Glossary of DAS Jargon

Welcome to our comprehensive glossary of Distributed Antenna System (DAS) terminology. This resource is designed to help you understand the key terms and concepts in the world of wireless communication and signal distribution.

As the demand for enhanced wireless communication grows, so does the need for a clear understanding of the components and technology behind it. Our glossary covers everything from basic definitions to advanced concepts, ensuring you have the knowledge needed to navigate the DAS landscape effectively.

Distributed Antenna Systems are integral to providing seamless and robust wireless coverage, particularly in large venues and urban environments. With terms like "backhaul," "small cells," and "MIMO," it's crucial to grasp these concepts to appreciate the full scope of DAS technology. Our goal is to offer an easy-to-read, detailed guide that uses relevant keywords to boost your understanding and enhance our page's search engine ranking.

Whether you're a professional in the telecommunications industry or a tech enthusiast looking to expand your knowledge, our glossary is tailored to meet your needs. Explore the terms, learn about their applications, and stay updated with the latest in DAS technology.


The second generation of mobile network technology, providing clearer voice calls, enhanced privacy through encryption, and the ability to send and receive SMS.


The third generation of mobile network technology, providing significantly faster data transmission rates compared to its predecessor (2G).


The forth generation of mobile network technology, providing high-speed data transmission, low latency, and enhanced capacity.


The fifth generation of mobile network technology, providing faster speeds, lower latency, and more reliable connections.

Access Point

A networking device used in a wireless local area network (WLAN) as an interface between wireless-capable devices and a wired network.

Antenna Node

Individual antennas in a DAS that receive and transmit signals to cover specific areas within a building or area.


The intermediate links between the core network or internet and the small subnetworks at the edge of the network in DAS infrastructure.


The range of frequencies within a given band that can be used for transmitting signals.

Base Station

A central radio transmitter/receiver that communicates with the antenna nodes in a DAS to provide connectivity.


A technique that directs signals to specific devices rather than broadcasting in all directions.

Carrier Aggregation

Combining multiple frequency bands to increase the bandwidth and speed of wireless communication in LTE networks.

Cellular Network

A communication system used by mobile phones and other devices to connect to the internet and make voice calls.

DAS - Distributed Antenna Systems

A network of spatially separated antennas connected to a common source via a transport medium to provide wireless service within a geographic area or structure.

GSM - Global System for Mobile Communications

The standard developed to describe protocols for second-generation (2G) digital cellular networks.

IoT - Internet of Things

A network of interconnected devices that communicate and exchange data with each other via the internet.


The time it takes for data to travel from one point to another in a network.

Leaky Feeder

Advanced, high-speed and reliable radiating cable networks for voice and data communications.

LTE (Long-Term Evolution)

A standard for wireless broadband communication for mobile devices and data terminals, providing improved network capacity and speed.

MIMO - Multiple Input Multiple Output

A method for multiplying the capacity of a radio link using multiple transmission and receiving antennas.

Network Slicing

A 5G feature that allows the creation of multiple virtual networks on a single physical 5G network infrastructure.

Signal Amplifier

A device used in DAS to boost the strength of the signal being transmitted and received by the antenna nodes.

SISO - Single Input Single Output

A wireless communication system that uses a single antenna to both transmit and receive data.

Small Cells

Low-powered radio access nodes that improve coverage and capacity in a small geographic area.

TETRA - Terrestrial Trunked Radio

A professional mobile radio and two-way transceiver specification.

Wireless Network

The range of electromagnetic frequencies used for transmitting data without wires.

Wireless Spectrum

The range of electromagnetic frequencies used for transmitting data without wires.