Connectivity provider ExteNet Systems says it has a new, advanced mobility network at Philadelphia’s One Penn Center.
The 670,000 square feet Class A commercial office building sits above Suburban Station and has undergone major renovation over the past five years. Several leading companies occupy the privately owned and managed building in downtown Philadelphia today, and its occupants and visitors will now enjoy mobile broadband connectivity via ExteNet’s neutral-host in-building distributed antennae system (DAS) enabled on a shared communications infrastructure.
“Ensuring safety for our tenants and visitors, alongside delivering top-class amenities, remain some of our key priorities,” said Mathew Thompson, chief of pperations at One Penn Center. “As we continue to maintain over 90% occupancy in our building with many renowned tenants, we remain focused on enhancing our on-premise facilities and offerings for them. We have, as part of our building renovation and automation efforts, modernized our elevators with a sophisticated computerized call system, made our building highly energy efficient with over 700 individually controlled heat pump units providing customized climate control, and have now engaged ExteNet for mobile broadband connectivity. We are looking forward to ExteNet’s expertise in delivering a multi-carrier network addressing the in-building connectivity needs of all our tenants and visitors soon.”
“Enabling multi-carrier mobile broadband connectivity at One Penn Center is a high priority for Realex Capital Group and we are pleased to provide our network design, build and operations services to them,” said Greg Spraetz, SVP of real estate solutions at ExteNet Systems. “We deliver Digital Real Estate where connectivity becomes the building’s 4th utility providing advanced communications infrastructure to support 4G, 5G, broadband, IoT and public safety. One Penn Center has a roster filled with prestigious clients and we are delivering them a network that will provide users an ultra-fast, high-bandwidth and seamless mobile connectivity for years to come for their current and future connectivity needs.”
ExteNet’s high-speed fiber backbone supporting a multi-carrier network will give One Penn the infrastructure needed to meet its current mobility and connectivity requirements, while allowing the network to scale to meet 5G, building automation and IoT requirements, the company said.