To reach ubiquitous outdoor cellular coverage, the university has deployed a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) throughout campus. The discreetly mounted nodes and antennas strategically placed around campus have already made significant improvements to outdoor cellular coverage and service levels from participating carriers. Some buildings have also seen indoor coverage improve as a result of this program.
Carrier Network Modernization Schedule
- 3G Shutdown February 2022. Details
- T-Mobile 3G Shutdown – 7/1/2022
- Legacy-Yellow LTE Shutdown – 6/30/2022
- No date has been set for the 2G GSM network
- 3G shutdown 12/31/2022. Details
UT Austin has contracted with a vendor to install and operate a neutral host Distributed Antenna System (DAS) on campus to improve outdoor cellular service. Periodically the University requires the carriers participating on the DAS to perform coverage drive tests to ensure antenna placement is optimal, and address any coverage gaps.
The UT Austin neutral host Distributed Antenna System (DAS) currently has 3 cellular providers - AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.
No cost to the campus community.
95% reliable outdoor coverage.