5G/Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Installation

Helping you stay connected

When implemented by an experienced telecommunications contractor like WBE, remote radio units can provide you with reliable connections even in the most demanding environments.

We’re with you every step of the way

Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) will be key to satisfying the demand for faster data and reliable connection. From both public users and public safety agencies, the demand for in-building DAS has never been greater.

Today, industry research suggests that more than 50 percent of mobile phone calls originate and/or terminate indoors. Therefore, it is no surprise that in-building coverage solutions for cellular/PCS (Personal Communications Services) are equally desired.

WBE is here to help every step of the way to get your DAS up and running.

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Public Safety

We are experiencing an increased demand for distributed antenna system design and installation in buildings and campuses throughout California for Public Safety.

First-responders (police, fire, and EMS) are demanding reliable ubiquitous radio coverage to ensure the safety of the public, as well as their own. “Mission-critical” coverage can no longer end at the doorway, basement, stairwell, or tunnel; therefore, many cities, municipalities, and counties are rapidly adopting in-building coverage ordinances to meet the new ICC IFC 2009 and NFPA 72 2010 requirements.

Let WBE’s 20 plus years of DAS and BDA (Bi-directional Amplifier) experience help you navigate through the guesswork.

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5G/Small Cell

Network Densification plays a critical role as Carriers push to deploy 5G and drive demand for small cell installation on streetlight and utility poles.

With WBE’s streetlight division, we’ll leverage our 18 years of experience and relationship working with cities throughout Northern California like San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento to help expedite your deployment needs.


We can assist you in working with the countless carriers in the marketplace today. By negotiating services and connectivity options, we can provide the most cost effective and optimal services possible.


Installation made easy. We will handle everything from coax to single-mode fiber riser cable to the installation of both internal and external antenna and active components. You’ll experience little disruption to your employees and tenants as we install a state-of-the-art cellular wireless network within your existing facility.

Remote Radio Units

We can assist you in the design and layout of your wireless network. Let our own network technicians create a heat map survey of your space that will show the ideal placement of devices, avoiding dead zones and weak coverage.

Security of your wireless network is as important as the coverage itself. WBE will make the appropriate recommendations to design a robust, secure, and convenient network for your employees to use.


As a telecommunications contractor that is well versed in design/build methodology, WBE Telcom’s team uses a collaborative approach to move projects from conception through completion.

At WBE, we play well with others. Add us to your project team, and we’ll help you move your project along efficiently. You’ll experience fewer delays, on-time delivery, and improved cost control.

You’ll see how easy it is to work with a company that has four BICSI Registered Communication Distribution Designers (RCDD) on staff and the resources at hand to pull all disciplines—electrical, telecommunications, network, security, and audio visual—together under one umbrella.

In the end, our approach will provide you with a seamless design that encompasses all facets necessary for your cabling/network infrastructure.

WBE employees are trained to follow customer-specific guidelines for working in each of their data center environments. This includes training in critical awareness and change control to ensure that the personnel working within the data center are of a high caliber and trusted to follow procedures to the letter.

5G FAQ: The 12 Most Common Questions


Is 5G different from 4G?

5G is up to 100 times faster than 4G. There is less latency and capacity for a much larger number of connected devices.

How does 5G work?

5G operates much like it’s 4G LTE predecessor and often reuses some of the Radio Frequencies (RF or Spectrum) that were used or repurposed from 2G, 3G or 4G LTE. 5G will work together with 4G initially while 5G evolves to better integrate with internet and cloud base services. Some Wireless Carriers will utilize higher RF bands called ‘millimeter waves’ (mmwaves) through small cell on streetlights and buildings. Through Network Densification, Wireless Carriers will provide customers will faster data speed and lower latency.

How are 5G networks installed?

5G networks will co-exist side by side with 4G LTE’s Evolved Packet Core (EPC) as 5G Core evolves into a common multi-access, cloud based platform. Small cells and tower sites will be installed or upgraded into the existing carrier network to support 5G services.

Does 5G require a new phone?

The first Samsung 5G phones were released in 2019 and 2020 for iPhone.  If you have an older phone, you will need to upgrade your phone for 5G Services.

Is 5g worse than WiFi?

5G can actually be faster than your home WiFi network.  The average speed of US Carriers are about 70Mbps and can theoretically reach speeds of 10Gbps.

Which cities have 5G?

5G has been rolled out to most Metropolitan areas in the US and Worldwide today.

How is 5G transmitted?

5G will leverage the Wireless Carrier’s existing tower sites and a network of small cells to provide additional bandwidth and coverage that is needed for 5G speeds.

What are the benefits of 5G?
  • Coverage inside buildings and structures, especially those with areas of poor or intermittent connectivity
  • Increased data speed (up to 100 times more throughput)
  • Increased uplink and downlink speeds
  • Improved latency (device response over wireless) as low as 1 millisecond, as compared with 30 milliseconds on a 4G network
  • Additional cell sites for increased capacity using network densification solutions
What are the disadvantages of 5G?

Millimeter (mmwaves) have a higher band radio frequency and are being utilized for 5G signal but do not penetrate buildings well. To address this issue, more small cells and in-building DAS will need to be installed to provide adequate coverage and throughput.

How much does it cost to install 5G?

The  cost to install 5G varies, 5G comes in many different forms as simple as small cells to tower upgrades and can range anywhere from $20,000 to several hundreds of thousands.

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Do I have to worry about 5G radiation?

No.  For all radio frequencies (0 to 300 GHz), international maximum levels are designed to avoid any adverse health effects. 






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