TACOMA, Wash., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mobilitie, the nation's largest privately-held wireless infrastructure provider, announced the installation of both a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi network, providing ubiquitous wireless coverage throughout the venues for guests.
"Wireless connectivity enhances our guests' experiences, enabling them to stay connected and share exciting moments with friends and family in real-time," said Kim Bedier, Director Public Assembly Facilities, City of Tacoma. "Mobilitie brought us the right solutions for coverage and capacity, and we are thrilled that our exhibitors, attendees and partners will benefit from the boosted capacity."
Both the Tacoma Dome, with its large wood-domed structure, and the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, known for its trademark glass walls, now have a contiguous DAS and Wi-Fi network that are linked together. More than 130 antennas and 190 Wi-Fi Access Points were used to build the wireless infrastructure.
"We are excited about our partnership with Tacoma Dome and Convention Center. Iconic venues like these require robust wireless coverage and capacity to keep guests connected to their business community, as well as with friends and family," said Christos Karmis, President of Mobilitie. "With U.S. mobile data usage expected to increase by more than 600 percent over the next two years, we wanted to ensure that our intelligent infrastructure will support guests' wireless needs today and in the future. Mobilitie's DAS and Wi-Fi networks will ensure guests have uninterrupted access to voice and data services."
Mobilitie's growth has been largely fueled by its intelligent approach to telecommunications infrastructure in the U.S. Mobilitie's partners include all major wireless carriers, as well as sports and entertainment arenas such as, Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, the Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Ducks, Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards, Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, and Toyota Park, home of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. In addition, Mobilitie's DAS network at Churchill Downs supported the highest-ever recorded data traffic usage during a one-hour period at the 2016 Kentucky Derby.
Mobilitie is the largest privately-held wireless infrastructure provider in the United States, helping people stay connected wherever they are. Mobilitie funds, installs, and operates indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS, Small Cell, and Wi-Fi networks, communication tower sites, as well as other infrastructure used by wireless carriers to enable high speed mobile communications. Mobilitie engineers wireless solutions 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 on a Mobilitie DAS network. Mobilitie also deployed and operates the world's largest Wi-Fi network. Our high-density wireless infrastructure is designed to enable the richest and most interactive mobile experiences, including real-time video streaming, location based services, and other mobile applications. Mobilitie is headquartered in Newport Beach, California with regional offices across the United States. To learn more about our wireless coverage solutions, visit us at www.mobilitie.com.
About the Tacoma Dome
Owned and operated by the City of Tacoma's Public Assembly Facilities Department, the Tacoma Dome is one of the largest wood domed structures in the world. With numerous seating configurations available and with one of the world's largest aluminum super-grids, the Dome's unique design allows capacities to fit just about every type of event. Unique seating configurations ranging from 5,000 to 23,000, combined with a sound reverberation of 2.5 seconds makes the Tacoma Dome the preferred concert venue of the Pacific Northwest.
About the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
With trademark glass walls, breathtaking mountain views, impressive architectural details and high quality interiors, you'll find the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in the heart of Tacoma. Offering more than 119,000 square feet of flexible event space for meetings, conferences, tradeshows and celebrations and conveniently located just 20 miles south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Convention Center also has over 800 hotel rooms nearby, accessible by foot or Tacoma's free light rail. The Convention Center is a full service facility providing a team of seasoned staff members to assist in planning and implementing a successful event.
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