Although students, faculty, and staff expect the voice and data capabilities of their mobile devices to simply work everywhere, there are significant technical and financial challenges to making this a reality in most campus environments.This briefing note from the ACTI Communication, Collaboration, and Mobility Working Group provides an overview of distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions for in-building wireless coverage for cellular voice services on higher education campuses. It:
- Describes what DAS is,
- Highlights some non-DAS alternatives, and
- Provides useful advice to campuses looking to buy and fund a DAS solution.
The paper ends with a brief look at the future of indoor cellular coverage.