Author: Ryan Salway

Chief Technical Officer

Telstra 3G Shutdown – August 2024 – Wont be the next Y2K

Telstra 3G Network Shutdown Telstra will shut down their 3G network in June 2024. EDIT: Telstra recently pushed out their shutdown to August This was announced long ago in 2019, but things sure do sneak up quickly. Optus and Vodafone have already begun their respective shutdowns. For most general individual consumers, this will largely be [...]
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MCF2023 DAS Specification – Consultation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] <h1><strong>MCF 2023 – Australian Standard for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)</strong></h1> In late 2023, the MCF2023 draft was issued to the industry for comment. The newest edition clarifies the pathway forward during the industry transition to 5G, particularly on the higher 3400-3800MHz bands. Wireless Coverage Solutions provided a detailed response to the document (available <a href="https://wirelesscoverage.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/WCS-MCF2023-Round-1-Response.pdf">here</a>). <h2>What next for MCF2023</h2> You can view the detailed timeline and more information on the <a href="https://amta.org.au/das-specification-consultation/">AMTA website</a> We expect to have conversations between now and March 2023 at which time we expect to see the 2nd Round of consultation on MCF2023 WCS looks forward to continuing to collaborate on the future of the Australian DAS industry. <h2>What does the change mean for my project?</h2> <span class="ui-provider ir bzb bcz ceu cev cew cex cey cez cfa cfb cfc cfd cfe cff cfg cfh cfi cfj cfk cfl cfm cfn cfo cfp cfq cfr cfs cft cfu cfv cfw cfx cfy cfz" dir="ltr">Feel free to contact the WCS team to discuss your specific requirements. For some, this may mean thinking a little ahead to eliminate technology risk, while for others, there may be no impact at all.</span>[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][carousel_posts items="3" posttype="post"][/carousel_posts][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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New 5G Ready DAS Live at Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower DAS Connected! Tenants, staff, and visitors of Chifley Tower, located at 2 Chifley Square, can now benefit from the recent installation of a Multi-Operator MCF compliant Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which provides coverage throughout the commercial, retail and basement of the precinct. A truly unique building on the Sydney skyline known by many [...]
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MCF2022 – Australian Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

MCF 2022 – Australian Standard for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) The much-anticipated MCF 2022 was released in August 2022, providing clarity to the industry on the requirements for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) for the years to come. For the most part, there are not too many surprises, with the overall focus being on 5G coverage [...]
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DAS Room – Distributed Antenna System Equipment

All Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) require a DAS room for operator equipment and depending on the DAS topology deployed it could require additional locations of various sizes and configurations. We’ll detail some of the considerations of the ‘Main DAS equipment room’ which is typically required regardless of topology, whether active or passive. This article has [...]
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What is a Distributed Antenna System? DAS Systems

Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in Australia Wireless Coverage Solutions is a Sydney, Australia based company in the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) industry and provides In-Building Coverage (IBC) throughout Australia. As a company, we are experts in MCF compliant Distributed Antenna System Design, DAS System Installation and Commissioning. What is a Distributed Antenna System? A Distributed [...]
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DAS Antenna Types

Types of DAS Antenna DAS Antennas take a variety of different shapes and sizes, but ultimately fall into two categories based on their pattern of RF radiation Omni-Directional DAS Antenna An omnidirectional DAS antenna typically mounts underneath a ceiling (like a smoke detector) and provides coverage 360 degrees around it. There are a variety of [...]
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