Network infrastructure solutions company ExteNet Systems announced an extension of its advanced mobility network at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
ExteNet Systems said that the new network was launched at the recently opened REACH building within the Kennedy Center campus.
“Our new REACH building provides a unique interactive arts and cultural experience alongside enrichment, and we are delighted that the patron experience will be enhanced with our new cellular service in the venue,” said Bob Sellappan, director of IT operations at the Kennedy Center. “The health, safety and wellness of our patrons, visitors and staff are imperative to us, and the post Covid-19 mobile connectivity throughout our venue will be an assurance for all. ExteNet’s network expertise, operational capability and ability to deliver the multi-carrier mobile and broadband network within 6 weeks sets them apart.”
“The Kennedy Center is an American cultural landmark and we are pleased to continue to serve the facility and the United States General Services Administration (GSA),” said Greg Spraetz, SVP of real estate solutions at ExteNet Systems. “As we focus on delivering secure, reliable and seamless connectivity, our neutral-host networks enable different services including 4G, 5G, broadband, IoT and public safety in a variety of settings including outdoor locales, in-building and campuses. On certain days, The Kennedy Center and the new REACH building may host over 15,000 visitors, and we’re pleased to provide advanced connectivity to complement a unique venue experience.”
ExteNet Systems is a provider of converged communications infrastructure and services addressing outdoor and in-building wireless, fiber and other advanced connectivity services.
The company’s customers include mobile network operators real estate owners, property managers, wholesale carriers, enterprises, municipalities and rural carriers. ExteNet’s outdoor networks are deployed in a variety of urban, suburban and rural environments while indoor networks are typically deployed in property verticals like commercial office buildings, sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, healthcare facilities and transit systems.
Also, the company announced Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) networks with RTO Wireless, an operator delivering mobile voice and data, broadband, backhaul, and IoT connectivity infrastructure for rural markets. The company said that this deployment will be among the first in the 3.5GHz band of shared spectrum commercially operational in the United States.
“At RTO Wireless, we are focused on addressing the digital divide that hinder access and progress within the rural communities,” said Steve Hubbard, CEO of RTO Wireless. “As a member of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, RTO continues to forge ahead with our plans to disrupt the economic challenges facing rural connectivity and deliver broadband in underserved markets. ExteNet’s CBRS platform and approach enables RTO to deploy the latest technology in a rapid and cost-effective manner.
RTO Wireless currently serves Maine, New York and Vermont markets, with plans for nationwide coverage.