Macro Reduction for DAS & Small Cell Savings

Proper macro cell reduction brings numerous values in terms of engineering quality and cost savings for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) design, deployment and performance. Engineering teams need to focus on macro cells interference mitigation to any iDAS, oDAS or small cells network during the initial design. Macro cells often were designed to provide the coverage at the venues with new DAS. In order for the new solution to effectively offload traffic and provide the network quality it needs to be on average 7-10dB stronger.

Pooled Licensing - Efficient Tool Utilization

When an organization purchases a software/hardware tool, it most often purchases a license for the features associated. These licenses are the soft dollars that can eat into budgets and pop up unexpected expenses down the line if not understood completely. Although new features may be missed, getting the most of purchased licenses is key. Pooled licensing provides the efficient utilization of tools within any organization. Pooled licensing can take many forms. Small organizations will use remote desktops to share a static license among many users.

Expanding Data Visualization

The ability to visualize large data sets has become more critical than ever. The term "Big Data" has organizations compiling larger and larger sets of data every day. Unfortunately, the data needs to be brought into use to extract the value within. This typically comes in the form of data visualization. To display this data we need to move past the old line, bar, and pie charts. We must expand our abilities to represent multiple axis and variables in a single plane. This creates the need of new data types, binning structures, and simplification.

Re-Allocating Spectrum

Low band spectrum (400, 700, 800, 900MHz) provides clear improvement to network coverage over high band spectrum (1800, 1900, 2100, 2600MHz) for wireless networks. Low band spectrum can give twice the coverage radius of a high band site while at the same time providing 6-10dB improved signal strength at the same point. The drastically greater coverage provided by low band spectrum may in tern be offset by increased noise levels at peak traffic times. It is best to offset low band systems with corresponding high band implementation of the same system.

Three Keys to Wireless Networks

Operators all over the world are scrambling to deploy wireless network upgrades for the support of VoLTE, LTE, and HSPA+. This comes at a high cost and time requirement for the simple fact that three main requirements are needed for any network upgrade. Each of these three network needs comes with its own cost, time, and availability constraints. Most operators are focused on the first two items, where the third item may actually be the most critical. The three requirements of any wireless network build-out are Spectrum, Network, and Devices.