Macro Cells, Small Cells, Distributed Base Stations, Repeaters and Relay platforms are characterized as potential radio source alternatives. These RF sources, capable of processing the call traffic from the venue, require a distribution mechanism so that subscribers almost anywhere can be served. This module examines the challenges to indoor deployments at each level of sophistication as deployment scenarios of increasing complexity are discussed. Dedicated vs. shared capacity resources, passive distribution vs. active distribution, one vs. many frequency bands, one vs. many service providers, the addition of public safety, and the challenges created by non-participants are key topics reviewed in this course.
Students will also learn that among four service providers and three generations of technology, there are many radio systems that need to be studied for compatibility and incompatibility with one another. IT directors, CRE’s, building owners, facility managers, Project Managers, and RF Engineers will all benefit from this course.
What You'll Learn
DAS & Small Cells: In-building RF Sources and Distribution: Course Outline