ADRF DAS Solutions Address New Frequency Bands for Support CBRS and LAA

Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), one of the largest pure-play in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider, debuted a variety of product enhancements at the Verizon Technology User Forum (VZTUF) event held in Austin, Texas.

At this event ADRF highlighted a number of developments is support for a variety of new spectrum bands. They are rolling out support for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) bands for the ADXV Series. The ADXV is capable of transporting frequencies from 700 to 2600 MHz plus VHF and UHF regardless of protocol or modulation. The ADXV Series DAS has two main components: the Head End (HE) and the Remote Unit (RU) and ensures that all commercial and public safety bands in the US and Canada are supported.

This makes ADRF the first DAS provider to support the so-called innovation band and 5 GHz spectrum. These bands enable ADRF's DAS solutions to be used in environments where enterprise clients have built their own LTE network, while also expanding ADRF's potential client base to include the cable providers who have been experimenting with using the spectrum as a fiber replacement to solve for the last mile.

With the proliferation of IoT and the imminent boom of 5G, blanket connectivity across a wide range of frequencies becomes more critical. ADRF modular solutions offer enterprises and carriers the ability to future-proof their DAS investments, while improving communications and data transfer for end users for today.

During the forum, ADRF also showcased interoperability between its DAS and repeaters and a leading small cell platform. These combined solutions allow ADRF to offer robust, modern yet highly cost efficient solutions to not only carrier customers, but also the fast growing enterprise market. In addition, the company announced that its SDR-ICS, a high-powered outdoor modular digital repeater with patented Interference Cancellation System, would add support for the 700 MHz to 2.5 GHz spectrum, making the device more flexible for outdoor venues and municipalities looking for coverage improvements for cell phone connectivity.