At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, Axell Wireless today launched an in-building coverage solution.
The new solution allows mobile operators to allocate capacity to locations only where and when it is needed. Over 80 percent of mobile traffic now emanates from within a building and this figure is growing rapidly, said Axell Wireless in a statement.
Axell has deployed solutions in many building facilities including the London 2012 Olympic Park, the Eurotunnel, the US Department of Homeland Security, and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5.
Axell’s idDAS (intelligent digital DAS) solution provides mobile operators with a revolutionary new approach to handling the challenges and current limitations of in-building coverage systems. idDAS allows mobile operators to dynamically allocate capacity around a facility and, in effect, provide a DAS system that can “breathe” and react to user demands.
For example, many large-scale building facilities today have multiple uses, including housing hotels, conference centres, business offices, residential apartments and shopping areas. By using idDAS, capacity can be dynamically allocated by mobile operators to different parts of the facility as and when it is needed.
During the day maximum capacity may be allocated to the offices and the hotel, however in the evening extra capacity could be re-routed from the offices to the shopping centre and residential apartments where demand has increased.
As a result BTS resource can now be pooled and optimized for maximum utilization resulting in substantial cost savings for mobile operators. idDAS can be used for either single or multi-operator deployments as it allows each individual operator total flexibility and control over the allocation of different wireless services within a building facility.
idDAS operates with every major wireless technology including GSM, UMTS, WCDMA and LTE, and supports all major frequency bands used by mobile operators across the world. It is cable agnostic supporting both fibre and copper cable types making it easier to implement in a building. It also includes full and easy support of MIMO for increased data throughput.