LAS VEGAS – Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks, the nation’s leading communications provider for convention centers and hospitality venues, announced the company is constructing a distributed antenna system (DAS) at the Phoenix Convention Center. The new DAS will be in place in time to host the 2015 NFL Super Bowl media headquarters.
Construction of the DAS has already begun under the direction of Todd Zuccato, Smart City’s general manager at the Phoenix Convention Center, and is expected to be completed and operational by the end of 2014. The DAS will boost mobile broadband coverage, improve reliability in heavily trafficked areas and enhance network capacity. To process the abundance of mobile data, Smart City has signed carrier agreements with both Verizon and AT&T.
The DAS will accommodate the exponential increase in network traffic when the Phoenix Convention Center hosts the media headquarters for the 2015 Super Bowl, allowing several major networks including NBC and the NFL Network to broadcast from the facility. The Phoenix Convention Center will provide working facilities for approximately 5,000 members of the media from 30 countries, while the championship game will be held at the nearby University of Phoenix Stadium.
“Smart City is dedicated to addressing the evolving needs of our venue partners,” Haley said. “The new DAS will transform the Phoenix Convention Center into a state-of-the-art facility that will meet the technological demands of the 2015 NFL championship game’s media center and all other highly attended events hosted by the venue in the coming years.”
To facilitate the build out of the DAS, Smart City has partnered with leading DAS integrator Connectivity Wireless Solutions to assist in the design, installation and ongoing support of the system.
The DAS services are in addition to Smart City’s current agreement to provide comprehensive telecommunications and Internet services for the venue’s wide range of international events and tradeshows. The DAS will address the significant network traffic often seen at highly attended events. The new system is designed to boost mobile broadband coverage throughout the facility, increasing cellphone reception and wireless Internet capabilities.
For more information about the Phoenix Convention Center, visit phoenixconventioncenter.com
About Smart City Networks
Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Networks is the nation’s largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry. Smart City Networks can provide wired and wireless Internet services, phone services and digital signage solutions at convention centers and meeting facilities of any size. Smart City Networks designs, installs and maintains data, voice, electrical and utility platforms, coupled with voice, video and data network engineering, security and monitoring. Providing technology services to over 3,000 conventions and meetings annually, Smart City Networks currently serves more than 35 convention and meeting facilities across the U.S., totaling over 17 million square feet of exhibit space. For more information about Smart City Networks, please call 702-943-6000 or visit www.smartcitynetworks.com.
About Connectivity Wireless Solutions
A leading nationwide provider of in-building wireless solutions, Connectivity Wireless Solutions has implemented more than 2,500 distributed antenna system (DAS) networks and wireless data solutions across 50 states. Connectivity’s DAS solutions deliver reliable cellphone, data and multimedia services for all indoor wireless applications—hospitality, healthcare, commercial business, government and higher education—and public venue environments, including airports and athletic stadiums.
Backed by a team with more than 300 years of combined industry-certified expertise in wireless and RF engineering, Connectivity offers 24/7 service and support from headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., and eight regional offices in Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Fla.; Chicago, Ill.; Frederick, Md.; Charlotte, N.C.; Houston, Texas; San Francisco, Calif.; Anaheim, Calif., and additional field offices throughout the U.S.
For more information, visit www.connectivitywireless.com.