U.S. connectivity provider Quantum Wireless recently installed a custom network solution at the Faena Hotel and Faena Forum in Miami Beach to meet demand ahead of the Super Bowl, the firm said in a release.
The Faena Forum is the site of NFL House, which is an exclusive, weekend-long Super Bowl event for VIPs that is sponsored by Verizon. Attendees will include team owners, sponsors, former players, and league personnel.
The company has deployed a new high-speed, broadband cellular network at the five-star Faena Hotel and Faena Forum in Miami Beach, along with a new OnGo private LTE network using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), in preparation for the nation’s largest sporting event.
Quantum, a member of the CBRS Alliance since 2018, received approval from the Federal Communications Commission for the CBRS network as an initial experimental deployment of the new technology.
The Quantum CBRS network and distributed antenna system (DAS) are designed to improve wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds during events at both locations. With CBRS-capable handsets, users can communicate privately and securely over the Quantum CBRS network, independently from cellular networks and public WiFi systems.
The Quantum DAS is a neutral-host network, capable of providing service for all major wireless carriers inside both venues. The nation’s two largest wireless carriers have joined the Quantum DAS, giving their customers the benefit of improved service at the Faena, with a third carrier slated to join later in 2020.
“The Faena Miami Beach is a perennial award-winning luxury resort, known for its VIP clientele and events. Their guests are accustomed to superior service, and we are proud to enable superior mobile connectivity for Faena guests, staff and visitors,” said Dan Harkness, CEO of Quantum Wireless. “We are thrilled to have been chosen to support the Faena’s technology needs with the installation of this new distributed antenna system, and to pilot this ground-breaking new CBRS technology just in time for the nation’s largest sporting event to converge on Miami.”
Atlanta-based Quantum Wireless owns and operates commercial wireless infrastructure solutions that provide cellular and data connectivity in both indoor and outdoor environments. Using neutral distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells and related technologies, Quantum Wireless develops systems for wireless carriers and enterprise customers in commercial real estate, hospitality, healthcare, education, transit, sports and entertainment and municipal government.
“Quantum was founded in 2016 and we operate nationwide, but currently have a concentration in the Southeast. Our deployments to date have been focused mainly in the sports and entertainment and hospitality industries, where we continue to see a high level of opportunity. We focus on building custom network solutions, and we typically deploy DAS, DRAN, and small cells, and we are of course now starting to pilot test CBRS networks as part of our deployments,” the company’s COO, Courtney Harkness, told In-Building Tech.