Telecom Lead India: TE Connectivity has launched
Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) in India.
The company said that Distributed Antenna Systems are
central to 4G rollout plans of mobile operators. DAS will help mobile
operators, as they need to cost-effectively deploy small cells.
TE believes DAS is more important alongside picocells and
microcells in getting the maximum potential out of small base stations.
By combining DAS with small base stations, mobile
operators can get the best of both worlds – the reach, backhaul efficiency and
spectral efficiency of DAS with the right-sized capacity of a small base
station,” said K. K. Shetty, director, Enterprise, Telecom & Wireless
Networks, TE Connectivity – India & SAARC.
TE said that the in-building and outdoor wireless system
will enable mobile coverage and capacity in places where service providers and
enterprises have difficulty delivering wireless voice and data services to
Being independent of channel, protocol and BTS vendor,
DAS allows easy future migrations and spectrum re-farm without redesigning
Radio Access Network (RAN).
Furthermore, DAS is empowered to deliver multiple
frequency bands in a single system over a given area, unlike picocells and
microcells. DAS features simplified backhaul and driven from a base station
hotel with a single point of backhaul.
The company said that DAS is easier and less costly to
maintain than small base stations because it consists of few base station
hotels feeding agnostic and full-band remote antenna sites.
DAS is currently being deployed regularly by major
service providers in stadiums, malls, hotels, universities, airports, and other
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