Campus DAS: What is it and how do I use it?
A Distributed Antenna System, or DAS, is a network of antenna nodes connected to a common radio frequency source, bringing improved cellular coverage and capacity within buildings where DAS has been installed. MIT has partnered with AT&T to build a neutral-host DAS on the MIT campus.
As a nuetral-host, the DAS is open to all wireless carriers, but at this time AT&T and Verizon are the only two participants.
If you currently have AT&T service, you will experience improved coverage automatically.
- In buildings with Verizon LTE DAS coverage, HD Voice must be enabled in order to experience the improved cellular coverage and performance.
- Members of the MIT community should consider enabling Wi-Fi Calling on compatible devices - particularly in buildings where the DAS has not yet been installed.
Some buildings have an independently operated DAS infrastructure. They are:
- Building 32, basement through 4th floor – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
- NW12 – AT&T, Verizon Wireless
- NW35 – Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
- E14 – T-Mobile, Verizon
- E15 – T-Mobile, Verizon