Prepare for a Wireless World With Distributed Antenna Systems in Higher Education

Capacity and coverage issues are prevalent on most campuses. Use distributed antenna systems (DAS) to help deliver wireless services to the end users that need them.

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Without distributed antenna systems (DAS), many higher education organizations are facing:

  • A lack of wireless coverage in buildings due to terrain.
  • A lack of wireless coverage in buildings due to building composition.
  • A lack of wireless capacity due to the increasing demands from mobile devices and end users.
  • A lack of wireless capacity in high-traffic areas such as stadiums and libraries.

Implement this project now to:

  • Provide mobile wireless capabilities with adequate capacity for voice, SMS, and data throughout your institution.
  • Implement a neutral-hosted DAS solution with connection capabilities for multiple major carriers and signal frequencies.
  • Implement a no-cost or low-cost DAS solution.
  • Implement easily expandable DAS infrastructure for future campus expansions, increasing demands for cellular capacity, and evolving technologies.

Module 1: Understand the Role of Distributed Antenna Systems in Higher Education

The Purpose

  • Understand how the changing mobile wireless landscape is affecting higher education.
  • Understand IT’s role in a DAS implementation for higher education.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Determine how DAS can be used in your organization.
  • Determine IT’s role in a DAS implementation.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Understand DAS and decide on implementation.
  • Go/No-Go Decision for DAS

Module 2: Gain Stakeholder Approval Through a DAS Business Proposal

The Purpose

  • Develop a business proposal with key drivers behind a DAS implementation for your higher education institution.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Gain stakeholder approval for moving forward with developing an RFP and implementing DAS in your organization.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Develop a DAS Business Proposal that highlights key information required for gaining stakeholder approval.
  • A completed DAS Business Proposal which can be used to gain stakeholder approval.

Module 3: Develop and Refine a DAS RFP

The Purpose

  • Understand the components behind a complete RFP for soliciting potential DAS vendors.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand best practices when developing an RFP for DAS.
  • Have a better understanding of the components in a DAS RFP.
  • Understand best practices for scoring DAS RFP responses.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Develop and refine a DAS RFP.
  • A completed DAS RFP.

Module 4: Work With Key Parties Involved to Ensure the DAS Project is Successful

The Purpose

  • Understand next steps for implementing DAS after a vendor is selected to implement the solution.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Have a strong understanding for what to expect before beginning a DAS implementation.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Understand IT’s role in DAS.
  • A plan for involving the right parties in a DAS implementation and managing relationships.

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