It's election season, and as the two leading candidates gear up for their parties' respective national conventions, wireless providers including AT&T and Verizon are prepping for two events that are suddenly much more high-profile than they may have anticipated several months ago.
While the FCC has been taking steps as of late to streamline the approval process for installing new small cells and DAS, CTIA is asking the commission to make further modifications to the rules.
AT&T is building out its own small cell network in locations where it also operates a fiber network, an effort the carrier said will help it better understand the small cell opportunity and the costs associated with deployments. AT&T for years has been deploying small cells to improve the coverage, speed and reliability of its wireless network.
Verizon Wireless' Maintenance Engineering Department has approved Advanced RF Technologies' active fiber Distributed Antenna System (DAS) platforms, the ADX V Series and the ADX Series.
Cobham Wireless has developed a distributed antenna system (DAS) that can provide cellular coverage for ships at sea.
Global distributed antenna system (DAS) equipment revenue took a hit in 2015, sinking 12 percent to $1.9 billion. But IHS's biannual DAS report predicts the market will rebound at a compound annual growth rate of 2.4 percent, leading it to a total of $2.2 billion by 2020.
Wells Fargo Security analysts predict wireless carriers' near-term budgets will be allocated more toward distributed network systems (DNS) including small cells, DAS and Cloud-RAN, than traditional macro sites.
Zinwave has debuted a new National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) 4/IP 66-rated enclosure for its wideband distributed antenna system (DAS) Remote Units, making Zinwave UNItivity DAS solutions compliant with public safety wireless system regulations. Complying with the National Fire Protection Act (NFPA), the new enclosure protects against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, and hose-directed water common in firefighting operations.
According to ABI Research estimates, in-building wireless public safety system revenue will reach $1.7 billion (€1.5 billion) in 2021.
That's according to a study from Coleman Parkes, commissioned by Commscope, that last year interviewed 600 building managers, facilities managers, real estate managers and architects across the U.S. and Europe.