, to find that his family has already spent it. Here's the good news: Encouraging signs are emerging now that there's a new source of capital available for the mobile industry.
Dali Wireless rolled out its 10 Gbps High Density System (HDS), which is based on the company's existing RF Router technology that can be used to create radio signal distribution networks. Dali says the HDS can simultaneously and dynamically allocate wireless coverage and capacity on demand.
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The newly constructed World Trade Center complex in New York City also has a new distributed antenna system (DAS) that was installed by Axell Wireless to support a bevy of public-safety users. More than five miles of high-capacity optical fiber was laid to create what is the largest U.S. public-safety DAS, Axell said.
AT&T Mobility is rolling out a new advertising campaign called "Better Network" aimed at illustrating how exactly it is improving coverage and capacity on its wireless network.
Boingo Wireless CEO David Hagan thinks that carrier deployments of Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi are still a year to 18 months away, pushing back the timeframe for when moving between mobile networks and Wi-Fi networks will be more seamless.