Chances are your wireless network needs an upgrade. You might think it a smart play to wait out the current fever over 5G to see what comes next, or if prices drop. But playing the waiting game on a legacy wireless infrastructure is a losing bet. As the world around you adapts to an ever-increasing expectation of coverage and performance, it won’t be long before your lack of reliable connection is noticeable. Costs to maintain and supplement an aging system will increase over time as demand for higher bandwidth, greater speed and increased capacity grows.
The world is already knee deep in 5G network development. Successful property owners and enterprise operators recognize our increasingly tech-driven lifestyles and are staying ahead of the curve with a DAS platform that will not only drastically improve connectivity but also be future-ready for new technologies.
When getting ready for the wireless future, you will need a system that can easily adapt down the road. In this article, IBW Advisors identifies five necessary steps in keeping up with changing technology and implementing a “future-ready distributed antenna systems project based on holistic design approach supporting known technologies and those that are visible on the horizon.”
These five important steps include:
#1. Conducting a Wireless Needs Assessment.
At Intenna, we interview our potential clients during a Free Budgetary Estimate process resulting in a detailed, client specific plan.
#2. Consider zone-based network architectures.
As a CommScope Premiere Partner, Intenna offers unlimited Zone Based Architecture that is endlessly flexible throughout the life span of the DAS. Rather than relying on copper cabling that runs down hallways or above ceilings to coverage antennae, the zone-based design brings fiber, digital power, high capacity gigabit ethernet cable directly to in-building zones.
#3. Engage an advisory firm that will represent you.
We are THE most experienced integrator in DAS. Retaining an experienced, independent equipment agnostic DAS engineering firm or system integrator provides the best opportunity for you to invest in a DAS that meets your current and future requirements.
#4 Prep your building for future expansion.
Intenna designs meet current needs while utilizing materials equipped for a cost-effective upgrade.
#5 Set realistic expectations for your DAS installation.
Intenna installs and implements future-ready systems that offer much less venue disruption when additional services are added to the network. Less disruption translates into lower labor costs for upgrading your network. CommScope ERA-UAP DAS systems deliver fiber, CAT 6a, and gigabit ethernet close to the user experience offering the most compelling upgrade path to a future-ready system.
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