NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Soccer fans attending the upcoming Copa America Centenario Tournament will now be able to enjoy robust wireless connectivity. Mobilitie, the nation's largest privately-held wireless infrastructure provider, today announced its Distributed Antenna System (DAS) within the Camping World Stadium is on-air, in time for the Copa America soccer matches.
"Mobilitie has succeeded by going live in time for the 2016 Copa America Centenario Soccer Tournament, which is incredibly important to our ticket holders," said Orlando Venues Executive Director, Allen Johnson. "We'll enjoy the soccer matches even more knowing that fans are able to share the excitement taking place at our stadium, and we're thankful for the partnership with Mobilitie that led to this moment."
"Nothing excites and unites world sports fans more than soccer, and we're thrilled that Camping World Stadium will feature a reliable, fast network for fans to access," said Christos Karmis, President of Mobilitie. "Fans at this and future events at Camping World Stadium will be able to share their experiences with friends and family, post to social media and access their mobile applications even when the venue is at full capacity. We look forward to a long term partnership with the City of Orlando as well as providing visitors and fans with the high speed mobile connectivity experience they expect."
Mobilitie worked closely with the venue and wireless carriers to design a network consistent with the same robust and scalable standards used across professional sports stadiums and arenas. Mobilitie's 28-sector DAS is made up of 214 antennas – 16 omnidirectional and 198 directional – and 22,682 feet of cable covering over 2 million square feet. The project design also incorporates the latest remote unit amplifiers, which support the soon-to-be-deployed AWS-3 frequency band. This new technology ensures that no immediate upgrades will be needed and fans will see enhanced upload and download connections on their mobile devices.
Mobilitie's sports and entertainment portfolio spans some of the country's largest professional sports venues, including Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, 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 Churchill Downs DAS system was responsible for the highest-ever recorded data traffic usage for a one-hour period for the fourth straight year.
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 Camping World Stadium
Camping World Stadium is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. Since opening in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at a cost of $115,000 and a capacity of 8,900, the stadium has undergone numerous expansions and name changes over the years. The historic venue underwent a massive $207.7 million reconstruction in 2014 which yielded 90% all-new construction and a completely modernized stadium. The numerous enhancements and amenities include 41,000 lower bowl seats with chair backs, two 360-degree concourses, multiple giant video displays, a 20,000-square-foot plaza deck, a vibrant open-air exterior and unique indoor and outdoor club spaces to serve 5,000 patrons. These upgrades have bolstered Camping World Stadium's ability to draw new high-profile events like neutral-site college football games, NFL pre-season match-ups and big-name concerts while retaining its signature annual bowl games and events. The City of Orlando and its partners at Florida Citrus Sports expect the recent reconstruction to generate a $300 million annual economic impact. More information can be found at http://www.CampingWorldStadium.com.
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