DAS in Action: Responding to the Need for Growing Bandwidth & Flexibility

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July 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm  •  Posted in das  •  0 Comments

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As I mentioned in the blog post, Distributed Antenna Systems: DAS in a Nutshell, we expect and often need to communicate everywhere we go, from parking garages to elevators, and everything in between. On an average day, most of us consume tremendous amounts of bandwidth where we live, work, and play.

Today’s wireless users are more connected than ever in our mobile and broadband world—we’re connected anywhere, anytime, with any device, including BYOD to the work environment. As the world moves to mobile network completion, true 4G (LTE-Advanced) is being deployed, and 5G is on the agenda.

The Challenge of Growing Demand

We all like sports, right? Let’s say you’re working with a customer who’s building a new football stadium. What happens when 70,000 fans simultaneously try to access bandwidth-intensive real-time applications like mobile video? This creates a potential problem that requires a lot of bandwidth, and could impact flexibility and info capacity.

One of the biggest challenges facing CIOs is the need to continually upgrade networks to meet growing demand. What’s required is a converged network that adapts to the infrastructure around it. Now more than ever, we need solutions that fit within our increasingly connected world.

Supporting Wireless Innovation

Bill Cune, Business Director at Corning Cable Systems, anticipates a proliferation of billions of devices over the next decade. He feels that networks will need to be broadband and flexible, and able to scale and adapt to this connected experience. Bill says:

“What we need is an optical network revolution. We know that 80% of data usage is in buildings, and the wireless world needs to rise to solve this challenge. The question is, how do we get these networks and services into buildings? Wireless has to move indoors, and it’s becoming more complex—it’s evolving fast. The challenge is to deploy indoor networks that stay current and can support this wireless innovation.”

Bill Cune discusses how the Corning ONE™ Wireless Platform responds to these challenges:


The Corning ONE™ Wireless Platform provides an interface to the wireless carrier for a more flexible and intelligent platform product solution for converged networks. Corning developed the ONE™ Wireless Platform to enable the continuous evolution of the network inside buildings, providing more capable, efficient, and intelligent platforms that respond to growing wireless need.

The Corning ONE™ Wireless Platform features:

  • In-building converged platform that provides cellular services, Wi-Fi and Ethernet backhaul over an all-optical network
  • Unlimited bandwidth of fiber to the edge, which translates to future proofing, application flexibility, and ultimately greater info capacity
  • Supporting 1:1 optical connectivity
  • High scalability
  • All-optical integrated SISO/MIMO antenna for maximum service delivery and virtually unlimited bandwidth support
  • Seamless optical links enable unprecedented location capabilities for location-based services (LBS) such as E911 and asset tracking
  • Modular design for future service additions or seamless MIMO upgrades
  • Signal source diagnostic supporting traditional and new sources such as small cells
  • Enables advanced features such as flexible capacity steering, dedicated or shared amps, and built-in spectrum monitoring
  • Fiber provides broadband capabilities for today’s and tomorrow’s data throughput needs
  • Fast installation and easy commissioning

Over to You

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Take-Home Lesson

To sum it all up, wireless platforms need to enable the continuous evolution of the network inside buildings, providing more capable, efficient, and intelligent platforms that respond to growing wireless need. The Corning ONE™ Wireless Platform was designed to respond to these challenges.

About The Author
Eric Toenjes
Eric Toenjes, Business Development Manager, DAS

Before Graybar, Eric spent over 11 years working within sales and account management for companies like Sprint and Nextel Communications, spear-heading an 11-state region for DAS sales to enterprise and major cellular carrier accounts. Eric understands that the ubiquitous in-building wireless network is a
requirement of every commercial building and campus. As Business Development Manager (DAS) at Graybar, Eric works diligently to foster strategic partnerships and enable delivery of outstanding in-building wireless networks for Graybar’s customers.

 

Sources & Credits

Corning Optical Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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