U.S. wireless infrastructure company Mobilitie is installing a 5G wireless network at Cook County’s George W. Dunne Office Building. Located in the heart of Chicago’s central business district, the building serves county, city and state government entities and thousands of county residents seeking government services.
“Our innovative partnership with Mobilitie will enhance voice, data and streaming connectivity for employees and visitors to the Dunne County Office Building,” said Jessica Caffrey, director of real estate management with the Cook County government. “Mobilitie has been a valuable partner during our efforts to modernize wireless technology in order to better serve the public.”
“Mobilitie’s public-private partnership with Cook County will help the county address the rapidly-growing need for enhanced wireless coverage and capacity within large government buildings, especially in dense urban areas like Chicago,” said Matthew Tuchman, director of Wireless Solutions at Mobilitie. “We are thrilled to work with Cook County and are eager to continue innovating with federal, state, and local government partners focused on strengthening wireless connectivity.”
In a recent interview with In-Building Tech, Jason Caliento, Executive Vice President, Network Strategy at Mobilitie said that the firm foresees growth opportunities for the firm in 2021. “As we look at 2021, we’re seeing nothing but increased interest and opportunities in connecting businesses and their customers, schools and their students, local governments and its citizenry. More specifically, with the recent CBRS and C-band auctions, 5G deployments, massive small cell investments, and the entrance of Dish into the marketplace, we are very bullish on the overall outlook for 2021, and is expected to be one of our largest growth years,” Caliento said.
“We are seeing significant year-over-year growth in our In-Building Networks for venue owners. As tenants return to commercial real estate, as guests return to hotels, and as smaller venues look to attract visitors, building, hotel, and venue owners are seeing that they need to have outstanding in-building coverage and capacity to attract and retain their tenants, guests, and fans,” the executive added.