It doesn’t look like DAS is leaving us anytime soon! Distributed antenna systems are expected to continue to grow until at least 2017.
According to an article by AGL Media Group, DAS could see a 300 percent growth in deployment by 2017. The article states, “DAS will become more important to carriers in the next four years and in-building systems will be the next competitive battleground as more employees are allowed to ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) to work, Ian Gillott, president and founder of iGR, said during the webcast.”
More tenants per distributed antenna system are expected to increase. Currently there are many single tenant systems and very little multi-tenant systems.
The article based their information off a report by iGR titled, U.S. DAS Market Forecast, 2012 to 2017 Installations, Tenancy, OpEx and CapEx.
What does this mean for STEALTH? It could mean a growth of iDAS, or indoor DAS concealments. As in-building DAS grows, the need to conceal these antennas will also grow. DAS is something to keep a close eye and see what develops over time.