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Leveraging the Coexistence of DAS, Small Cells, and Wi-Fi to Overcome In-Building Capacity Constraints

DAS-and-small-cells-congress logoAs a building owner or IT manager, are you constantly playing referee for your Wi-Fi? Are you being asked to prioritize one person or teams data needs over the other?  How do you decide? And why should you have to?

This last week at the DAS & Small Cells Congress we discussed this issue with our peers from the IT industry. We presented some options as to how to overcome your in-building capacity constraints by leveraging the coexistence of DAS, Small Cells, and Wi-Fi.

In the video, see how we respond to the following FAQ:

  • Identifying the advantages and disadvantages of distributing traffic among Cellular and Wi-Fi networks
               *  Where does seamless Cellular/Wi-Fi convergence occur

               *  Does Wi-Fi mesh best with DAS or Small Cells

               *  Who decides to distribute traffic and how do you know when it should be done

  • How to engineer coverage for DAS or Small Cells and Wi-Fi

              *  Is the coverage the same

              *  One RF design philosophy or two

  • How to manage capacity across multiple networks

             *  Is there a best use for each network

             *  Is there enough spare capacity in today’s Wi-Fi networks to add Cellular traffic

             *  Service management/QoS – how to ensure a seamless user experience

  • Deployment considerations

            *  What are carrier and enterprise requirements

Computerworld Honors Program Award – Cook Children’s

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Congratulations to the Computerworld Honors Laureates

We at Black Box Network Services want to congratulate our client and partner, Cook Children’s Healthcare Network, for being honored by the Computerworld Honors Program.  They were named Laureate and honored for their use of Information Technology to benefit society with their project submission on Medical Grade Wireless Utility in the Emerging Technologies category. Read their award winning case study here. 

 Case Study: Medical Grade Wireless Utility

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Wireless coverage in the dorms and classrooms, are you doing enough?

Black Box Network Services hosted a panel discussion with AT&T and Corning at the ACTUA National Conference this week.

Watch our panelists discuss DAS, Small Cells and Wi-Fi:

1. Applicability of Wireless Technologies in Different Buildings
2. Costs, Business Models, and Monitization
3. Stakeholders and Procurement Requirements
4. Deployment Considerations


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