WilsonPro, a provider of enterprise cellular connectivity, debuted its WilsonPro 1050, the first FCC and wireless carrier-approved inline cellular booster system.
According to WilsonPro, the Pro1050 is the only passive distributed antenna system (DAS) with a unique dual-amplifier design to compensate for cell signal that is lost over long lengths of cable.
The Pro 1050 amplifies weak cell signal to provide reliable voice and data coverage, including 4G LTE, in any large commercial space such as hotels, hospitals, retail spaces, large residential buildings, and event venues. Typically, as cell signal moves over long lengths of coaxial cable, some of the signal is lost, reducing overall booster system performance. The Pro 1050 solves this issue by using a dual-amplifier system, which consists of a main amplifier and a supplementary inline amplifier. Working together, the two amplifiers determine the actual signal that is lost along the cable run and boost the signal accordingly to compensate for up to 300 feet of cable. The enhanced signal results in cell service that is up to 32 times stronger, with increased data speeds and fewer missed or dropped calls, WilsonPro said.
The Pro 1050 also features a self-optimizing with eXtended Dynamic Range (XDR) technology that will never overpower and shut down the unit, no matter how strong the outside cellular signals are. Additionally, the Pro 1050 features cell site protections that detect and prevent any cell tower interference. The booster works across all North American cellular networks.
Verizon has awarded Prysmian Group a contract worth some $300 million to build out optical fiber to support the carrier’s next-generation 5G services. The three-year contract includes the supply of more than 10.6 million miles of ribbon and loose tube cables.
“Prysmian Group’s telecom division is an established optical cable and connectivity solutions provider to Verizon. This strategic supply agreement helps ensure we can ramp supply in order to expand our network capacity and speed 5G deployment,” Viju Menon, Verizon’s chief supply chain officer, commented.
Airborne Wireless Network has locked down permission from the FCC to conduct experimental ground and flight tests of its air-to-air communication system near Roswell, N.M. As part of the tests, the company will utilize two Boeing testbed aircraft and pass broadband data between each aircraft inflight and a ground station, in a first of its kind air-to-air and air-to-ground meshed network link.
Check out our initial coverage of Airborne Wireless’ system here.
BroadSoft, Inc., a provider of cloud business software for unified communication, announced the commercial availability of BroadCloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), a managed cloud infrastructure enabling service providers to rapidly bring BroadSoft Business cloud applications to market.
According to BroadSoft, its BroadCloud PaaS platform provides control over customizations, integrations, and optimizes capital expenditure (CapEx) and operational expenditure (OpEx) as the infrastructure resides within BroadSoft carrier-class data centers.
With BroadCloud PaaS, BroadSoft said service providers can accelerate their innovation cycle, gaining a 50 percent to 75 percent time-to-market advantage. The platform also reportedly helps operators minimize non-strategic OpEx and CapEx and reduce operational complexity.