September 7, 2018
Connectivity Wireless recently completed the installation of cutting-edge, in-building wireless cellular systems for two MB Real Estate properties, 181 W. Madison and Michigan Plaza.
In partnership with Simplifi Wireless Group, the class-A office spaces are now outfitted with JMA DAS to bring unparalleled coverage and capacity to support the cellular needs of tenants’ day-to-day and business operations.
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225 & 205 N. Michigan Plaza and 181 W. Madison are now outfitted with cutting-edge, in-building wireless cellular systems
CHICAGO, Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Connectivity Wireless, in conjunction with Simplifi Wireless Group, has successfully installed modern DAS solutions at Michigan Plaza and 181 W. Madison. This brings dramatic improvements to wireless connectivity throughout both class-A commercial buildings.
The commercial real estate firm responsible for property management of the two LEED-certified properties, MB Real Estate, chose to have the new systems installed because of its commitment to putting the needs of its tenants first.
“MBRE is focused on employing future-ready solutions that allow them to provide the best possible amenities and services to customers,” said Thom Antonopoulos, EVP at Connectivity Wireless. “Their choice to install DAS at these properties not only satisfies the immediate connectivity needs of mobile-device users but sets them up to succeed in tomorrow’s 5G-centric world.”
Construction at Michigan Plaza began in June 2017 and was completed in a little over four months. The neutral-host DAS currently has two of the four major U.S. wireless carriers on the system with the capability to expand to all four. The new cellular system leverages JMA equipment, 31 remotes, 85,000 feet of coax cabling, 22,000 feet of fiber cabling, and 662 antennas to extend coverage throughout the 2+-million-square-foot office complex.
“We’re happy to bring Michigan Plaza’s tenants more efficient wireless connectivity no matter where they are in the building,” said Steve Hennessy, MBRE SVP and General Manager of Michigan Plaza.
“CW was a great partner and made the installation process as easy as possible for us and tenants with little downtime during the testing phase, which is very important for a busy office building.” – Steve Hennessy, General Manager of Michigan Plaza
Construction for 181 W. Madison began in August 2017 and was completed in fewer than three months. The first carrier was on-air within two months of the construction start date. This property also utilizes JMA equipment and 16 remotes, 26,000 feet of coax cabling, 13,500 feet of fiber cabling, and 400 antennas to enable pristine cellular coverage and capacity throughout the 1-million-square-foot, 50-story office tower.
“Our tenants spend a lot of time using our amenities for work and various other activities that make high-quality wireless connectivity very important,” said Krystal Kurinsky, MBRE SVP, and General Manager of 181 W. Madison,
“Installing modern DAS solutions helped us provide even better service to our tenants, and CW made the process as painless as possible.” – Krystal Kurinsky, General Manager of 181 West Madison
The unique design and value offered by Connectivity Wireless allows all wireless carriers to operate on both systems with powerful connectivity. The design exceeded the carriers’ technical requirements, which allowed them to join the system more quickly and economically than if they had built it themselves.
With the new DAS solutions, Michigan Plaza and 181 W. Madison now offer the best in-building wireless service the industry has to offer. This puts the properties in a great position to handle the cellular demands of current and future technologies, ensuring the best, connected experience for their tenants, visitors, and staff.
“CW is a best-in-class organization for building owners to work with, ensuring the right solution and the right experience for tenants,” said Todd Landry, Corporate Vice President of Product and Market Strategy at JMA Wireless. “JMA Wireless’ TEKO® DAS is the top choice for buildings, delivering the best performance and greatest level of flexibility for future wireless technologies.”
About Connectivity Wireless
Connectivity Wireless is a leading provider of in-building wireless solutions for properties throughout the United States. Connectivity offers highly valued, advanced, and scalable solutions to wireless carriers and building owners who understand the importance of creating the best possible experience for their customers today and in the future. Connectivity Wireless empowers customers to drive digital transformation in alignment with their unique business needs and wireless goals with flexible business models and end-to-end services utilizing 5G and beyond. Stay up to date with our latest happenings by following us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or subscribe to receive our latest news, press releases, and blogs.
About MB Real Estate
Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Project/Construction Management; Tenant Representation, and Investment Services. Separately, MBRE Healthcare and its independent affiliate fund manager, ROA Holdings, are a full-service real estate entity that acquires, develops, leases, and manages healthcare facilities across the United States. MBRE is headquartered in Chicago, with regional offices in New York, Atlanta, Columbus, Orlando, Dallas, and Denver. For more information, visit www.mbres.com or www.mbrehealthcare.com.
JMA Wireless is the leading global innovator in mobile wireless connectivity solutions that ensure infrastructure reliability, streamline service operations, and maximize wireless performance. Employing powerful, patented innovations their solutions portfolio is proven to lower the cost of operations while ensuring lifetime quality levels in equipment and unrivaled performance for coverage and high-speed mobile data. JMA Wireless solutions cover macro infrastructure, outdoor and indoor distributed antenna systems, and small cell solutions. JMA Wireless’s corporate headquarters are located in Liverpool, NY, with manufacturing, R&D, and sales operations in over 20 locations worldwide. For more information visit jmawireless.com or follow JMA Wireless on Twitter at @JMAwireless.