It’s time for you to take DAS 101

Todd_headshot_ektron Todd Metcalf November 27, 2018

2018_CommScope_Graybar_G2Talks_DAS_webinarHow much do you know about a distributed antenna system (DAS)? If you are new to this technology, a DAS is a network of low- and high-powered antennas distributed throughout a building or campus. They are deployed to improve indoor and outdoor cellular network performance.

CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope and Graybar explain DAS basics and how you can prepare your facilities for the arrival of 5G technologies. Read Todd Metcalf's blog.

A DAS helps overcome physical barriers like low E-glass, concrete walls and other barriers that degrade wireless signals and make it hard to get high-quality mobile service indoors. A DAS can also provide the additional network capacity needed to meet growing mobile requirements.

Recently, I participated in Graybar’s webinar series—G2 Talk—to teach attendees about DAS basics and how to prepare their facilities for the arrival of 5G technologies.

The webinar covered:

If you weren’t aware, CommScope’s award-winning Era solution is an all-digital C-RAN architecture that reduces the physical head-end footprint by as much as 90 percent, for major space, power and cost savings. In the webinar, I covered the topic of network convergence and 5G support and explained why a digital platform is going to be necessary to provide the architecture and bandwidth needed to support future technologies.

If you missed the webinar, it is available on demand.

If you have any DAS questions, please post them in the comment section below.

About the Author


Todd Metcalf

Todd Metcalf is manager, Business Development, for CommScope's Distributed Capacity & Coverage Solutions. Mr. Metcalf has a unique background of more than 20 years selling technology into the enterprise space. He has been in the commercial wireless market for the last 9 years and has used his understanding of the enterprise customer and their needs to help educate them on carrier DAS solutions.