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Digital DAS: Digital Approach to Maximizing Capacity

Digital DAS: Digital Approach to Maximizing Capacity On of the larger challenges that face operators today is how to cost-effectively deliver high-capacity 4G coverage, especially in densely populated indoor areas. In city centers, stadiums, and transport hubs, high numbers of end-users connecting to a network in a single location can cause a bandwidth bottleneck, slowing down traffic and reducing data speed and reliability. The problem exists when users expect to

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Code Requirements for Public Safety Communications Systems

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it became very clear that in-building communications needed to be improved upon, so as to allow high-quality communications between occupants and first responders. Accordingly, in 2009 an initial set of standards were published in both the International Fire Code (IFC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code. Updates to the standards are continuously being made and adoption by local authorities varies.

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802.11ax: The Next Generation of Wi-Fi is Nearing

The standard for the next generation of Wi-Fi technology hasn’t been officially finalized. However, that hasn’t stopped chipsets, reference designs, and test equipment from making it to the market to support the transition to 802.11ax. The 802.11ax ecosystem has begun picking up steam, with products from chipsets to access points — and the test equipment to make sure they work — making their debut this year. In fact, Aerohive announced

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FCC Commissioners Express Interest in Redesignating Public-Safety 4.9 GHz Band for Commercial Use

FCC commissioners initiated a proceeding to examine potential new rules that might spur greater use of the 4.9 GHz spectrum band currently dedicated to public safety. Several FCC commissioners said less than 4% of potential licenses use the 4.9 GHz band, which the FCC designated for public-safety use in 2002 and has since been the subject of several policy revisions. KEY TAKEAWAYS: FCC commissioners unanimously initiated a proceeding that might spur greater

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FCC Votes 3-2 to Ease Small Cell Infrastructure Deployment

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently voted along party lines 3-2 to make it easier for operators to deploy small cell infrastructure in an effort to quicken network densification in support of 5G commercialization.   This decision exempts small cell deployments from the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National Environmental Policy Act review process and eliminates the requirement for environmental assessments solely based on a proposed location being in

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The Debate Over Who Pays for In-Building Cellular for Commercial Real Estate?

It’s simple: a modern enterprise needs in-building cellular coverage and capacity. If they don’t have it, they lose out a huge market that expects it. However, for commercial real estate owners and managers, there remains a gap in market education. Not only that, but there lacks a consensus in regards to who pays for the service. The options are: bill–the carrier or carriers, the building owner or manager, or the

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New Technologies Bring Private LTE Networks into View

In October, Harbor Research of Boulder, Colorado, published “The Private LTE Opportunity for Industrial and Commercial IoT” to explain how a new generation of wireless technology — private LTE networks — is unleashing an age of pervasive connectivity and awareness that is fostering entirely new and more efficient modes of customer interaction and service connectivity, as the report put it. In the report, the term wireless connectivity implies universal connectivity.

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The Making of a DAS at the Country’s Largest State Fair in the U.S.

State and County fairs appear to be in our distance future as spring emerges but to the participants and organizers, preparations are in full swing. Livestock are being groomed, concerts are being planned and recipes are being perfected all for the intended purpose of creating magical moments during the fair that will be posted, streamed, tweeted or otherwise shared. Making sure the wireless networks are ready to capture and share

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Consumer vs Industrial: What Building Owners Need to Know About DAS Compliance

While virtually all cellphone users in this country are served by at least one wireless provider, there are still gaps in coverage which are to be found on the perimeters of large service areas, and in these areas, it’s fairly common for users to experience less robust data speeds, possibly dropped calls, and sometimes even a total loss of service. To help cover these service gaps, signal boosters can be

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The Growing Importance of Cloud Orchestration

Cloud-OrchestrationDespite lingering concerns about security, reliability and, yes, costs, the enterprise is still very eager to migrate workloads to the cloud. And not surprisingly, cloud providers are equally eager to take on enterprise workloads. So what’s the problem? From an operational perspective, the main stumbling block appears to be the lack of effective tools to manage the data environment once it leaves the confines of the data center. And this

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