Eutelsat partners with the Confederation of Aerial Industries to train 700 UK satellite broadband installers to help close digital divide

Eutelsat Communications announced a programme to train 700 UK satellite broadband installers to provide its Toowayâ„¢ service to residents and businesses in areas poorly served or out of reach of traditional terrestrial broadband networks.     The free training programme is aimed at aerial installers who have been previously helping UK homes transition from analogue [...]
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Eutelsat partners with the Confederation of Aerial Industries to train 700 UK satellite broadband installers to help close digital divide

Eutelsat Communications announced a programme to train 700 UK satellite broadband installers to provide its Toowayâ„¢ service to residents and businesses in areas poorly served or out of reach of traditional terrestrial broadband networks.     The free training programme is aimed at aerial installers who have been previously helping UK homes transition from analogue [...]
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Distributed Networks: Trains, Planes and AT&T

Time Warner Cable says it will expand its Wi-Fi network in Austin, and plans to add hundreds of additional hotspots this year. Time Warner’s app, TWC Wi-Fi Finder, helps customers find its hotspots.

It’s free for Time Warner’s customers with Internet, but non-TWC customers must pay, starting at $3 per hour.

Meanwhile, the first phase of a distributed antenna system to serve New York City’s transit system has been completed. Eventually, cellular and Wi-Fi coverage will cover all 277 underground subway stations, and support public safety communications and digital advertising.

Transit Wireless spent approximately $200 million to design, build, operate and maintain the system, initially partnering with Wi-Fi hotspot provider Boingo, AT&T and T-Mobile. Both Verizon Wireless and Sprint have signed on as cell service providers at 36 stations — from 14th Street to 96th Street — joining T-Mobile and AT&T.

PCTel provided antennas for the system, while Transit Wireless is the neutral host company that designed, constructed, owns and operates the system. PCTel’s Ceiling Mounted Antenna covers 698 MHz-6GHz. SOLiD is supplying antenna electronics.

Transit Wireless and the carriers are paying 100 percent of the cost of the project, says the MTA. The network supports a wide range of cellular bands including GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, TDMA, HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE. The signals are distributed on fiber to subway stations where the cables connect to multi-band radio frequency (RF) nodes. Subway commuters can check if their stop has access at Nycsubwaywireless.com.

In other news, AT&T is beefing up its network at Churchill Downs in preparation for the running of the Kentucky Derby. The carrier will use a shared DAS installation at the track and will also be providing two cell-on-wheels and six compact A/C radio telephone sites (CARTs) for the event, where crowds have been known to exceed 165,000 attendees.

The DAS provider at Churchill Downs is Mobilitie, which owns and operates DAS installations at other high-profile venues. Other carriers are expected to connect to the DAS later this year.

The DAS Forum has renamed itself the HetNet Forum, notes RCR Wireless. DAS & Small Cells Congress runs April 29–May 1 in Las Vegas. Heterogeneous Networks let subscribers seamlessly roam from a carrier’s macro network to shared WiFi or DAS systems.

Related Dailywireless articles include; Tyco Buys ADC, Wireless Signage in Stadiums, LTE: Dongles and DAS, Super Bowl XLIV, Superbowl Goes 4G, Ericsson: Small Cells & LTE Broadcast, SXSW: AT&T Does COWs and DAS

Distributed Networks: Trains, Planes and AT&T

Time Warner Cable says it will expand its Wi-Fi network in Austin, and plans to add hundreds of additional hotspots this year. Time Warner’s app, TWC Wi-Fi Finder, helps customers find its hotspots.

It’s free for Time Warner’s customers with Internet, but non-TWC customers must pay, starting at $3 per hour.

Meanwhile, the first phase of a distributed antenna system to serve New York City’s transit system has been completed. Eventually, cellular and Wi-Fi coverage will cover all 277 underground subway stations, and support public safety communications and digital advertising.

Transit Wireless spent approximately $200 million to design, build, operate and maintain the system, initially partnering with Wi-Fi hotspot provider Boingo, AT&T and T-Mobile. Both Verizon Wireless and Sprint have signed on as cell service providers at 36 stations — from 14th Street to 96th Street — joining T-Mobile and AT&T.

PCTel provided antennas for the system, while Transit Wireless is the neutral host company that designed, constructed, owns and operates the system. PCTel’s Ceiling Mounted Antenna covers 698 MHz-6GHz. SOLiD is supplying antenna electronics.

Transit Wireless and the carriers are paying 100 percent of the cost of the project, says the MTA. The network supports a wide range of cellular bands including GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, TDMA, HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE. The signals are distributed on fiber to subway stations where the cables connect to multi-band radio frequency (RF) nodes. Subway commuters can check if their stop has access at Nycsubwaywireless.com.

In other news, AT&T is beefing up its network at Churchill Downs in preparation for the running of the Kentucky Derby. The carrier will use a shared DAS installation at the track and will also be providing two cell-on-wheels and six compact A/C radio telephone sites (CARTs) for the event, where crowds have been known to exceed 165,000 attendees.

The DAS provider at Churchill Downs is Mobilitie, which owns and operates DAS installations at other high-profile venues. Other carriers are expected to connect to the DAS later this year.

The DAS Forum has renamed itself the HetNet Forum, notes RCR Wireless. DAS & Small Cells Congress runs April 29–May 1 in Las Vegas. Heterogeneous Networks let subscribers seamlessly roam from a carrier’s macro network to shared WiFi or DAS systems.

Related Dailywireless articles include; Tyco Buys ADC, Wireless Signage in Stadiums, LTE: Dongles and DAS, Super Bowl XLIV, Superbowl Goes 4G, Ericsson: Small Cells & LTE Broadcast, SXSW: AT&T Does COWs and DAS