Corning MobileAccess celebrated the completing integration of the two companies this month at the International CTIA Wireless 2012 in New Orleans.
It has been about a year since Corning bought MobileAccess, combining the cabling infrastructure giant with the small-cell wireless solutions of MobileAccess.
“Corning’s fiber solutions have changed the way systems get deployed, sped up deployment, improved the reliability. We are now applying that to the DAS space,” Bill Cune, Corning MobileAccess vice president, strategy & business development, told DAS Bulletin.
With the companies now fully assimilated, the new entity is ready to move forward with marketing of its product line. Corning MobileAccess chose the CTIA conference to introduce its new slogan “Total DAS: Where Cutting-edge DAS Design Meets Cabling Innovation.”
“With the active electronics, to be ‘Total DAS,’ you need both indoor and outdoor solutions. You need low, medium and high power solutions,” Cune said. “You must also be able to leverage existing cabling, whether it is all fiber, hybrid fiber/coax and hybrid fiber/CAT 5.”
Accordingly, Corning MobileAccess announced a high-power node to its portfolio, the MobileAccessGX, which provides 40 Watts (46 dBm) high-power remote outdoor coverage. The fiber-fed, multi-frequency, multi-operator remote is designed to complement the company’s lower power solutions, the MobileAccess1000 and MobileAccess2000.
“It provides a good package for the carriers to deploy on all their bands. It rounds out our solution set,” Cune said. “We believe that you need all of these solutions in your toolbox. Carriers and integrators need to be able to look at a situation and pull out the right tool. What we are talking about with ‘Total DAS’ is that we have all the tools now.”
Corning MobileAccess received a lot of interest in the MobileAccessGX at CTIA and at last week’s DAS Congress, according to a company spokesman, and has set up two trials, in a baseball stadium and the other on a higher education campus, so far.