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With demand for wireless services growing unabated, it's a necessity to ensure wireless service inside your building. Whether it’s in a hospital, hotel, airport or ballpark, subscribers expect wireless services to be available for their voice, data and multimedia needs—especially in the event of an emergency.
Traditionally, indoor cellular coverage was unreliable because of the issues with getting RF signals through to the inside of buildings. Distributed antenna systems (DAS) have proven to be a viable means for wireless operators and building owners to extend cellular wireless coverage indoors.
With a standard in-building distributed antenna system, the cellular source, such as a wireless base station, provides the wireless signal to the building through an antenna or wired landline connection.
In the building itself, the system consists of head-end equipment, bi-directional amplifiers, fiber distribution remote units, and in-building antenna access points, all connected through coax and fiber cabling. For a more detailed breakdown of the DAS.
The head-end equipment receives the signal from the base station and converts the RF signals to digital pulse signals. The digital signals are then distributed via fiber cabling to a network of fiber remote units and antenna access points that are located throughout the building. These antennas receive and radiate the RF signals to provide reliable wireless coverage.
Multiple wireless technologies can be supported with a single DAS, including CDMA, GSM, iDEN, LTE, PCS and WiMax. Additionally, a public safety wireless network can be accommodated on the same DAS. In-building wireless systems are also quite effective at delivering reliable service to campus settings with multiple buildings, such as corporate office parks, hospitals and university campuses.
Whether you need coverage in hospitality, government buildings, higher education campuses, healthcare, public venues, or to enhance public safety coverage, Connectivity Wireless has a distributed antenna solution for you.