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October 19, 2016

Wi-Fi and DAS: Symbiotic Partners

The demand for real-time data and information (streaming) has never been greater for both personal and enterprise users. Fast and reliable access to information is no longer a luxury, it is expected — and the implications on business never more critical.


September 7, 2016

FirstNet opportunities and integration challenges

Network coverage for public safety communications and first responders has become a growing and critical focus for integrators, building owners and enterprise customers. The evolution of modern day networking technologies and the realization that not all networks are created equal has, however, created some serious integration hurdles.


August 2, 2016

First Response is Everything: Public Safety Communications and DAS

Consistency in nationwide public safety networks is critical. Distributed antenna systems require attention to prevent near-far interference with in-building wireless - a situation that could otherwise prevent networks from meeting coverage requirements.


July 6, 2016

ICT Influencer – Part 2

Westell's, Mark Dehmlow, Director, Product Line Management is amongst the elite of ICT influencers to share his insight on various industry topics.


June 20, 2016

First Response is Everything: Public Safety Communications and DAS

Consistency in nationwide public safety networks is critical. Distributed antenna systems require attention to prevent near-far interference with in-building wireless — a situation that could otherwise prevent networks from meeting coverage requirements.


June 1, 2016

Smart Alternatives to Small Cell Deployment

Despite all the hype about small cells, digital repeaters are still the easiest, lowest cost, and most reliable solution for improving in-building wireless coverage for all carriers. I am not talking about the broadband signal boosters that are not carrier-authorized, which can potentially interfere with just about everything, including public safety systems, and result in fines. I am talking about digitally-filtered, carrier-approved, frequency-dependent industrial repeaters that keep pace with carrier network enhancements. These digital repeaters have been feeding DAS systems for over 15 years and remain a core option for carriers today.


May 16, 2016

How Cybercriminals and Spies Threaten to Attack Your Remote Cellular Network

As owners, operators, and end users of networks that carry the backbone of our country’s communication system, every moment of every day, you are being probed, analyzed and attacked. Hackers are assessing the Internet and wireless networks to see if there’s something of value that can be stolen, vandalized, or destroyed. They’re looking for information on physical assets as well as digital footprint. Cybercriminals, both large and small are attacking you, we’ll explore what you can do to lessen your risk.


April 20, 2016

Public Safety Communications and the Demand for DAS

Public safety networks are critical to the safety of people everywhere – they are implemented across high-rise buildings, campuses, tunnels, shopping malls, airports, parking garages and more in order to protect the lives of both the citizens and first responders. Over the past decade, there has been a substantial increase in national, state and local legislation requiring minimum coverage standards for public safety communication systems. In February 2012, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The FirstNet Board is composed of representatives from public safety; local, state and federal government; and the wireless industry.


April 1, 2016

ICT Influencers — Part I

Westell's, Mark Dehmlow, Director, Product Line Management is amongst the elite of ICT influencers to share his insight on various industry topics.


March 2, 2016

Powering Cell Towers: Improving efficiency, reliability, and scalability in tower power systems

Looking back, cell tower power used to be treated a lot like the electrical grid: essential, reliable, taken for granted, a tad dull. But today, cell tower power is a different story. It is an exciting source of technical and business innovation running at warp speeds. Global climate change is driving the evolution of renewable green energy, new government regulations, and more effective disaster preparedness. And let’s not forget Internet of Things (IoT). IoT can only scale up to the massive scale required if cheap, reliable power is available on demand.