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JMA Wireless deploys DAS solution at Washington’s Nationals Park stadium

JMA Wireless said it has installed its TEKO DAS in collaboration with system integrator Multipath Communications Group

U.S provider of wireless communications solutions JMA Wireless has completed a project which has improved cellular coverage and capacity at Nationals Park, home to the Major League Baseball team, the Washington Nationals.

The company carried out this project in partnership with system integrator Multipath Communications Group (MPCG).

Under this project, JMA Wireless deployed its TEKO DAS (distributed antenna system) and over 400 antennas across the venue. Additional antennas were required in the upper seating areas. Now the new wireless network can readily support the 41,000-plus fans attending the Washington National games, the company said.

The new 24-sector wireless system was deployed throughout Nationals Park and has several new capabilities including multiple-input multiple-output functionality and improved LTE speeds, JMA Wireless said.

The new DAS was deployed within 65 days during the off-season as a replacement for two older DAS networks that were not meeting the growing needs of the venue staff and patrons, the company added.

MLB sponsor T-Mobile US was also part of the project.

“T-Mobile is rightfully obsessed about our customers’ experience on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network,” said the operator’s Vice President of National Development Bob Vorlicek. “JMA Wireless checked off all of the boxes for us with their turnkey DAS network offering – and deployed it in a very timely manner.”

JMA Wireless’ TEKO DAS supports four carriers along with the 700, 800, 850, 1900, 2100, 2300 and 2500 bands, and LTE, CDMA, EVDO and UMTS technologies.

The firm also said that this modular platform ensures the minimum amount of valuable onsite real estate is used for housing technical equipment.

JMA Wireless and Multipath Communications Group also provided cable routing solutions that ensured antennas would not interfere with ingress/egress routes nor obstruct the view of the field. Additionally, the FUZE mount kits from JMA Wireless included integral termination nodes, bringing fiber-to-the-edge.

Multipath Communications Group offers in-building systems to customers in the healthcare, hospitality, and government industries.

In May, California-based DAS Group Professionals (DGP) completed the construction of a distributed antenna system project in Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicaco Cubs, the firm’s President Steve Dutto told RCR Wireless News.

Dutto said that DAS Group Professionals used JMA Wireless’ Teko platform for the implementation. The Teko DAS is a multi-band, multi-carrier modular solution, which provides cellular coverage and capacity for indoor and outdoor environments. One of its main components, the rack mounted master unit (MU), combines different high-speed wireless technologies, such as LTE and UMTS, with multiple bands to serve the various needs of the environment.

The executive explained that the DAS has 22 zones that provide coverage throughout the ballpark, the plaza adjacent to the ballpark called Gallagher Way, a multi-use plaza building (where the Cubs’ executive offices are located as well as other tenants including Starbuck’s) and Hotel Zachary.

Dutto also said that T-Mobile US, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon are involved in the project.

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Juan Pedro Tomás
Juan Pedro covers Global Carriers and Global Enterprise IoT. Prior to RCR, Juan Pedro worked for Business News Americas, covering telecoms and IT news in the Latin American markets. He also worked for Telecompaper as their Regional Editor for Latin America and Asia/Pacific. Juan Pedro has also contributed to Latin Trade magazine as the publication's correspondent in Argentina and with political risk consultancy firm Exclusive Analysis, writing reports and providing political and economic information from certain Latin American markets. He has a degree in International Relations and a master in Journalism and is married with two kids.

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