DAS provides multi-operator coverage over 300,000-square feet
Stanhope, an U.K. property developer, investor and asset manager, and the Freshwave Group, a UK network service provider, announced that they have launched what it claims to be the U.K.’s first Multi-Operator Digital DAS based managed mobile connectivity service, delivering wireless coverage to the occupiers of Angel Court.
The two companies have deployed a comprehensive 4G system, delivering high-quality mobile signal with minimum download speeds of 60 Mbps and up to 200 Mbps by connecting occupiers to leading U.K. mobile operators throughout the 300,000-square foot building.
Angel Court is a recently completed 24-storey mixed use tower in the heart of London, which combines work and outdoor areas. Stanhope worked with the Freshwave Group’s indoor connectivity team StrattoOpencell to deploy an indoor mobile service providing occupiers, employees and visitors connectivity across all floors.
StrattoOpencell delivered a neutral host managed service using mobile small cells and digital Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). Using technology approved for use by all four UK mobile network operators, it’s now possible to deliver 2G, 3G and 4G coverage with dedicated backhaul and an upgrade path to future 5G compatibility indoors, the company said.
“With 5G on the horizon it seems natural to believe that indoor coverage is no longer a concern. In fact, and especially in dense high-rise developments, it remains a challenge to provide occupiers with high-quality mobile coverage,” said Richard Bourne, CEO of StrattoOpencell.
“Connectivity is an essential utility in any modern building and, having invested in one of the most eye-catching new developments in the City of London, it was essential to provide the same attention to detail when it came to ensuring mobile coverage,” said Nick Hiles, Asset Management Director of Stanhope. “This indoor mobile service provides the highest download speeds available on 4G while also providing an upgrade path to 5G – ensuring Angel Court occupiers will benefit from the best possible mobile connectivity today and tomorrow.”
The Freshwave Group has over 5,000 mast site locations in the UK, and over 2,000 buildings connected. StrattoOpencell, combine small cells with distributed antenna products and architecture to enable true neutral host indoor coverage as a service.