5G and DAS – How 5G Will Impact In-Building Wireless Connectivity?

5G represents a dramatic paradigm shift in wireless connectivity. It’s a real game-changer, and SOLiD systems are well-positioned to ease your transition.

In important ways, SOLiD’s DAS solutions for wireless coverage already support 5G, and SOLiD continues to lead the way in delivering crucial 5G infrastructure. On January 14, 2019, the company announced its 5G Solutions Platform at Verizon VZTUF XIII.

SOLiD has always been committed to delivering efficient alternatives to the “rip and replace” approach too often embraced by others in the industry.

As the wireless universe expands, SOLiD responds!

5G and DAS:

There are important considerations when contemplating the impact of 5G on in-building wireless connectivity.

  1. Did you know…

That the earlier transition from 2G to 3G, from 3G to 4G and, finally, from 4G to 5G, were all inherently supported by SOLiD’s DAS platform? That’s right. Sweeping changes were not required.

Like everyone in the industry, SOLiD has witnessed an unrelenting increase in available spectra. First, PCS was added to the original 850 MHz cellular bands. Then, in the early 2000s, Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) came along, with 1710-1755 MHz for uplink and 2110-2155 MHz for downlink. AWS addressed rapidly expanding demand for mobile voice, messaging and data services.

Next came the 700 MHz band freed up by the transition to digital TV. Next up was Broadband Radio Service (BRS), responding to an increasing need for video-on-demand and high-speed data. followed by the Wireless Communication Service (WCS) bands.

Every step of the way, SOLiD’s systems were designed to adapt in a cost-efficient manner. 5G is no different.

  1. Did you know…

That due to the modularity of SOLiD’s products, new frequency bands, including Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), are easily added via a quick field upgrade?

Understandably, carriers are eager to expand coverage and capacity via the 3.5 GHz shared spectrum “innovation band” that’s now available for the first time. CBRS is a 150 MHz-wide broadcast band of the 3.5 GHz band. The federal government still uses these frequencies, primarily for U.S. Navy radar systems. However, they are also now available for commercial purposes.

  1. Did you know …

That it is possible for SOLiD’s products to use the same fiber infrastructure supporting new 5G configurations?

5G and fiber infrastructure will enter into a symbiotic relationship in which both will thrive. SOLiD’s equipment can use the same fiber infrastructure designed to support new 5G configurations.

  1. Did you know ….

That ALLIANCE DAS delivers the 5G connectivity you want?

Like other distributed antenna systems, ALLIANCE DAS is a carrier-neutral network distributing multiple operator signals via shared antennas and related equipment that is a boon to property owners and operators alike.

ALLIANCE DAS already supports 5G NR (New Radio). SK Telecom (SKT) previously took delivery of the first commercially deployed 5G repeater, and it performed its first 5G air transmission on December 1, 2018. SOLiD is also delivering 5G mobile fronthaul solutions to the leading Korean mobile network operator (MNO).

With ALLIANCE DAS, high power output reduces costs by requiring less hardware across all cellular and public safety services from 150/450 radio to 2.5TDD. Enjoy superior performance delivered by a single strand of fiber to each remote.

As others talk, SOLiD takes action! Moving forward, SOLiD will further enhance its platform to support CBRS, mmWave and other advanced wireless solutions.


SOLiD leads the industry in cellular in-building and public safety infrastructure, keeping people connected in the dynamic, ever-changing wireless environment. SOLiD’s portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio, and Optical Transport solutions are in use at well-known venues around the world, including hospitals, airports, stadiums, subways and Fortune 500 campuses.

Contact us today for pertinent information that addresses your unique requirements.