March 1, 2016
Unique Wideband DAS Offers Future-Proof Frequency Support Without Hardware Upgrades
Zinwave, a global provider of wideband distributed network solutions for in-building cellular and public safety services, today announced that its UNItivity wideband distributed antenna system (DAS) is the only system that is ready today for upcoming mobile operator upgrades to AWS-3 and 600 MHz frequency bands.
As mobile operators seek to deliver more bandwidth and capacity to their subscribers, they are planning to roll out AWS-3 frequency bands and to participate in the upcoming 600 MHz frequency band auction, which will be held this year. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile and a host of smaller carriers were awarded AWS-3 spectrum licenses in 2015. The AWS-3 band comprises unpaired uplink spectrum in the 1695-1710 MHz band, blocks of paired uplink spectrum from 1755-1780 MHz, and blocks of paired downlink spectrum from 2155-2180 MHz bands.
Unlike all other DAS products, UNItivity’s wideband architecture allows it to support any frequency band from 150 MHz to 2700 MHz without hardware upgrades, giving UNItivity customers a truly future-proof solution. Even existing Zinwave solutions that were deployed years ago can accommodate the new AWS-3 and 600 MHz frequency bands without additional hardware – mobile operators simply “plug in” these new frequency RF sources to the UNItivity main hub, and the system automatically supports the new bands.
Mobile operators are continually adding new frequency bands to deliver higher capacity to their subscribers, and conventional DAS products must undergo expensive hardware upgrades to accommodate each new frequency,” said John Spindler, vice president of marketing at Zinwave. “UNItivity is the only DAS that supports any current or future wireless frequency without hardware upgrades, so customers can adopt it without worrying about paying for additional hardware down the road.”
Zinwave’s UNItivity platform is the only truly future-proof, universal wireless access solution on the market. UNItivity’s unique wideband architecture breaks the cycle of endless DAS upgrades because it supports any frequency from 150 MHz to 2700 MHz, accommodating current and future wireless services without hardware upgrades. In addition, UNItivity’s streamlined, all-fiber architecture makes it more reliable and much easier to install than traditional DAS solutions. Zinwave has a global customer base and is a subsidiary of McWane Inc. (www.mcwane.com), a privately held US manufacturing company and owners of a global group of wireless technology companies. For more information about Zinwave, please visit www.zinwave.com.
McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment. We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.