Modern mobile communications networks are in the midst of profound architectural changes as they adapt to exploding volumes of dpamobile traffic as mobile network operators (MNOs) fight to maintain or minimize capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) while maximizing coverage and capacity on their increasingly congested networks.
The situation is no less serious for in-building or in-venue wireless systems and perhaps even more demanding for the MNO, owner, or operator since, by many accounts, about 80% to 95% (depending on the venue and the market) of mobile traffic is consumed and / or generated indoors. Conventional in-building wireless systems use distributed antenna systems (DAS) but other technologies such as Wi-Fi and small cells are also good choices in some situations.
ABI Research believes that radio access network (RAN) virtualization is one of the top-five technology disruptors and a technique that is rapidly being brought to bear on solving these challenges. One of the first applications to feature RAN virtualization will be in-building and in-venue wireless systems, wherein a virtualized system distinguishes itself from conventional DAS, centralized or cloud RAN (C-RAN) and small cell systems by offering low total cost of ownership (TCO) and technologyagnostic RF distribution with autonomous capacity steering for higher system utilization.Download Whitepaper
Satisfying the exponential growth in mobile data traffic is a major challenge for wireless operators and enterprises/public venues around the world. Macro cells alone are not sufficient to meet the future volume in mobile traffic, and in many markets, deploying macro cells is becoming increasing difficult. This has led to a growing interest for solutions including passive and active Distributed Antenna System (DAS), small cells, and Wi-Fi access points to help offload the capacity from the macro network.
To achieve greater utility and cost efficiency for venues, Dali Wireless has developed the only solution in the world that virtualizes the radio access network through a Dali Wireless RF Router platform®. The proprietary Dali Wireless RF Router platform transforms RF distribution from an analog-based “point-to-point” network into a digital “multipoint-to-multipoint” network. With this globally patented platform, Dali Wireless can rapidly provide extra capacity and coverage through pioneering RAN virtualization capabilities. Dali Wireless is able to deliver the high capacity of a macro-cell, the flexible coverage of DAS, and the tiny footprint of a pico-cell without traditional interference challenges.Download Whitepaper