Nextivity has announced the expansion to its Cel-Fi QUATRA enterprise cellular coverage solutions, with the introduction of the Cel-Fi QUATRA 4000 Fiber HUB.
The Cel-Fi QUATRA 4000 is a multi-carrier, hybrid active distributed antenna system (DAS) that provides uniform in-building cellular coverage to large commercial buildings. The Fiber HUB expands cellular coverage in QUATRA 4000 deployments in enterprise locations, by distributing the donor signal via optical fiber from one building or location to the next.
The Fiber HUB uses fiber connectivity from the master network unit of the Cel-Fi QUATRA 4000 (the headend of the system) to the Fiber HUB, which can be installed up to 1.24 miles away. The master NU receives the donor signal off-air from outdoor antennas or from operator small cells and transmits the signal over fiber to the Fiber HUB with up to 100 dB gain and no signal loss. The master NU and the Fiber HUB provide uniform cellular coverage for all major carriers in spaces up to 150,000 square feet per NU/Fiber HUB. Multiple NUs and Fiber HUBs can be installed in a facility.
The Fiber HUB is especially useful in high rise buildings, in multi-unit campuses where one building is on the fringe of macro cellular signal coverage and the other buildings in the compound receive no outdoor signal at all, and in remote locations where there is no cellular signal, such as a coal mine or a data center carved into the side of a mountain.
The Fiber HUB is commissioned and can be managed remotely through the Cel-Fi WAVE cloud-based software platform and mobile app, which is another key tool provided to Nextivity partners to help increase deployment efficiency, reduce installation time, and provide better customer support.
The Cel-Fi QUATRA 4000 Fiber HUB is available in the U.S. via distribution partners and can be used with the Cel-fi QUATRA 4000 / 4000i.