Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday May 27, 2012

AT&T Upgrading High Density Cell Coverage

AT&T is finally addressing a problem that is only going to get worse if steps aren’t taken. AT&T is fitting areas of heavy crowd density such as arenas, convention centers, airports and stadiums with what is called Distributed Antenna Systems, basically a fancy way of referring to a radius of antennas around the area. The system will be able to accommodate other participating carriers, not just AT&T.

The basic idea is to break up the service into smaller bite-sized chunks that are easier for the network to handle. The DAS works by splitting the area that needs additional coverage into multiple zones, ranging from a dozen up to multiple dozens, depending on the density of the population.