For many years, distributed antenna systems (DAS) have filled a critical role in providing coverage to indoor and mixed indoor-outdoor locations. However, they have also traditionally come with complexity and cost thresholds that have limited DAS to large venues like stadiums, airports and the like. On the enterprise level, DAS has remained out of practical reach for many—until now.
ION®-E is designed from the ground up for cost-effective enterprise deployment. Built to make DAS a viable option for all kinds of enterprise environments, it takes the flexibility of traditional DAS to the next level. ION-E supports multiple technologies and networks, including 4G/LTE and legacy 3G and 2G networks, connecting to the macro network through an operator-approved radio frequency (RF) source.
ION®-E’s UAP supports frequencies from 380 MHz to 2.7 GHz to cover virtually every possible operator service band. Frequencies are software-defined; they can be changed in the field without changing the hardware. CommScope also offers a complete line of high-performance structured Cat6A and fiber cabling solutions for simplified deployment. ION-E can be integrated into a single operator’s network or multiple networks, as needed. It is also capable of supporting new frequencies, greatly extending its useful life.
Wireless operators now have a flexible, cost-effective way to extend in-building wireless deployments that help improve subscriber loyalty and boost revenue. Enterprise owners can offer powerful indoor wireless coverage without adding a second physical network, increasing employee productivity, customer satisfaction and tenant value.