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Dense Air’s advanced technology brings together communities and carriers on the CoFi platform to build the 5G wireless networks of the future.

CoFi is the Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) innovation platform advancing shared broadband solutions to help close the digital divide and make connectivity universal.

 

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We build and own secure and shared wireless network technology and infrastructure that help communities and carriers realize the promise of 5G.

Dense Air partners with cities and carriers to create plug-and-play active neutral host 5G small cell infrastructure that more efficiently densifies wireless networks by reducing the need for redundant radios in the same critical indoor and outdoor locations.

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The Status Quo Is Broken

Today’s Wireless Communications Infrastructure Struggles to Support Cities and Communities

5G performance requires each mobile network operator (MNO) to operate both a macro network  that provides minimum coverage over a large area, and a small cell that addresses growing data capacity needs at the macro ‘cell edge’. If every MNO densifies the cell edge by building discrete and overlapping small cell networks, the result will be overloaded infrastructure, burdensome capital expenditure, and overlooked neighborhoods, creating a disconnect across enterprise, healthcare, and educational services, and widening the digital divide between well-served and underserved communities. 

Solutions Driven by Big Data

Targeted Small Cell Deployment Using Advanced Analysis

Using DenseWare, its  big data analytics and AI platform, Dense Air pinpoints where small cells can make the greatest impact at the cell edge: street by street, building by building, and floor by floor. These real-time network insights optimize Dense Air’s ability to deploy a neutral host network on a highly targeted, plug-and-play basis that enhances and extends each MNO’s existing services while avoiding interference with the macro network.

Secure and Shared Small Cells

Neutral Host Small Cells Facilitate Multiple Use Cases

A Dense Air small cell is fully virtualized to securely separate domains: mobile network operators, private networks, and public networks each have their own private “slice.” The cells fully integrate with operators’ core networks, enabling direct control by the operators and broadcasting each mobile operator’s network ID on either shared CBRS or the MNO’s own spectrum. This allows seamless user handover from the macro cell to small cells  without roaming, ensuring uninterrupted mobility and enhanced user experience. To the operator, a Dense Air small cell looks like any other node on its own network. By improving both capacity offload and spectral efficiency, Dense Air small cells reduce the burden on macro cells and increase an MNO’s existing network capability.

Shared Networks for Better Connectivity

Shared Infrastructure Expands Access and Use Cases

Dense Air securely and simultaneously supports multiple operators, simplifying installation, reducing visual pollution, and safeguarding consumers‘ choices of provider. Creating dedicated, private network “slices” for each operator benefits cities, asset owners, industry, and enterprise, and creates a network that is more economical for each tenant than building its own. 

Expanded and Inclusive Coverage

Effective 5G Coverage Supports Digital Equity

Poor coverage and network congestion hurt municipalities, operators, and end users. As society increasingly depends on technology, connectivity issues disproportionately harm those who are already underprivileged, denying access to everything from educational tools to job opportunities. By partnering with Dense Air to proactively tackle these urgent technology challenges, cities and operators can make their residents and customers true stakeholders in future networks, closing the digital divide and ensuring that connectivity needs are met across demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic lines.

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RAN (Radio Access Network) interfaces that support interoperability between different vendors’ equipment encouraging innovation and offering greater network flexibility at a lower cost than the traditional closed and expensive single-vendor alternative.
Shared physical infrastructure—radios, antennas, switches—and either shared or licensed spectrum available securely to multiple carriers and service providers.
A network of tall towers that transmit low bandwidth radio signals across a multi-mile geographic radius.
A network of low-powered radios discreetly mounted on street poles, buildings, or indoors near end-user consumption that transmit high bandwidth, targeted radio signals across a radius of hundreds or thousands of feet.
Hard-to-reach network boundaries with the weakest signal strength and highest interference where demand is highest and the macro signals are poorest.
Base stations that connect with users’ LTE and 5G handsets.