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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 [...]

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 [...]

Active DAS vs Passive DAS – Distributed Antenna System Topology

Active DAS vs Passive DAS Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) can be installed in various system topologies, some of which you’ve likely heard of, such as Passive DAS, Active DAS and even Hybrid DAS. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the terminology and acronyms in the DAS industry. This article has been recently rewritten to align [...]

MCF2023 DAS Specification – Consultation

MCF 2023 – Australian Standard for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) 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 here). What [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

4G and 5G DAS for MLC Centre

4G and 5G DAS at 25 Martin Place, Sydney Customers at Dexus’ 25 Martin Place (formerly the MLC Centre) in Sydney are now enjoying a world-class mobile experience thanks to the new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that covers the entire precinct. The system was designed and installed entirely by the Wireless Coverage Solutions in-house team. [...]

How to improve 4G Signal with a 4G Mobile Signal Booster

How to improve 4G Signal with a 4G Mobile Signal Booster You may have heard about a 4G signal booster for mobile phone reception (also hear them called Range Extenders, 4G Antenna Boosters, repeaters) which if used correctly can boost the 4G mobile phone signal indoors. But what do they do? Is a 4G signal [...]

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 [...]

5G DAS – Common Misconceptions

5G DAS – Common Misconceptions 5G DAS Solutions are really the elephant in the room right now. Everyone wants to know if the Distributed Antenna System available today will support 5G. In short, yes they will, but YOU just might not be the first cab off the rank. The exact strategy of how 5G will [...]

5G DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems)

5G DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) 5G DAS Solutions are really the elephant in the room right now. The exact strategy of how 5G will be delivered over DAS continues to become clearer and evolve each day. Realistically it will be a combination of 5G DAS and small cells where appropriate to provide the end-to-end experience. [...]

4G and 5G DAS for MLC Centre

4G and 5G DAS at the MLC Centre, Sydney Customers at Dexus’s MLC centre in Martin Place in Sydney are now enjoying a world-class mobile experience as a result of the new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) deployed by Wireless Coverage Solutions Pty Ltd. The project required close collaboration between Wireless Coverage Solutions and the Sydney [...]