As the mobile explosion continues, consumers expect robust wireless service at home and work, while travelling or rooting for their favorite team in a stadium. It’s frustrating when existing networks cannot support the heavy data demand associated with video applications and social media, particularly when fans want to share exciting moments like a home run or last minute touchdown.
JMA Wireless, based in Liverpool, N.Y. provides cutting-edge mobile solutions that enable network operators to give sports enthusiasts the coverage and capacity they expect even in the challenging environment of a packed stadium, arena or other large venue.
Consider Levi’s Stadium, home of the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers and host facility for Super Bowl 50 in February 2016.
The newly renovated $1.2 billion open stadium was opened to the public in August 2014 and has seating for 68,500 fans. JMA’s neutral host optical C-DAS provides connectivity throughout the 1.85 million square foot complex, which features IPTV, Wi-Fi and HD video boards sized more than 13,000 square feet.
The deployment can be optimized by operators via flexible configuration with varying sector counts and provides 700SMR, 700PS, 800SMR, 800PS, AMPS, PCS and AWS services. The Levi’s Stadium install includes a mix of 6-band and 4-band remotes with separate UL and DL gain settings per band connected into a supervisory module for remote monitoring.
In addition to exceeding coverage and capacity demands, the JMA solution boasts the industry’s smallest footprint; that’s achieved by dropping a central DAS master unit joined with low-PIM compression connectors to remote units by a single fiber optic run.
The ease of commissioning the Teko DAS System ensures venue owners can reduce disruption to their operation while saving in labor costs. Stadiums can be up and running with robust cellular coverage in hours, not days.
JMA Wireless Vice President of Product and Market Strategy Todd Landry noted that the efficiency associated with the Teko platform makes it “the number one choice among those seeking the best technology.”
“The JMA Wireless Teko platform is one of the fastest growing DAS solutions in high tech, high performance venues,” Landry said. “We are proud to be the new state-of-the-art in cellular DAS solutions and the results from our growing deployments in high profile venues reflect that.”
The Levi’s Stadium Teko DAS connects fans to some 700 cellular antennas distributed throughout the state-of-the-art facility.
Dan Williams, vice president of technology for the 49ers, said JMA “has helped us build a great cellular network that allows our guests to maintain connectivity to their respective cellular service provider service while at Levi’s Stadium. People attending our games want to be able to continue using their mobile devices as they always do—to make voice and video calls, share text messages and images, and engage friends via social networking.”
By RCR Wireless News on June 7, 2015