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Case Study:

800 Corporate Pointe: Verizon Small Cell Deployment in Commercial Office

RSRF, Waveform's enterprise division, installed Verizon small cells to provide 5-bar coverage inside a large office space.

Building Size
240,000 sq. ft.
System Type
Cellular DAS
Carriers
Verizon
Location
Los Angeles, California
Building Type
Office
Industry
Corporate Space
DAS Vendor
RSRF
Technology
Small Cell Passive DAS

1. The Problem

A four-story office block in West LA had no Verizon coverage.

The new commercial owners of a LEED Gold Certified, 2 building campus reached out to us about Verizon coverage issues in their building, whose tenants include Thomson Reuters, the XPRIZE Foundation, and Ares Management.

The building was constructed 10-15 years ago and had an existing commercial grade off-air Distributed Antenna System (DAS) installed. The new owners wanted to understand why their existing system wasn't providing Verizon coverage and determine if they needed a more comprehensive cell signal solution. Since the building had changed ownership and tenants, there was no documentation on the preexisting system.

Our Process

Simple, from start to finish

1. Initial Budgetary Estimate
< 1 week
2. Design & On-Site Visit
1 to 3 weeks
3. Final Proposal
1 week
4. DAS Deployment
4-12 weeks upon approval

2. The Solution

Small Cell Passive DAS

RSRF began by visiting the site to inspect the existing system. We quickly discovered that the DAS covered only one of the four floors of the building; no antennas were installed on the remaining three floors. Even the one floor where the system was deployed lacked reliable coverage for Verizon, and we soon discovered the reason: the existing DAS was engineered to only support AT&T.

We consulted with the client, explaining how we could solve their coverage issue. After discussing their priorities, budget, and goals, the client decided not to modify the existing system. Instead, they chose to deploy a separate passive DAS system powered by two Verizon small cells.

3. The Results

A low-cost, reliable solution that brought 5-bar Verizon coverage throughout the office space

RSRF and the owners of 800 Corporate Pointe went from an initial quote to a completely-installed two-sector DAS within two months. Each sector covered one half of the building - one for lower two floors, and another for the upper two floors, leaving room for adding capacity should it become necessary in the future.

At the owner's request, we deployed white cabling that was hidden in the building's modern exposed ceiling. The building’s Verizon coverage ultimately went to 4 - 5 bars throughout the building, which was verified with a full benchmarking walk test.

How we're different

A partner you can trust: from quote to close-out
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Vendor and Technology Neutral

We believe that no one DAS technology is right for every application. There are no silver bullets.

Instead, we carefully select the right technology for the specific signal conditions and requirements of your building.

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A Deep Expertise in DAS Technology

DAS is the only thing we do.

We act as your domain expert and advocates. We help you get your questions answered, and guide you to the best solution for your unique needs.

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Careful Planning, Regular Communication

Projects succeed when they’re planned carefully. We take our client’s trust seriously, ensuring that projects are delivered on time and on budget.

At every stage, we’ll keep every stakeholder, including you, in the loop. You’ll never wonder what’s happening next.
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