Monday, November 9, 2009

MobileAccess Develops In-Building 4G-over LAN Solution

MobileAccess, which supplies in-building wireless solutions, introduced its 4G distributed antenna system (DAS) for delivering cellular services over a LAN infrastructure.

MobileAccessVE leverages existing building infrastructure, enabling carriers and enterprise customers to address indoor coverage needs at a significantly lower total installed cost and in less than half the deployment time of traditional DAS solutions.

MobileAccess said its converged wireless and cellular solution delivers:

  • a path to 4G MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) services in any indoor environment;

  • all wireless services - 2G, 3G and 4G cellular services as well as enterprise applications - over a single, shared LAN infrastructure without using any of the customer's Ethernet capacity;

  • patented, unobtrusive Access Pods that simply connect to any Ethernet port and use Power over Ethernet (PoE), removing the challenge and expense of individual power sources;

  • the unique ability to connect to a single or multiple distributed RF source of any type, including femtocells, picocells, microcells and bi-directional amplifiers (BDAs), which significantly reduces carrier costs;

  • a 100% recoverable asset by re-using cabling infrastructure, allowing carriers to recoup their investment in MobileAccessVE hardware for redeployment elsewhere.

"The growth of the smartphone, from the iPhone and BlackBerry to the newly introduced Droid, and the thousands of applications available on the Android Market, will continue to drive traffic and create wireless performance challenges for carriers," said Ron Wells, vice president of corporate development, MobileAccess. "In order to keep up with the data demand and off-load traffic from the macro network, carriers are seeking new ways to deliver in-building wireless solutions, Wi-Fi networks and 4G technologies to customers. The MobileAccessVE DAS solution is enabling carriers and enterprises to quickly and cost-effectively deploy in-building solutions in office buildings, hotels, hospitals and public venues, where users depend on reliable wireless service and strong performance."

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