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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CPP’s BAI Communications Gets $2.0bn, Acquires Mobilitie

BAI Communications, a provider of distributed antenna systems (DAS), with CPP Investments and AIMCo, acquired Mobilitie, an owner of small cells and DAS.
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DigitalBridge to Issue $500m in ABS Notes

DigitalBridge, will issue $500m of Secured Fund Fee Revenue Notes Series 2021-1, which are ABS Notes, with a five-year revolving term.
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Colony Capital Changes Name to DigitalBridge

Colony Capital (NYSE: CLNY) announced the company is returning to its Digital Bridge roots with a corporate re-branding of the group to DigitalBridge.
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Digital 9 Infrastructure Completes £175m Equity Placing

Digital 9 Infrastructure completed its upsized £175m equity raise for new ordinary shares, via placing and PrimaryBid, to acquire digital infrastructure.
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Digital Infrastructure CEOs: 2020 Compensation Review

We review proxy statements for the digital infrastructure sector, with a focus on CEO total compensation or pay during 2020, including salary and bonus.
Boingo Wireless Digital Colony Merger Take-Private

Boingo Wireless and Digital Colony: Merger Process In-Depth

Boingo Wireless released its Proxy Statement for its $854m or $14.00 per share take-private through a merger with Digital Colony, part of Colony Capital.
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Boingo Wireless Builds New York’s Digital Infrastructure

New York City's MTA has transportation infrastructure projects with a significant digital infrastructure component, which are being led by Boingo Wireless.
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Colony Capital Sizes the Digital Infrastructure TAM, CapEx Mix

The total addressable market (TAM) for investing in digital infrastructure, which includes greenfield and brownfield spending, reached $380bn.
Boingo Wireless Digital Colony Capital Merger Transaction

Boingo Wireless to be Acquired by Digital Colony for $854m

Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI) will be acquired by Digital Colony Partners II, the private equity fund of Colony Capital, for $854m in a merger transaction.
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Verizon Provides 5G Updates for 2020 and Roadmap in 2021

During Q4 2020, Verizon provided updates on its 5G spectrum deployments, including Ultra Wideband, in U.S. cities during 2020 and its 5G roadmap for 2021.