With the NextG DAS-Network system architecture, universities can accomplish several objectives – ensure reliable on-campus wireless access, enhance indoor and outdoor coverage, increase capacity for operators, and protect their campus settings
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2006
NextG Networks, Inc. announces the deployment of a multi-operator Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Network at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. The new NextG Networks(tm) wireless DAS-Network enables the university to provide improved mobile coverage and increase campus traffic capacity for participating carriers. It also helps the university control operating expenses by removing underutilized residence-hall land-line phone service.
This deployment characterizes the situation of many university campuses; they must protect their environment and preserve the natural beauty, while enabling cellular operators to provide high-quality service to students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The NextG Networks cutting-edge deployment enables Notre Dame to set the stage for campus-wide mobile access and capacity without the need for major construction.
“NextG’s distributed antenna system is architecturally unobtrusive,” said Dewitt Latimer, CTO for the University of Notre Dame. “The small antenna units are hard to spot unless you know what you’re looking for.”
“With the NextG DAS-Network system architecture, universities can accomplish several objectives – ensure reliable on-campus wireless access, enhance indoor and outdoor coverage, increase capacity for operators, and protect their campus settings,” said John Georges, CEO of NextG Networks. “Providing good residence hall coverage was a key requirement at Notre Dame. Designing for game day has been particularly challenging since 16,000 students, faculty, and staff grow to 120,000 fans who make phone calls while watching the action in and around the legendary football stadium.”
NextG’s DAS-Network, based on unique RF transport technology and patented fiber-optic distributed antenna architecture, use strategically placed, unobtrusive and low-power fiber-fed nodes. The networks are protocol agnostic, scaling easily to support multiple operators, each operator using different frequencies and constantly upgrading to different “next-generation” technologies.
About University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located at Notre Dame, Indiana, adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles southeast of Chicago.
Admission to the University is highly competitive, with five applicants for each freshman class position. Sixty-five percent of incoming freshmen were in the top five percent of their high school graduating classes.
The source of the University's academic strength is its faculty, which since 1988 has seen the addition of more than 200 new members and the establishment of some 80 new endowed professorships. Notre Dame faculty members have won 24 fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the past seven years, more than any other university in the nation.
With 1,250 acres containing two lakes and 136 buildings with a total property replacement value of $2 billion, Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its physical plant and the beauty of its campus. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the 14-story Hesburgh Library with its 132-feet-high mural depicting Christ the Teacher, and the University's newly renovated 127-year-old Main Building with its famed Golden Dome are among the most widely known university landmarks in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.nd.edu.
About NextG Networks
NextG Networks is the market leader in DAS-Networks, using fiber-fed distributed antenna systems to operate carrier-class wireless networks. With its proprietary fiber optic architecture and expert public rights-of-way site management, NextG provides managed RF transport and backhaul services to service providers over discrete, multi-frequency, scalable networks that improve the quality, coverage, and capacity of any wireless service. NextG Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and operates regional subsidiaries throughout the United States. For information, visit NextG Networks online at http://www.nextgnetworks.net.
Bo Piekarski, VP Marketing & University Programs