JMA Wireless said its TEKO DAS solution will provide in-building support for three mobile carriers
JMA Wireless is enabling advanced in-building cellular connectivity at Haus der Musik (House of Music), which will be opening its doors in Innsbruck, Austria, next month.
JMA Wireless has provided its multi-carrier, multi-band TEKO DAS platform for the venue; the system has already been deployed by system integrator Iconec GmbH, in conjunction with Austrian MVNO, Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe (IKB).
According to JMA Wireless, Haus der Musik presented many challenges due to its complex structure spanning seven levels, including two located underground. This new cultural facility will include a total of nine cultural institutions and musical training centers, all housed in one central location. JMA Wireless said its TEKO DAS platform will enable cellular coverage throughout the environment while still maintaining the aesthetics of the facility.
The TEKO DAS will enable in-building wireless communications with one sector supported by four low power remote units (RUs). Each RU is connected back to the master unit (MU) via a single optical fiber, which will transport five bands (800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600) and will provide support for three mobile operators.
“The equipment from JMA Wireless offers the technical ability to set up campus networks in a scalable manner,” said Thomas Stotter, head of telecommunications at Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe. “Plus, a project of this magnitude is now possible without high investment costs.”
For the first phase of this wireless system, JMA Wireless used the iBwave simulation tool for design.
“Wireless connectivity must be part of the architectural plans, similar to how plumbing and electricity are included when constructing a new building,” said Andrea Casini, SVP of international business at JMA Wireless. “With the iBwave simulation tool, we produced a smart design that the TEKO DAS will deliver on, while still maintaining the attractive environment of the Haus der Musik.”
The TEKO DAS provides cellular coverage and capacity for indoor and outdoor environments. One of its main components, the rack-mounted master unit (MU), combines different high-speed wireless technologies, such as LTE and UMTS, with multiple bands to serve the various needs of the environment. The TEKO DAS can introduce new services or enhance existing technology without any major system upgrades, JMA Wireless said.