DAS Solutions for Arenas & Stadiums
Optical Telecom designs, installs and supports Distributed Antenna System (DAS) installations for Arenas and Stadiums, indoors and outdoors.
DAS for Arenas and Stadiums
Arenas and Stadiums are challenging environments for wireless voice and data communications. Because of their large capacity and varied activities, the communications network needs to be robust enough to provide service under the most extreme conditions.
DAS can provide enhanced wireless coverage to customers in indoor or outdoor spaces where geographical limitations, such as terrain and building construction, or crowd density might impede an otherwise optimal wireless experience.
Optical Telecom Arena and Stadium Projects
Optical Telecom has recently completed Distributed Antenna System (DAS) installations at many high-profile stadiums and arenas across the US. These projects included both indoor and outdoor DAS projects that have boosted wireless carrier performance and improved the wireless experience for fans, media and support personnel.
- Dallas Cowboy's Stadium
- Baylor University
- Texas A&M University
- University of Texas
- FedEx Forum
- KFC YUM! Center
- Truman Sports Complex
The Mercedes Superdome in New Orleans, LA, was host recently to the BCS National Championship game and fans, teams, media and stadium personnel enjoyed an enhanced wireless experience, thanks to the DAS installation that was rolled out just prior to the game.
Optical Telecom, working with AT&T, completed the installation of the DAS system in just under three months. The project from beginning to end went from September, 2011 to being fully deployed on December 23, 2011, in time for the Saints win over the Atlanta Falcons. Crews worked on the deployment of the DAS around the clock and every effort was made to ensure the system was not obtrusive or bothersome to spectators.
This state of the art facility is home to the Dallas Cowboys and a wide variety of venues including concerts and sporting events. The stadium is the largest domed stadium in the world, has the world's largest column-free interior. With a capacity of 110,000 and unparallelled multi-media facilities, this stadium exceeds expectations with superior wireless coverage provided by an Optical Telecom DAS installation.
Baylor University, Waco, TX
Floyd Casey Stadium has been the home of the Baylor Bear Football team since 1950. Located four miles from the Baylor campus, it was built in 1950 and has undergone multiple renovations. The stadium holds more than 50,000 fans. In 2011, Optical Telecom worked with AT&T to install an outdoor DAS to provide enhanced mobile device coverage and capabilities.
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Kyle Field at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, is known as The Home of the 12th Man. Kyle field has a stated capacity of 83,002 (the thirteenth largest stadium in the NCAA), but has hosted crowds in excess of 90,000. A DAS installation from Optical Telecom improved wireless reception and coverage.
Reed Arena provides a first-class facility for entertainment, education and business needs of Texas A&M University as well as for the Bryan and College Station communities and can seat up to 12,500. Large events include concerts, family entertainment, trade shows, student programs, Texas A&M University basketball games and commencement ceremonies.
Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
Work was recently completed at the University of Texas to support growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services. Working with AT&T, Optical Telecom installed a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at The University of Texas to serve customers attending Texas Football games and other events at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
The DAS consists of hundreds of strategically placed antennas that distribute the wireless network coverage throughout the stadium, providing for more efficient management of wireless capacity in heavily-trafficked areas.
Frank Erwin Center
The Frank Erwin Center is a multi-purpose arena on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. It is the home court of the UT men's and women's basketball programs.
Located right next to downtown Austin, Texas, The Erwin Center is Austin's premier venue for large public and private events. The center holds many diverse events ranging from concerts to wrestling events and private banquets. A DAS installation at the Center will provide an enhanced wireless experience for fans, teams, entertainers and support personnel.
The FedEx Forum, located in downtown Memphis, TN, is the home of the Memphis Grizzlies and the men's basketball program of the University of Memphis. The venue also has the capability of hosting ice hockey games, concerts, and family shows.
Optical Telecom worked on the instgallation of a DAS within the Forum, which increased wireless coverage and improved the overall visitor experience.
The recently completed KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, KY is home to the University of Louisville men's and women's basketball team. The complex will also feature conventions, ice shows, and collegiate sport championships. It is the fifth largest college basketball arena in the nation, with a capacity of 22,000.
Optical Telecom installed the Distributed Antenna System at the KFC YUM! Center to complete the state of the art technology including an integrated scoring and video display system.
The Harry Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City, MO, includes Arrowhead Stadium, home to the Kansas City Chiefs, and Kauffman Stadium, home to the Kasas City Royals. DAS was installed by Optical Telecom at the complex in 2005.