U.S. wireless infrastructure company Mobilitie said it is bringing 5G connectivity to Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to the NBA’s Timberwolves and WNBA’s Lynx.
The firm 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.
“Offering an exceptional experience at Target Center is incredibly important to us and we are eager for all guests, including fans, artists, clients and promoters, to experience the wireless network from Mobilitie,” said Hugh Lombardi, general manager of Target Center.
“With 5G becoming more mainstream, our network within Target Center will elevate the fan experience to unprecedented levels,” said Katherine Krohn, Mobilitie’s VP of wireless solutions. “Whether live-streaming the game winning buzzer beater or uploading group photos, we’re thrilled to bring Target Center fans the fastest mobile network possible.”
Earlier 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. 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 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.