The Pepsi Center Arena, Denver Colorado Deploys Zinwave DAS Technology to Enhance 4G Capabilities
Zinwave 4G DAS facilitates high speed wireless data services during Nugget, Avalanche and Mammoth games
CAMBRIDGE, England, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
The Pepsi Center Arena, a multipurpose sports venue and concert hall situated in
Denver, Colorado, is deploying Zinwave’s distributed antenna system (DAS) to enhance
cellular coverage for 4G services using MIMO (multiple-input and Multiple-output)
technology. This is in response to a growing demand for immediate access to high speed
data services during major tournaments and events.
The DAS system has been designed and commissioned in conjunction with TriPower, a
leading US systems integrator and wireless technology development company.
The overall site occupies a total area of more than 45 square acres. The five-storey
building comprises: a basketball court, soccer pitch, hockey rink, three restaurants, TV
recording studios, retail outlets as well as premier conference facilities. It can seat
more than 19 000 fans during sporting events and 21 000 fans during concerts.
Zinwave’s DAS technology was chosen as the preferred solution further to the issue of
a public tender for in-building wireless coverage at the Arena. A fundamental requirement
was the ability to support all existing commercial frequencies (CDMA, 2G, 3G) as well as
LTE frequencies (700MHz, 850MHz, 1,900 MHz, 2,100 MHz), delivered over MIMO antenna
Zinwave’s DAS was selected because of its flexibility, open architecture, and its
ability to support all the required frequencies on a single hardware layer. Zinwave system
3000 is the only true wideband active DAS available in the US. It supports all frequencies
between 150MHz and 2700MHz, making it completely future-proof and offering rapid ROI.
Its straightforward design also meant that the remote units (used to optimise
signal-outputs) could be easily installed throughout the arena and seamlessly integrated
with existing fibre cabling infrastructures, which resulted in significant cost savings.
The DAS comprises 12 x primary hubs that are connected directly to the carrier base
stations, 18 secondary hubs, for service distribution and management purposes, and over
140 remote units, discretely installed throughout the arena to optimise signal-outputs
during peak network usage.
Says Laddy Fleming, EVP, Worldwide Sales: “We are delighted to have been selected as
the preferred technology partner. Zinwave’s active DAS ensures carriers can satisfy
consumer demandfor high speed access to advanced wireless services at all times, even
during peak usage periods.”
Zinwave has pioneered a new approach for multi-service in-building wireless coverage.