Cincinnati Bell announced the availability of a fiber-based Distributed Antenna System (DAS) solution to deliver in-building cellular coverage, the company said in a release.
The company highlighted that the Cincinnati Bell DAS solution is designed for organizations with large, multi-floor buildings and outdoor areas that lack reliable cell service. The solution supports multiple carriers and delivers 5G-ready infrastructure that is scalable to meet growing usage needs.
The new offering also delivers higher speeds and lower latency for organizations as well as enhanced public safety through integration with most emergency notification systems and improved ability to call 911 throughout the building.
Cincinnati Bell and its subsidiary CBTS deliver office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions to enterprise customers across North America. Cincinnati Bell managed a wireless telephone network in Greater Cincinnati until 2014. This group provides a small cell “turn-key” solution to a major wireless carrier, and is currently delivering the DAS solution to clients that include a Fortune 50 organization.
“Cincinnati Bell understands that mobility is mission-critical for organizations that require employees to work in multiple locations throughout the day,” said Tom Simpson, COO of Cincinnati Bell. “The Cincinnati Bell DAS solution delivers seamless connectivity whether a mobile user is connected to the network inside the work location, or the macro network outside of the building, and is designed to integrate with future technologies such as 5G.”
The Cincinnati Bell DAS solution is available as a service and includes custom design and engineering, management of installation, carrier on-boarding and management and monitoring support with monthly status reporting.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks including high-speed internet, video, voice and data. Cincinnati Bell provides service in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hawaii. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States and Canada are served by Cincinnati Bell’s subsidiaries CBTS and OnX.
Cincinatti Bell completed theacquisition of OnX Enterprise Solutions in October 2017. At that time, the company said that the transaction will expand CBTS’s footprint by providing access to additional sales offices and data centers, significantly increasing CBTS’s presence in the U.S. and Canada.