Wireless telecoms services are now considered a mainstream utility around the world following years of investment by operators to ensure robust ubiquitous coverage. However, despite these large-scale infrastructure deployments coverage provision indoors and for high-density venues still proves extremely challenging, and the situation is becoming worse as reliance on data services continues to increase.
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Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) has long been seen as an excellent solution to the problem, but in some markets deployments have been held back by issues including cost and the changing needs of operators. The problem is particularly acute in large multi-purpose venues with extreme usage peaks and troughs. By developing an intelligent DAS, Cobham Wireless has created a robust solution that allows operators and infrastructure providers to dynamically move capacity around a building or area to serve a number of needs, reducing both CAPEX and OPEX.
The following Whitepaper outlines the problems the industry faces in the provision of high-density capacity in challenging environments and how, by using intelligent DAS, the economics and techniques of coverage provision change for the benefit of operators, venue owners – and ultimately service users.
Product Manager, Cobham Wireless
Ingo is responsible for defining the product management strategy at Cobham Wireless. He has over 20 years experience in telecommunication, wireless and fixed line and is also an Advisory Board Member for several enterprises and research projects.