What is Passive DAS?

Passive Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) amplify signal from a "donor" location–usually on the roof of the building–and rebroadcast the signal inside the building. The donor signal is amplified by a bi-directional repeater, which is connected to a network of passive components, including coaxial cable, splitters, couplers, and antennas.

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Wilson Pro 1000 Passive DAS

Advantages of a Passive DAS solution.

No carrier approval required

Because passive DAS is typically rebroadcasting the macro network’s signal, there is less need for carrier approval and coordination. In fact, if the amplifier systems are classified as “consumer” boosters by the FCC, they can be installed without any pre-approval or coordination with carriers.

Fast deployments

Since carrier approval is often not required, a Passive DAS system can be designed and implemented very quickly–we've gone from initial contact to full implementation in as little as 5 days.

Work with all carriers

Passive Distributed Antenna Systems are typically able to amplify signals from all carriers in a given area without needing any extra equipment. The donor antennas and amplifiers filter and amplify signal for every cellular carrier licensed in a particular area as long as there is sufficient signal where the donor antenna is installed.

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