Wireless infrastructure firm Mobilitie and venue owner/partners AEG and MGM Resorts International have 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. In addition, by incorporating high-band spectrum in the 39 GHz and 28 GHz bands, spectators and attendees will experience the fastest possible 5G connection throughput speeds with the lowest latency or data lags, Mobilitie said.
Mobilitie and AEG have worked together on numerous projects to provide wireless infrastructure through popular iconic venues such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles), Target Center (Minneapolis) and Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson), among others.
Dan Quinn, general manager of T-Mobile Arena, said, “Our partners at Mobilitie are industry leaders, committed to technological advances and innovation. T-Mobile Arena’s new 5G network will enhance future event experiences for all of our employees, guests and partners.”
“Partnering with AEG to bring a high-speed network to an iconic venue like T-Mobile Arena has been an exciting project for us,” said Lisa Doumiaty, vice president of Wireless Solutions at Mobilitie. “We’re eager to help fans share memorable experiences through a blazing fast 5G wireless network like they have never experienced before.”
Last week, Mobilitie said 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.
In September, Mobilitie began the deployment of a 5G network at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal Mall, which requires installing a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that has a fiber and cable backbone of more than 20,000 linear feet.