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Active DAS Hybrid: A Unique Distributed Antenna System Category

June 1, 2023


Active DAS Hybrid is a unique distributed antenna system (DAS) category that provides outstanding network coverage using active signal amplification components at an affordable cost. The lower cost is achieved by using a blend of category cabling and fiber to distribute off-air signals that do not require the same level of carrier support as legacy DAS systems. Cost savings are realized across the board – in hardware, cabling, install time, labor, and set-up / commissioning.

Active DAS Hybrid can be installed using Power over Ethernet (PoE) – a low cost and easy to deploy technology.  Active components in Active DAS Hybrid include network units that collect the signals off-air, clean them up, digitize them, and send the signals to the coverage unit.  The coverage unit then converts back to RF and distributes the noise and echo-free signals. Active or passive antennas may be incorporated, as well as IoT sensors and other Industry 4.0 devices.

Active DAS Hybrid systems, such as those designed and produced by Nextivity, have been approved for use by more than 200 operators in more than 100 countries and are unconditionally network safe. These systems are one of the most cost-effective ways to bring the power of the macro-network inside a building.


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Nextivity solutions deliver industry-leading signal gain with 3x the coverage footprint for voice and data. The systems are unconditionally network safe with a no noise guarantee. Including speed-of-installation tools, CEL-FI products are available for enterprise, public safety, small businesses, remote settings, residential, marine, and vehicles.

Nextivity solutions are the only coverage solutions authorized for use in nearly 100 countries by almost 200 mobile operators. CEL-FI products cover spaces no one has covered before.

CEL-FI products are installer friendly, provide optimal coverage, and automatically adjust to changing network conditions. Solutions range from DAS to Smart Signal Boosters, all providing the industry’s highest Max Gain.