Verizon Wireless approves DAS provider as network densification efforts continue

Verizon Wireless' (NYSE: VZ) Maintenance Engineering Department has approved Advanced RF Technologies' active fiber Distributed Antenna System (DAS) platforms, the ADX V Series and the ADX Series.

The ADX V DAS is built on modular architecture and designed to support both single carrier and neutral host applications. The ADX V provides the same modularity and energy efficiency as the ADX but comes in an up to 60 percent smaller form factor. The platform allows for any combination of 700MHz, 700/800MHz Public Safety, Cellular, SMR800, PCS, AWS, WCS, and 2.5GHz, and can support up to 64 remote units per headend.

"The supreme simplicity, modularity, and cost efficiency of our new ADX V as well as our legacy ADX will empower our valued partner Verizon Wireless to continue investing in their network," said Julie Song, President of ADRF, in a statement.

Verizon's approval of Advanced RF's DAS platforms comes as the operator continues pursuing a network densification program that will rely on technologies like small cells and DAS.

During an investor call last year, Verizon's CFO Fran Shammo said the carrier had tacked on another $500 million to its 2015 CapEx to support the deployment of small cells, DAS and other C-RAN technologies.

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