Tecore Networks unveiled its new smart Distributed Antenna System (sDAS) platform.
In a release, Tecore noted that its new smart DAS architecture provides an optimized platform capable of evolving with commercial wireless technologies. This sDAS architecture was specifically designed to eliminate the need for any carrier radio source equipment, removing associated equipment costs and minimizing the head-end equipment footprint. For operators with pre-existing radio equipment, the sDAS is able to accommodate a hybrid operating mode allowing for simultaneous use of onboard multi-RAT capabilities while supporting legacy analog inputs via the mPOI (mulit-RAT Point of Interface).
The mPOI is able to take in external radio signal sources for distribution with other concurrently operating digital base-band signals allowing operators to selectively utilize local and external radio resources, the company said.
Tecore Networks also highlighted that the sDAS platform delivers a flexible solution for any type of venue by covering 14 licensed radio frequency bands with a single pair of smart radios based on the mRU (multi-RAT Radio Unit).
“We are excited to bring this innovative sDAS platform to the market. As superior coverage along with fast and reliable connectivity have quickly become a standard utility, the sDAS will offer seamless, best-in-class service with an eye toward competitive CAPEX and reduction in OPEX costs,” said Jay Salkini, president and CEO of Tecore Networks.
The sDAS is designed to reduce complexity by facilitating the evolution of current DAS architecture and minimizing headend room equipment by up to 90%, the firm said.
The sDAS is comprised of 3 components: mDU (multi-RAT Digital Unit), mPOI and mRU.
Tecore Networks also noted that the sDAS drastically decreases OPEX costs, and significantly expedites installation time, as carriers can now connect the mDU directly over an S1/N2 interface over IP to their core without needing to wait to run fiber to the signal source.
“The mDU digitally generates the required radio signals in the required bands and sends it to the mRU, where each Carriers’ signal is then broadcast independently in each frequency band. With the added ability to daisy-chain the mRU’s, fiber runs to the headend are a thing of the past. The sDAS is suitable for single-carrier, multi-carrier or neutral-host providers and can seamlessly add carriers to the same mDU without any change in the headend footprint. Furthermore, a single mDU can support 1,000 simultaneous active users.”
Tecore’s technology foundation is the iCore, a software-defined all-IP core network that incorporates the key components of scalability and industry compliance in an x86 design. In addition, Tecore also offers a CoreCell product line of Software Defined Radio (SDR) base stations.