With the Super Bowl just over a week away, final preparations are being made to accommodate the tens of thousands of fans who will be using their phones during the big game. In a first for DAS deployments, Verizon is installing antennas under stadium seats in order to boost coverage in the lower bowls.
“To get a quality signal you have to get [the antenna] closer to the device,” and the only way to do that in the 100-level sections of Levi’s Stadium is to go under the seats, Verizon VP Brian Mecum stated. Over 50 under-seat antennas were installed, along with over 700 throughout the stadium and its parking lots.
Everyone in anxious to see what the wireless traffic is during the Super Bowl. Mecum said they expect to see “at least 1.5 times as much as we saw at the Super Bowl last year.”
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