Initially, four residential and/or mixed-use developments with 15 buildings have been constructed to accommodate this Aarhus’ rapid growth. To ensure robust cellular connectivity in these new structures, the RAN host worked with system integrator, KM Telecom, to deploy the C-DAS solution, an iteration of the industry leading TEKO DAS platform from JMA Wireless.
The Aarhus deployment includes four residential zones. Together they cover almost 240,000 sqm. Within these developments there are residential, office and retail space, all requiring reliable cellular coverage. With the C-DAS platform, the central processing equipment is in a lower cost offsite base transceiver station hotel located in central Aarhus, saving up to 85 percent of valuable onsite real estate for revenue generating tenants, not housing technical equipment. Furthermore, the C-DAS can easily move capacity into different areas as necessary. The capacity used for businesses during the week can be reallocated to residences on the week-ends or in the evenings when people are at home.
The mixed-use development in Aarhus provides many amenities such as underground parking, expansive recreational areas and robust wireless communications.
During the initial phase of this project, a six-person team deployed two sectors, supporting the mobile operators, TDC, Telia and Telenor, and the 2100 UMTS band.
Inside the buildings, only low and high-power UMTS remote units (RUs) were deployed. However, with the installation of point-to-point links, cellular coverage and capacity are available to locations up to 20 kilometers away, even to Island 4 Aarhus, a manmade island with a variety of residences.