PCIA Member News
EnergySolutions Arena Selects Boingo as Exclusive DAS and Small Cell Partner
LOS ANGELES and SALT LAKE CITY – April 14, 2014 – Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that the company has been selected as exclusive neutral host Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and small cell provider for EnergySolutions Arena, home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz basketball team and more than 100 sports and entertainment events each year.
Per the multi-year agreement with Miller Sports Properties, Boingo will upgrade and manage a multi-carrier, neutral host DAS system at the arena, which seats nearly 20,000 fans. Boingo’s approach to neutral host DAS maximizes carrier participation, and provides robust coverage and capacity to support fans’ connected game day and event experiences. The enhanced neutral host DAS network is slated to launch before the next Utah Jazz basketball season, in fall 2014.
“At Miller Sports Properties, we pride ourselves on providing the best experiences for fans, and we’ve made significant investments in digital services in 2014,” said Jamie Galileo, vice president of facilities services at EnergySolutions Arena. “We know our guests want to stay connected, and the launch of the enhanced DAS network will provide even faster service throughout the arena. With their extensive experience in deploying and managing cellular networks at major league and collegiate sports venues, we know Boingo will deliver the world-class connectivity our fans deserve.”
“Our agreement for EnergySolutions Arena services marks new milestones for Boingo: a neutral host DAS agreement for one of the NBA’s largest arenas, and the start of a long-term partnership with Miller Sports Properties, a venue management leader,” said Doug Lodder, Boingo Wireless vice president of business development. “We look forward to deploying a network for EnergySolutions Arena and our carrier partners that not only meets today’s connectivity needs, but provides added capacity for projected data usage increases in the years to come.”
The cellular agreement also gives Boingo exclusive management rights for future capacity-enhancing small cell technology deployments.
Boingo is a leading provider of small cell networks at large universities, major league stadiums and airports, including Chicago’s Soldier Field, University of Arizona’s Arizona Stadium, the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium, Pinnacle Bank Arena, home of the University of Nebraska’s Huskers basketball team, and more than 75 airports across the globe.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of small cell networks cover more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually – in places as varied as airports, stadiums, universities, and military bases. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
About EnergySolutions Arena
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, EnergySolutions Arena opened in 1991 as the homecourt of the NBA Utah Jazz and is well known for being one of the hardest places to play for visiting teams. With seating capacity of about 20,000, the facility is the largest, most high-tech arena within a five-state radius and was built faster than any other arena at the time of its construction in 15 months and 24 days. The basketball court is named in honor of Larry H. Miller. EnergySolutions Arena is the site of a variety of sports and entertainment, including ice shows, dirt shows and concerts. The facility hosted the 1993 NBA All-Star Game, the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating and short track speed skating competitions, and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. For more information, www.energysolutionsarena.com.
EnergySolutions Arena is part of Miller Sports Properties, which includes the NBA Utah Jazz; MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; Miller Performance, consisting of Miller Motorsports Park, the Ford Racing School and Oneiro; KJZZ 14 Television; The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM, 1280 AM, 960 AM); Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah men’s professional cycling race; and All-Star Catering.
SOLiD Chooses Graybar to Open New Distribution Channel for In-Building Wireless Solutions
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 20, 2014 – SOLiD, a wireless infrastructure company, announced a new relationship today with Graybar. SOLiD’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS) products will now be available to Graybar resellers that deploy in-building wireless solutions to enable cellular and public-safety communications.
“We are pleased to sell through Graybar to make SOLiD DAS solutions available to new channels and to provide additional buying options for our customers,” said Seth Buechley, president, SOLiD. “We have built our business upon innovation and customer service and we are excited to work with another business that shares this commitment.”
The new arrangement enables SOLiD and Graybar to coordinate DAS projects from planning and purchasing to delivery, deployment and maintenance. Customers can take advantage of Graybar’s competitive leasing terms for SOLiD gear and a lease-to-buy program for key field-testing equipment from other leading manufacturers.
“As a leading distributor, Graybar provides strategic solutions and services for DAS projects that work to the advantage of our mutual customers,” said Karl Griffith, Director, Emerging Technology at Graybar.
SOLiD has been deployed at some of the best-known venues in the world. The company’s neutral-host DAS supports both cellular and public-safety communications using just a single strand of fiber, and delivers guaranteed radio frequency power control for each wireless operator. Additionally, each system is pre-configured and labeled to simplify and expedite deployment in the field.
SOLiD (www.solid.com) is a publicly-traded global RF Amplification and Optical Network Transport solutions company that enables indoor and outdoor cellular, public-safety and Wi-Fi communications at some of the best-known and most challenging venues. SOLiD’s solutions can be found in leading hospitals; Olympic, professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites, SOLiD’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS), Small Cell Backhaul and Passive Optical LAN (POL) portfolio addresses current and future network densification requirements.
Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.
SOLiD Joins the Panduit Technology Ecosystem Partner Program
TINLEY PARK, IL – Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions, announces that SOLiD is now a Panduit Technology Ecosystem Partner. This unique relationship leverages technology leadership and innovation to provide validated, interoperable solutions to enterprise customers. SOLiD offers distributed antenna systems (DAS) that integrate with Panduit network infrastructure solutions for reliable enterprise-wide wireless coverage.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to collaborate with SOLiD to provide clients with an integrated DAS solution to ensure complete cellular and public-safety coverage for indoor/outdoor environments,” said Robert Dennelly, Director of Enterprise Solutions, Panduit Corp.“Together, SOLiD and Panduit provide customers with industry-leading physical infrastructure solutions including copper, fiber and cabinet/rack/enclosure products for seamless deployment to satisfy our customers’ RF needs.”
The combined solutions help enterprise customers deploy technology to address indoor wireless communication requirements. SOLiD’s DAS solutions and complementary Panduit infrastructure solutions provide:
• Integrated high-performance wireless and public safety coverage
• Secure and scalable wireless technology
• Superior customer care and support
“Our partnership with Panduit is important because it allows us to combine our DAS expertise with a company known for solving the challenging and constantly changing wireless infrastructure needs of enterprises and building owners,” said SOLiD President Seth Buechley. “We look forward to working closely with Panduit to improve wireless communications capacity and coverage for our customers and to make indoor radio communications more reliable for first responders during emergencies.”
To learn more about the Panduit Technology Ecosystem Partner Program, please visit www.panduit.com/SOLiD.
Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner. (www.panduit.com)
Advanced RF Technologies Launches AXM2100-9543-ICS AWS LTE 20W Digital Repeater with Interference Cancellation System (ICS)
Burbank, CA – January 1, 2014 – Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (“ADRF”), a leading provider of in-building wireless equipment, today announced the launch of the AXM2100-9543-ICS, another addition to our long and celebrated history of providing industry-leading RF repeaters. The AXM2100-9543-ICS features our patented Interference Cancellation System (ICS)™ to overcome oscillation in a variety of outdoor environments.
The AXM2100-9543-ICS provides a cost-effective alternative to base stations by leveraging existing macro infrastructure to efficiently meet coverage needs in temporary applications, such as CROWs and RATs. Operators can quickly and cost-effectively fill coverage gaps during disaster relief or other situations that require a mobile solution.
• Patented Interference Cancellation System (ICS)™ provides stable coverage with an isolation value of up to -15dB + system gain utilizing a cancellation window of ≤6 µsec
• 95 dB of max gain
• 43 dBm of max output power
• Digital filtering with sharp roll-off (>50 dBc @ ±1 MHz from sub-band edge)
• NEMA 4X compliant housing
• Remote monitoring and control capability using our famed Web-based GUI
• Supports optional internal modem for remote access and alarming
“The AXM2100-9543-ICS has all of the features, including ICS™, 20W of output power, and NEMA 4X compliance to make it the ideal solution for a wide range of outdoor applications,” said Raymond Weaver, Director of DAS Engineering. “As Tier I Carriers increasingly rely on their AWS spectrum holdings to supplement their LTE footprint, our AXM2100-9543-ICS represents a crucial yet cost-effective element in their temporary and mobile cell sites.”
Pricing and Availability
About Advanced RF Technologies
Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (“ADRF”) is an established, leading provider of in-building equipment and services that improve wireless coverage and capacity for the largest service providers and enterprise customers around the world. ADRF’s product suite encompasses distributed antenna systems, repeaters, small cells, antennas, and passive components. ADRF is proud to be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and has achieved TL 9000 and ISO 9001 certifications. We are also a member of the HetNet Forum as well as the Northeast DAS Forum. For more information, please visit http://adrftech.com/.
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