INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobilitie, the largest privately-held wireless infrastructure provider in the United States, today named Indianapolis a recipient of its "Connected City Award" in recognition of improvements made to the city's wireless networks.
The "Connected City Award" recognizes cities that demonstrate remarkable leadership that help bridge the digital divide by bringing 21st-century wireless access to its neighborhoods, educational systems and businesses. Indianapolis, which has continued to be a national leader in embracing technology and innovative advancements, is the second city nationwide to receive this award.
Working with city officials, Mobilitie has invested millions of dollars and installed dozens of its small cell sites across central Indiana, enhancing wireless capacity and speeds by up to 20 percent. The company deployed its network primarily on existing structures, like street lights, making almost the entire deployment virtually unnoticeable.
In addition, the new wireless connectivity provides the foundation for 5G, which is the network necessary for the next wave of innovation including self-driven cars, remote control homes, real-time audio and more. It will also bring ultra-fast 4G and 5G services to more people, including areas that have previously been underserved.
"We are excited to name Indianapolis a 'Connected City' and work with its city officials to deliver a better mobile experience," said Christos Karmis, president of Mobilitie. "Indianapolis is a progressive city that understands the benefits of delivering an unprecedented level of wireless service. By leveraging our small cell technology, Mobilitie will help bring greater wireless connectivity to Indianapolis, as well as other cities nationwide, to spur innovation and bridge the digital divide."
In an awards ceremony at Tarkington Park in Indianapolis, Mobilitie's Mitchell Wywiorski, vice president of the Central Region presented the award to Indianapolis Councilman Michael McQuillen, a champion of bringing state-of-the-art wireless technology to all of Indianapolis, and to Lauren Riga of Indianapolis for her work in advancing ideas to revolutionize societies. As a globally recognized professional in smart cities and advanced industries with a background in public policy, Riga works among global thought leaders and has exemplified unparalleled devotion to helping civilizations worldwide become more technologically developed.
"It has been proven that wireless technology can advance neighborhoods, improve opportunities for all citizens and attract jobs," said McQuillen. "It is our goal to have this advanced infrastructure throughout all of Indianapolis."
"It is an honor to be recognized by a company like Mobilitie that enables solutions to help spur innovation that furthers economic growth," said Riga. "Innovative public private partnerships will continue to emerge as communities leap into the digital era to enhance services and attract industries of the future. As a united front with help from global leaders like Mobilitie, we can help build future communities that promote smart and sustainable growth while enhancing the lives of millions."
Mobilitie is the country's leader in small-cell deployment, installing thousands of small cells in cities across the country by partnering with each city and locating the sites that best serve its residents and visitors.
About Mobilitie 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 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.