Tuesday, August 25, 2015

IHS: Distributed Antenna Systems Nodes Will Triple by 2018

A new report by Stéphane Téral, research director for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics, IHS ".. interviewed 16 of the world’s top 20 independent wireless, incumbent, competitive and cable operators that operate DAS (distributed antenna systems) and found that, on average, respondents expect the DAS nodes in their networks to more than triple between now and 2018. DAS is used by large service providers and venue owners—airports, stadiums, casinos, malls and the like—to improve network coverage in venues where a macrocell approach does not work .. When asked about the types of DAS nodes they are deploying, 69 percent of the service providers taking part in our DAS study indicated they are using both active and passive DAS,

  • The most common DAS locations are stadiums, tunnels, outdoor metro and retail malls
  • Indoor coverage optimization is the top DAS driver among respondents, while deployment cost is the number-one barrier
  • Axell Wireless, CommScope and TE Connectivity (listed in alphabetical order) are perceived as the top DAS manufacturers by survey respondents
See "Good News for Mobile Networks in Large Venues: Carriers Adding More Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)" - here.

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