Wireless infrastructure provider Mobilitie and ASM Global are bringing 5G connectivity to the Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) in San Juan, the former said in a release.
The Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC), operated by ASM Global, hosts an average of 350 events and over 600,000 visitors per year. With more than 600,000 square feet of total space, including an Exhibition Hall that can seat nearly 17,000 people and a ballroom that can accommodate more than 4,000, the PRCC is capable of hosting more than 25,000 simultaneous guests.
“Network connectivity plays a crucial role within the Convention Center and has been a major focus of operation for us,” said Jorge Pérez, ASM General Manager, Puerto Rico Convention Center. “Deploying a new state-of-the-art wireless network is a complex undertaking, and it takes a trusted partner like Mobilitie to make this a reality. We’re excited to provide visitors, exhibitors and conferences with an unmatched network experience while visiting PRCC.”
The network at PRCC will be designed with 5G capable architecture, ensuring that the visitors attending conferences, meetings and other special events have reliable connectivity throughout the entire convention center.
“High-speed wireless networks and next generation mobile technologies are vital elements of the telecom infrastructure build out in Puerto Rico,” said Michael Curry, VP of Wireless Solutions of Mobilitie.
Earlier this month, Mobilitie said it is bringing 5G connectivity to Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to the NBA’s Timberwolves and WNBA’s Lynx.
The wireless infrastructure provider said that it is currently working with carrier partners and Target Center, with the aim of launching a 5G network inside the arena.
Mobilitie is in the process of deploying a system with over 160 antennas, 12 sectors and more than 45,000 feet of fiber throughout the arena.
Also this month, Mobilitie and venue owner/partners AEG and MGM Resorts International partnered to provide 5G connectivity to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The T-Mobile Arena is home of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, UFC, concerts, championship sporting events and numerous annual awards shows and special events.
Through this strategic partnership, Mobilitie will deploy a 5G network at the venue. The 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena will feature 5G service and speed that blankets the entire arena, including the full seating bowl.
Mobilitie also recently announced that it is supporting wireless carriers as they outfit Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field, home Tampa Bay Rays, with 5G capabilities. The network upgrade, comprised of a 15 sector MIMO DAS, will feature more than 15,000 feet of fiber, 138 remote units and 276 antennas.
Mobilitie wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS networks, small cells, IoT, and Wi-Fi networks.