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BICSI Winter Conference 2018

When: February 4-8, 2018

Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Register: BICSI Fall Seminar registration

 

Join us for DAS Boot Camp: Next Generation Wireless Networks

Monday, February 5   •   1:30 – 4:30 p.m.   •   3 CEC

 

5G is literally “just around the corner” with expected deployments starting in 2021. 5G will bring unprecedented growth in devices, speeds and related applications. ICT designers, engineers and installers will soon be tasked with deploying the proper infrastructure to handle burgeoning demands. In preparation of the coming IoT age, we will explore next-generation wireless technologies and trends, and the infrastructures needed to support them.
EDUCAUSE 2017

EDUCAUSE 2017

When: October 31 – November 3, 2017
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Booth #459

Join us at EDUCAUSE! Interested in improved wireless coverage and capacity (cellular and Wi-Fi) for your university campus? Whether an urban or sprawling campus environment, our team of experts will work with you to design the perfect solution, ensuring seamless connectivity for your students, faculty and visitors.

From the stadium and arena, to campus clinics and learning buildings, we will design, install and maintain a system, or converged network of multiple systems (including cellular, Wi-Fi, security, BMS and more), that meets all of your wireless needs.

Stop by booth #459 to sign up for a free consultation!

 

HetNet Expo 2017

HetNet Expo 2017

When: October 10-11

Where: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Convention Center

Our team will be attending HetNet Expo in West Palm Beach, Fla., October 10-11. If you are interested in meeting with one of our representatives at the show, please email us at sales@connectivitywireless.com to set up an appointment.

Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

When: September 12-14, 2017

Where: San Francisco, Moscone Center

Our team will be attending Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco September 12-14. If you are interested in meeting with one of our solutions experts at the show, please email us at sales@connectivitywireless.com to set up an appointment.

 

Two Projects, ONE™ Platform: How Connectivity Wireless is leading the way for Converged Networks in 2017

NEWS RELEASE
September 1, 2017

CONTACT INFORMATION
Brittanie Boyd, Marketing Specialist
bboyd@connectivitywireless.com

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - September 1, 2017) - Wireless network integrator Connectivity Wireless Solutions is leading the way for convergence as it completes three of the largest in-building networks in the country – University of Iowa and San Diego Convention Center.

From Comic-Con to kick off, the converged network systems installed at these sites are designed to support mobile connectivity for some of the largest crowds in the nation for years to come.

“These are two diverse venues with vastly different needs,” said Clayt Mason, CEO of Connectivity Wireless. “We are passionate about helping customers identify and implement the best solution to meet their immediate and future technology needs, and for these projects, the Corning ONE™ platform was the ideal fit.”

The fiber-based infrastructure supports the layering of additional technologies and allows customers the flexibility to take an incremental, phased approach toward converging multiple systems onto one network, as was the case with the University of Iowa and San Diego Convention Center projects.

This has become an increasingly “popular intermediary strategy for enterprises who seek to improve their wireless cellular network today, but recognize the industry shift toward convergence and want to prepare for 5G and the IoT future,” said Steven Morris, Director of Engineering for Connectivity.

Morris explained that the main drivers for a convergence system in dynamic, customer-centric venues such as these, are the flexibility that a fiber-rich infrastructure offers to venue managers and its future-readiness. “Today’s fiber-to-the-edge systems are the foundation for tomorrow’s connected world,” he said.

A Look at the Projects:

The University of Iowa system leverages 16.5 miles of fiber, 264 antennas and 528 remotes to provide robust mobile connectivity to students, faculty and visitors across the UI campus. As Iowa City expands to become the second largest city in Iowa on game days, the system was designed to support the influx of visitors and fans.

Part of a 10-year in-building wireless plan, the first phase of the installation utilized a distributed antenna system (DAS) to provide cellular coverage to UI Hospitals and Clinics, followed by this week’s completion of phase II, which extends 1.2 million-square-feet of fiber-enabled coverage and capacity to up to 85,985 mobile users throughout Kinnick stadium and Carver-Hawkeye arena.

Subsequent phases will extend coverage throughout the rest of the campus with the potential to add Wi-Fi and PON applications to the existing infrastructure.

Likewise, the ONE™ system installed at the San Diego Convention Center is designed to support multiple wireless technologies and currently utilized for DAS to boost cellular coverage and data capacity for visitors.

The SDCC system was completed in July, in time to support more than 130,000 Comic-Con-International attendees. Leveraging 26 miles of fiber, 304 antennas and 586 remotes, the Smart City-operated system boasts the first WCS DAS deployment in the area.

The fiber-to-the-edge solution allows for custom sectorization, as well as a design optimized to deliver robust, reliable download and upload speeds and coverage for AT&T and T-Mobile users throughout the venue; additional carriers are expected to join by year end.

“We’ve seen phenomenal mobile connectivity and data speeds at all three sites, and we’re proud to have played our part in helping our customers provide the best possible experience for their visitors by providing them with the best possible technology solutions” said Mason.

This customer-focus is what drives Connectivity’s success in the industry, suggests Keith Martin, Vice President of Channel Management for Corning: “Connectivity Wireless is a forward-looking partner that understands the needs of its customers like no other in the market. Ensuring its customers’ future readiness for the bandwidth and application demands is where the company truly shines,” he said. “This is precisely why Corning and Connectivity partner so well; delivering Corning ONE™ Solutions at a myriad of venues takes consistent collaboration and a focus on the same business values and principles.”

Connectivity was recently named Corning’s “Integrator of the Year” for the second year running and is the first and only integrator to achieve NPI (Network of Preferred Installers) status, granting a 25-year warranty on all Corning fiber solutions installed.

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ABOUT CONNECTIVITY WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

Connectivity Wireless Solutions is an industry-leading wireless systems integrator. With more than 400 years of combined industry experience and one of the first companies to break into the DAS industry, Connectivity has provided thousands of unique in-building wireless solutions to deliver reliable cellphone, data and multimedia connectivity to venues throughout the nation.

Better Kinnick Cell Service Expected for Football Season

Just in time for football season! Proud to be the integrator for the UI Carver and Kinnick distributed antenna system.

U.S. Cellular, Verizon and AT&T are paying to be part of a UI distributed antenna system

Full online article here: http://www.thegazette.com

IOWA CITY — For many football fans, it’s not enough to watch the action on the field. They want to take photos or video and text friends watching the game at home.

In past years, people watching games at Kinnick Stadium have had miserable wireless service because of too much cell traffic in the 70,000-seat stadium.

“Getting a transmission out of the stadium is sketchy,” said Derrick Richmann, 34, of Marion. “I’d say 50 percent of my messages are dropped.”

But starting Sept. 2 for Iowa’s season opener against Wyoming, Kinnick will have increased capacity for smartphone use because of a new distributed antenna system. U.S. Cellular, Verizon and AT&T have signed contracts and paid fees to be part of the system, so customers of those companies will see improved service at football games, said Steve Fleagle, UI associate vice president and chief information officer.

The UI now owns antenna systems at Kinnick, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Service provider fees will pay for Connectivity Wireless Solutions to operate and maintain the networks, Fleagle said.

The Kinnick project involves more than 200 additional antennae, including many located on 25 new flagpoles around the top of football stadium, UI Athletics reported.

Texting, tweeting or web searching during breaks in the action at a college game is part of a “second screen” trend seen across most age demographics, but particularly with millennials.

Up to 87 percent of consumers surveyed by Accenture in 2015 said they were using TV and a second screen together. People watching a TV show may use their phones to look up actors or see what people are saying on social media about a particularly juicy episode.

At least 60 percent of at-home NFL viewers were looking at another device while watching professional football games, according to an NFL executive quoted in a 2014 GeekWire story.

“You can literally see the spikes in tweet traffic that are perfectly coordinated with interesting moments in the game,” Dick Costolo, then Twitter CEO, said in the story.

Richmann, the Marion Hawkeye fan, has missed only two UI home football games in 29 years. He likes to text with friends watching the games at home to tell them what he’s seeing in the stands, celebrate a great play or commiserate about a blunder. Other fans post selfies or pictures of the kids posing with Herky.

“We see that sort of behavior between classes,” Fleagle said about people pulling out their phones during short spurts of downtime. “People use their screens frequently.”

The UI has been trying to improve wireless service at athletic venues for several years, signing a contract with American Tower Corp in 2013 to develop networks at Kinnick and Carver. The UI terminated the deal in 2015, saying ATC failed to finish the project on time. The company sued the UI and the Board of Regents for breach of contract. That trial is scheduled for Jan. 22 in Polk County.

BICSI Fall Conference 2017

When: September 9-13, 2017

Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Register: BICSI Fall Seminar registration

 

Join us for DAS Boot Camp: Next Generation Wireless Networks

Sunday, September 24   •   1:30 – 4:30 p.m.   •   3 CEC

 

At the advent of 5G, wireless possibilities are reaching unprecedented heights. What was once a dream will soon be everyday reality and enterprises are forced to ask, “Is my infrastructure able to handle the burgeoning demands?” In preparation of the coming IoT age, we will explore next-generation wireless technologies and trends, and the infrastructures needed to support them.

Healthcare Facilities Symposium 2017

September 18-20
Austin Convention Center
Booth #522

Join us in Austin, September 18-20 at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium! Looking to brush up on latest in healthcare technologies and trends? Join us for Next Generation Wireless Networks for Healthcare or stop by booth # 522 to speak with our representatives. Click here to register today!

Next-Generation Wireless Networks for Healthcare

What: A case-study guided presentation led by Patrick Duffy, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Mark Niehus, RCDD, Connectivity Wireless
When: Tuesday, September 19 @ 4:15 – 5:15
Where: Room TBD

Click here to view full presentation details!

 

DAS Headed at San Diego Convention Center

Digital Antenna System Improves Cellular Coverage at San Diego CC

AT&T cellular data speed at San Diego Convention Center

AT&T cellular data speed at San Diego Convention Center


Connectivity Wireless is honored to be the the integrator of the Corning ONE DAS™ for Smart City Networks at the San Diego Convention Center!

Telecommunications provider for the convention industry, Smart City Networks, has announced completion of a new distributed antenna system (DAS) designed to expand the cellular service coverage and capacity at the San Diego Convention Center in California, USA.

“This new system is going to make a noticeable difference for everyone who attends an event or convention at the San Diego Convention Center,” said Julia Slocombe, vice-president of Western Region Operations for Smart City Networks.

“This was a massive upgrade, but it reiterates our commitment to deliver exceptional experiences through technology and San Diego’s commitment to be one of the leading meeting and convention destinations in the world.”

The installation of the DAS system involved plotting and installing hundreds of miniature antennas at secure points throughout the convention centre that connect to the networks of various cellular carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile.

The DAS reduces gaps in coverage created by steel or concrete pillars, isolated niches, and other architectural features that disrupt the signal between the phone and the devices receiving the messages. The result is the elimination of dead spots and improved reliability of the network.

“We are excited to offer our guests and customers yet another amenity to continue to make our facility the region’s premier gathering place,” said San Diego Convention Center Corporation president & CEO Clifford ‘Rip’ Rippetoe.

Smart City also installed a two-way radio system throughout the convention center that allows communication anywhere in the facility.

Implementation of the project took just over two years.

The convention centre brings about 900,000 visitors to San Diego every year.

Checkout the online CMW article here: http://www.c-mw.net/digital-antenna-system-improves-cellular-coverage-san-diego-cc/

 

Sports and Entertainment Alliance in Technology

SEAT 2017

When: July 16-18

Where: Atlanta, Marriott Marquis

Want your chance to win a virtual reality headset? Stop by booth # 701 at the SEAT Conference in Atlanta! Speak to one of our representatives to learn about the latest technologies for sports and entertainment venues or contact us prior to the conference to arrange an onsite meeting with our team: sales@connectivitywireless.com

Join us for Challenges: Mobility and Meeting the Demand, a VIP Round Table Luncheon on Monday, July 17 to hear from the parties building in-building networks at your venues! Email bboyd@connectivitywireless.com to inquire about registration – limited seating available.