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IBW COMMERCIAL DAS: Fast DAS
source capacity and backhaul, and
pay for technology upgrades."
As a turnkey neutral third-party
operator of N-DAS networks, Fast
DAS implements and operates the
systems itself, enhancing quality,
eﬃciency and time to market, with
the added beneﬁt of mitigating potential conﬂicts between providers.
"Fast DAS coordinates with WSPs
to broker signal source agreements,
negotiate capacity and backhaul
funding and manage stakeholder
requirements while scaling the effort globally to eﬃciently engineer,
implement and operate compliant N-DAS networks that WSP
engineering teams feel conﬁdent
about," Yazdani says. "This is the
Fast DAS advantage."
Verizon and AT&T - which
combined represent an estimated
80 percent of the U.S. commercial mobile market - commonly
negotiate rebroadcast agreements
on Fast DAS networks when they
are installed. The company also
works with additional providers
such as Sprint and T-Mobile.
"We provide turnkey enterprise
N-DAS solutions successfully because we support WSP justiﬁcation
of, and secure WSP participation
in, our N-DAS networks," he adds.
"We engineer, implement and
operate compliant N-DAS that
WSP will want to join, negotiate
for WSP to provide signal source
capacity and backhaul funding and align competing WSP
interests on neutral power-sharing
infrastructure. We are principled,
independent and neutral in our
Having carriers pay to provide
signal source capacity and backhaul on Fast DAS' systems enables
the company to provide systems at
Fast DAS partners closely with its clients throughout
its projects, including monitoring infrastructure.
a lower cost than its competitors.
"We've scaled the cost of this to a
point where Class B buildings can
aﬀord to install it," Yazdani says.
"We've taken the cost and spread it
across several stakeholders."
Fast DAS partners closely with its
clients throughout all of its projects. This includes monitoring and
maintaining infrastructure and
signing carrier agreements on behalf of owners. "We want to provide the most eﬃcient and eﬀective
N-DAS solution the customer can
purchase," Yazdani says.
It also works with other qualiﬁed
companies with structured cable
capabilities that have the ability to
install DAS networks but maybe
not the engineering to perform
carrier-compliant testing, design,
quality control, commissioning,
provisioning and monitoring
themselves. Fast DAS provides
these capabilities. "We also have a
model where we oﬀer technology
integrators the ability to install,
build and maintain our DAS
networks," he adds. "It is a special
program we are piloting with qualiﬁed integration partners today."
Fast DAS's relationships and
its ability to complete large- scale
quality installations have earned it
positive word of mouth in its market. "This is a reputation business;
we take on business, implement
and operate projects large and
small based on our reputation,"
Yazdani says. "It takes very little
to lose one's reputation in business, so we don't waste anyone's
time. Property owners don't
need me to benchmark signal
measurements to know that their
patrons' phones aren't working in
their building for certain carriers.
We build and design to carriers'
standards, and when we submit a
design package to them it's complete and has everything they need
to make a decision."
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