Corning MobileAccess leads Distributed Antenna System equipment vendor matrix

Telecom Lead America: ABI Research has ranked Corning
MobileAccess as number one in the latest DAS (Distributed Antenna System)
equipment vendor matrix.


Commscope and TE Connectivity are in the second and third
spots in the vendor matrix that is part of a Competitive Assessment report on
the in-building wireless coverage market, where DAS systems are the most widely
deployed technology.


The report evaluates companies on the two main axes of
innovation and implementation.


The top three companies on the innovation scale include
Corning MobileAccess, Zinwave, and Alvarion, while the top three companies on
implementation are Commscope, Corning MobileAccess, and TE Connectivity.


Aditya Kaul, practice director for mobile networks, ABI
Research, said while traditional incumbents like Commscope and TE Connectivity
still dominate the DAS market due to their size and footprint, it is emerging
vendors like Corning MobileAccess who are grabbing market share on back of
their technology innovation in areas like single cable MIMO support, DAS
optimization, and their unique CAT5 based DAS solution for small enterprises.


Next generation of vendors like Zinwave, Alvarion, SOLiD
Technologies, and Optiway are the ones to watch out for as they each bring
unique DAS innovations that push the limits on cost, flexibility, and
scalability, especially when it comes to supporting multiple technologies and
multiple operators on fewer infrastructure elements.”


The DAS market has seen major consolidation in the last
few years, and as these fresh, small innovative vendors emerge onto the scene,
it won’t be surprising if some of the large traditional base station vendors
like Ericsson or Huawei make acquisitions, and establish a presence of DAS
equipment in the indoor coverage market, which is a hotbed of activity right


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