CHICAGO, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mobilitie, the largest privately-held wireless infrastructure provider in the United States, today announced that prominent Chicago-based real estate company, HEARN, is delivering quicker and more reliable mobile connectivity to 70 West Madison's nearly 5,000 daily tenants and visitors representing many of Chicago's top legal and financial firms.
U.S. mobile data usage is expected to increase by more than 600 percent through 2018, and even today, 80 percent of mobile calls originate indoors, making it critical for tenants to have reliable wireless connectivity at all times. HEARN needed a solution design that could handle wireless demands at any level, particularly as the number of tenants and visitors increase and decrease each day.
To meet the needs of the facility, HEARN selected Mobilitie to design, build and operate a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) covering 1,450,000 square-feet in the 57-story property, enhancing mobile access for tenants and visitors alike. Mobilitie's DAS has more than 37,500 feet of coaxial cable that was used to connect across the building's 57 stories.
"Mobilitie's intelligent design for 70 West Madison supports the need for better wireless coverage within large office buildings, especially in dense urban areas like Chicago," said Christos Karmis, President of Mobilitie. "We're excited to be partnering with HEARN to deploy and operate the DAS, and we're confident that tenants and visitors at 70 West Madison will be thrilled with the enhanced wireless connectivity."
"When we acquired 70 West Madison in late 2014 and looked to reposition the property, we knew that mobile connectivity would be a high priority," said Steve Hearn. "We selected Mobilitie because of their team's proven track record of connecting people with their devices in venues and facilities across the country, and we are excited that today's announcement will deliver better cellular access on mobile devices throughout the building."
Since its founding in 2005, Mobilitie has been powered by its intelligent approach to telecommunications infrastructure in the U.S. Late last year, the company closed a $325 million debt investment, which continues to fuel the exponential growth of the company's DAS, Small Cell, Communication Tower and Wi-Fi business investments, and has expanded operations across the country to meet the needs of clients nationwide, like HEARN.
Mobilitie is the largest privately-held telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States. As a global provider of complete wireless solutions, Mobilitie helps people stay connected on their mobile devices wherever they are. We fund, deploy, and operate next generation infrastructure that enables robust 4G LTE coverage, and upcoming 5G services and speeds. Mobilitie wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS networks, small cells, and Wi-Fi networks. Mobilitie's Advanced Technology Group engineers innovative wireless solutions that improve wireless service at the largest and most complex venues across all major industries—including sports and entertainment, real estate, hospitality, education, healthcare, government, and transportation. The highest mobile data traffic ever recorded during an event was carried by a Mobilitie DAS network.
Mobilitie partners with cities and municipalities across the country to deploy next generation small cell sites and other infrastructure that provides local residents with enhanced mobile connectivity and wireless broadband access. Our high-density wireless infrastructure is designed to enable the richest, most interactive mobile experiences including real-time video streaming, location-based services, social media, and other mobile applications. Mobilitie is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and has regional offices across the United States and internationally. To learn more about our wireless coverage solutions, visit us at www.mobilitie.com.
HEARN has owned and operated institutional quality commercial real estate throughout the United States since 1974. Supported by a full complement of in-house leasing, management, construction and consulting services, HEARN manages its own investments and partners with others, always with one clear objective: adding value. Whether enhancing a core asset or repositioning an underperforming investment, HEARN has built a national reputation as a progressive, hardworking, passionate owner and manager dedicated to improving efficiency and maximizing profitability while bringing a personal touch to business relationships.
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