Distributed Antennas Drive HetNet Growth

July 24, 2013
HetNet systems rely on proper installation of distributed antenna systems.

Distributed antenna systems (DAS) enable the wireless communications efficiency possible with heterogeneous networks (HetNets). But the term “HetNet” is quickly becoming synonymous with the technologies of wireless small cells—so much so that the DAS Forum recently changed its name to The HetNet Forum.  As the PCIA notes: “HetNet Forum members are using every tool in their toolbox to deliver wireless broadband to consumers everywhere—indoors and outdoors, urban and rural.” The organization offers an informative, free report on HetNet titled “The Role of The Systems Integrator in a HetNet Deployment.”

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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