SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 -- Zayo Bandwidth, a provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure solutions for carrier, enterprise, and government customers, has launched Antenna Infrastructure Solutions (AIS). AIS is a new service offering that enables wireless carriers to extend their antenna solutions closer to the customer on the other side of the macro tower.
Carriers need connectivity for all types of micro cell technologies, such as distributed antenna systems, pico cells, and remote radio heads. Zayo offers options ranging from dark fiber to Ethernet to time-division multiplexing, says a company representative. Zayo also has the capability to provide turnkey AIS that includes permitting, equipment sourcing and installation, and network monitoring.
“As wireless carriers continue to try to solve their capacity and coverage challenges, micro cell technology is an increasingly appealing option in areas where macro towers are not feasible,” says Chris Murphy, vice president of sales and business development for Zayo Bandwidth. “With our new AIS offering, we can help our customers connect and deploy these micro cells as part of their overall network strategy.”
Zayo has more than 1,000 macro cell sites on-net, with more than 500 others under construction. AIS will be available from all of these locations, as well as from other areas along Zayo’s more than 21,000-mile fiber network.