Small Cells & DAS

Small Cells & DAS

We provide the latest Small Cells & DAS news, analysis and opinion. In the Small Cells & DAS (distributed antenna systems) sector we cover companies including Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), ExteNet Systems (private), ZenFi Networks (private), and Freshwave Group (private). Within Small Cells & DAS, we focus on the sub-sectors of standalone small cells, C-RAN small cells, Enterprise DAS, and DAS.

Our small cells & DAS news discusses the characteristics of these low-power antennas that connect via fiber strands. Specifically, how small cells & DAS are deployments in dense configurations, that are closer to wireless customers than tower sites. Small cells & DAS bring the true low-latency solution for the consumer.

Small cells & DAS news includes discussing how small cells work. Specifically, small cells require three critical components. First, the radio access network, which is the location of the actual core radio. Second, dark fiber that runs under the street or on top of utility poles, ultimately connecting to an antenna. Third, an antenna which is also known as a node. This node broadcasts either one set of frequency bands or multiple frequency bands.

Regarding DAS, they distribute standard base station signals across a network of antenna nodes, which connect via fiber, deployed within a discrete coverage area or location. DAS news includes examples of these locations like sports stadiums, airports, shopping malls and convention centers.

Our small cells & DAS news segments discuss the customers on the small cell & DAS networks. Specifically, the wireless operators (e.g., T-Mobile) and cable operators (e.g., Charter).

Finally, our small cells & DAS news coverage extends to contract durations. Similar to towers, small cells have lease terms from 10 to 25 years in duration. Further, small cells also have rental escalators of 1%, which again is similar to towers.

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Small Cells: Microcell, Picocell and Femtocell Comparison

Small cells are a key building block for 5G and take a variety of forms, including a microcell, picocell, and femtocell, which supplement macrocells.
DIF Capital Partners Airtower Networks

DIF Capital Backs Airtower Networks for In-Building Wireless Push

DIF Capital Partners invests in Airtower Networks, a developer, owner, and operator of in-building wireless networks or distributed antenna systems / DAS.
DigitalBridge Portfolio Q1 2022 Labor Construction Costs Cost Inflation

DigitalBridge Q1 2022: Labor Costs Increasing in Towers, Data Centers, Fiber

DigitalBridge announced its Q1 2022 earnings and updating on its digital portfolio and cost inflation, both through labor costs and construction costs.
Verizon Q1 2022 5G Network Fiber Fios

Verizon Q1 2022: 5G Network and Fiber Updates

Verizon announced its Q1 2022 earnings through which it updated on its 5G network roll-out, Fios fiber broadband, and fixed wireless household passings.
DigitalBridge Q4 2021 New Strategies Credit Core Ventures

DigitalBridge Q4 2021: New Digital Infrastructure Strategies

DigitalBridge announced its Q4 2021 earnings, with the company updating on its new investment management strategies called Credit, Core, and Ventures.
Verizon Q4 2021 5G Network Fiber Fios

Verizon Q4 2021: 5G Network and Fiber Updates

Verizon announced its Q4 2021 earnings through which it updated on its 5G network roll-out, Fios fiber broadband, and fixed wireless household passings.
DigitalBridge Partners DBP II Fund

DigitalBridge Partners II Fund Secures $8.3bn in Capital Commitments

DigitalBridge Group closed its second flagship private equity fund, DigitalBridge Partners II (DBP II) with $8.3bn in equity capital commitments.
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Digital 9 Infrastructure Grows with TETRA Ireland, Verne Global, SeaEdge UK1

Digital 9 Infrastructure placing £200m of ordinary shares, €76m purchase of TETRA Ireland, $93m investment in Verne Global, £15m acquisition of SeaEdge UK1.
DigitalBridge Digital Infrastructure Companies Assets Corporate Overview

DigitalBridge: What Digital Infrastructure Do They Own?

DigitalBridge's corporate overview highlights its digital infrastructure companies and assets in towers, data centers, fiber, and small cells & DAS.
Verizon 5G High-Band mmWave C-band Spectrum Federal Aviation Administration FAA

Verizon Drives Forward on 5G mmWave, Gains Resistance on C-band

Verizon updated on its high-band (mmWave) 5G roll-out and C-band spectrum deployment, including resistance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).