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AT&T Completes DAS Installation at Meadowlands Stadium

March 28, 2011


Telecom operator AT&T announced that it has expanded its mobile broadband coverage, at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford. The completion of the installation of a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to serve customers throughout the facility is part of an investment the company announced earlier in New Jersey.

“We've significantly ramped up our wireless investments to enable an experience that offers New Jersey consumers better speed, reliability and availability where they need it the most,” said J. Michael Schweder, president of New Jersey AT&T (News - Alert), in a statement.

The service provider expanded wireless coverage and capacity throughout the stadium. AT&T has three cell sites that enhance coverage in the stadium's tailgating area, parking lots, along Routes 3 and 120. and at the New Jersey Transit Frank R. Lautenberg train station.

Consisting of strategically-placed antennas, the DAS installation can distribute AT&T's wireless network coverage throughout New Meadowlands Stadium. It can offer better quality of services in heavily-trafficked areas.

DAS is designed to offer enhanced wireless coverage to customers in indoor or outdoor spaces, with geographical limitations. The additional capacity is expected to improve call reliability, and enable more consistent network access to help customers make the most of their AT&T devices.

AT&T is the Official Communications Services Partner of Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer. With this kind of upgrade, the company is able to connect thousands of soccer fans to the most popular sport in the world. The sponsorship is designed to offer exclusive content, access to games, and more to fans through the PC, TV, wireless device or in person at New Meadowlands Stadium.

Recently, U.S. telecom operator T-Mobile, being acquired by AT&T, announced it is planning to double the speed of its 4G network to the extent of 42 Mbps, as part of its preparation to introduce an array of new devices on its network. By mid-year, T-Mobile (News - Alert) is targeting 140 million Americans in 25 markets to have access to increased 4G speeds.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein