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Will RFS Score More Goals than the Winner?

June 12, 2014


Rio's iconic Maracana Stadium has witnessed some of the most unforgettable moments in Brazilian Soccer. As it gears up to provide entertainment to the 80,000 expected fans during the seven games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, RFS, a global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, is readying itself to enable football aficionados to  share the thrilling experience with friends and family.

That’s no mean task, given the huge volume of wireless traffic that the 80,000 fans are sure to generate. RFS, however, is not quailing at the daunting prospect. With cabling, antennas and accessories in place, and RF solutions from Axell wireless, it’s pretty confident of simultaneously transmitting 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE (News - Alert)) and iDEN technologies to support five Brazilian operators with coverage in all public areas at all times.

The new cost-effective network infrastructure enabled by Radio Frequency Systems (News - Alert) (RFS) will see the use of  HYBRIFLEX, which is an integrated cabling solution that combines optical fiber and DC power in a single corrugated cable. This is expected to overcome the limitations of traditional multi-cable approaches.

“We have designed a multi-technology, multi-operator indoor network for Maracana Stadium that will provide instant access for all fans, and ensure that all traffic is communicated quickly and efficiently for all mobile operators providing service at the games," noted Marcos Wrobel, RFS commercial director, Latin America.

RFS's confidence arises from its previous successes not only in stadiums but also in the most varied environments. Although the Maracana project is challenging because of the structure and design of the legendary stadium, Wrobel was sure that RFS could cope admirably.

“We considered the specific environment characteristics of the stadium during a game day and the fact that fans are seated and static rather than moving when they are using their handset, and designed the best network for this requirement," noted Wrobel.

RFS wireless infrastructure solutions and turnkey deployment services have also been provided for indoor networks for other World Cup stadiums, and these new networks will deliver instant-on communications access for fans during all matches.

At the end of it all, the team that plays best will walk away with the trophy; will RFS have the same luck? Will it get kudos too? 

Edited by Allison Sansone