Provides single or multiple (neutral-host) commercial wireless carrier(s) coverage across a single large facility or campus. Public safety wireless may be added, per local jurisdiction fire code.
Commercial wireless: single-carrier or neutral-host
Public safety wireless
Over-the-air from macrocell donor via repeater/BDA
Fiber optics to remote radio units (1:1)
Passive splitters & combiners
Provides single or multiple (neutral-host) commercial wireless carrier(s) coverage across a single facility. Public safety wireless may be added, per local jurisdiction fire code.
Remote radio units
Fiber optics to remote radio units
Provides single commercial wireless carrier per small cell; multiple small cells can be co-located to support multiple carriers/technologies.
Embedded in small cell connected to central controller / coordinator
Requires terrestrial backhaul (fiber optic) to carrier’s core network
Ethernet cabling via switch local area network (LAN)
Optional fiber optics for LAN
Remote small cell units with integrated antennas
Distributed Radio System (DRS)
Provides single commercial wireless carrier per radio unit; multiple radio units can be co-located to support multiple carriers/technologies.
Embedded in radio unit
Same OEM for DRS and core network
Ethernet cabling via expansion unit(s)
Fiber optics for expansion units
Remote radio units with integrated antennas
Wi-Fi / WLAN
Provides IEEE 802.11a/g/n/ac (Wi-Fi) coverage per wireless access point (WAP) using unlicensed 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands.
Commercial Wi-Fi hotspots or enterprise-owned/operated full facility WLAN coverage
Connects to enterprise network servers, printers, and Internet router
Embedded in WAP connected to central WLAN controller (on-site or cloud-based) for network management
Requires terrestrial backhaul (fiber optic) to Internet
Remote WAPs with integrated antennas
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