Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) has announced its distributed antenna systems (DAS) deliver always-on wireless coverage in more than 50 major sports venues and arenas across North America. Now, as many as 2.4 million spectators have access to super-fast voice, texting and data coverage – at the same time.
“Corning is committed to designing unique solutions that help carriers provide the best wireless experience to sports fans, athletes, and event staff,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning. “With our DAS, large venues can finally address issues with spotty coverage and dropped calls, giving fans the ability to instantly share their experiences with their friends and family.”
In the United States, the list of venues covered by Corning’s wireless technology includes 12 NFL football stadiums, seven Major League Baseball parks, and 14 college stadiums and arenas. There are an additional eight stadiums and arenas in Canada and Mexico, including one of the world’s largest bullrings, located in Mexico City.
Two recent high-profile wireless projects include Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind., (site of Super Bowl XLVI) and M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, (home of the Super Bowl XLVII champion Ravens). Lucas Oil Stadium was the fifth Super Bowl venue to be outfitted with a DAS provided by Corning, joining Reliant Park, Houston, Texas (site of Super Bowl XXXVIII); Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla., (site of Super Bowl XXXIX); and Ford Field, Detroit (site of Super Bowl XL).
Many outdoor venues also rely on Corning’s MobileAccessHX, a 2-watt amplifier. The high-powered remote optimizes the number of antennas required for distributing coverage, giving carriers the ability to enhance wireless service in cavernous spaces more economically.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.