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.

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.
Ericsson 5G Use Cases Manufacturing Industry 4.0

Ericsson Takes the Lead in 5G Use Cases for Manufacturing

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Verizon 5G Update Roadmap

Verizon Provides 5G Updates for 2020 and Roadmap in 2021

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Verizon 5G Use Cases

Verizon Delivers on 5G Use Cases for Video Applications

Verizon is delivering new 5G use cases that apply to numerous consumer video applications, including video conferencing and augmented & virtual reality.
Small Cells Distributed Antenna Systems

What Are Small Cells and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)?

Small Cells and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) networks are being deployed across the U.S. to augment towers. What are they? What do they do?
AT&T Enterprise Business 5G

AT&T Focuses on Enterprise 5G Use Cases for Business

The enterprise revenue opportunity for 5G relies on revolutionary new use cases for business applications, which AT&T is well-positioned to address.
Verizon Fixed Wireless Access 5G Home

Verizon Expands 5G Home its Fixed Wireless Access Business

Verizon's Fixed Wireless Access product known as 5G Home is now available, in 18 cities across the United States, using high-band spectrum.
Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband Goes Live in 61 U.S. Cities

Verizon today announced that it has met its goal for 2020 by having 61 cities with 5G Ultra Wideband coverage on high-band (millimeter wave) spectrum.
Boingo Wireless For Sale

Boingo Wireless is Up for Sale, Who is the Buyer?

Boingo Wireless, is up for sale. The company gave investors strong assurances on its Q3 2020 earnings call, that it is putting their best interests first.

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