|By Business Wire||
|July 22, 2013 09:08 AM EDT||
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that the company has been chosen as the exclusive cellular network provider for the new Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Boingo will design, deploy and manage a neutral-host, multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (DAS) providing mobile voice and data coverage throughout the 15,300-seat arena. The Boingo DAS network will launch timed to the opening of the new arena in September 2013.
Pinnacle Bank Arena, the new home of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers men’s and women’s basketball teams, is slated to host more than 120 major concerts, entertainment and community events annually. Key coverage areas include the Founders & Executive Suites, loge boxes, private suites, and main arena bowl, as well as the open-air roof deck overlooking downtown Lincoln’s historic West Haymarket district.
“Boingo’s success in operating neutral host DAS at SMG’s Soldier Field made them an ideal fit with our vision for the modern, technologically advanced Pinnacle Bank Arena,” said Tom Lorenz, general manager for the Pinnacle Bank Arena/SMG. “This arena will be a centerpiece of the community’s sports and entertainment activity, and Boingo brings significant experience in optimizing cellular access for a full house. Season tickets for Huskers’ men’s basketball have already sold out, and our docket of concerts is selling out well into fall 2013.”
“The University of Nebraska, the City of Lincoln, and SMG understand that today’s insatiable demand for mobile data makes DAS a necessity in state-of-the-art venues like Pinnacle Bank Arena,” said Doug Lodder, vice president of business development for Boingo Wireless. “Our neutral host DAS approach makes the network accessible to all carriers, providing a better mobile experience for everyone who visits the arena.”
The multi-layered DAS system will be configured to provide optimal cellular coverage, capacity and data speeds throughout the arena, allowing fans to share every slam dunk and view every replay on their favorite mobile devices. Boingo’s neutral host approach to DAS networks will maximize accessibility for all wireless providers, and allow carriers to deliver a high-performance experience to their customers while managing network capacity. Boingo was chosen as exclusive neutral host DAS provider by the West Haymarket Joint Public Agency (JPA), a governmental agency formed by the City of Lincoln and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Boingo has significant experience operating advanced DAS systems with networks deployed at airports, major league stadiums, mass transit hubs and universities. The company is the largest provider of neutral host DAS networks in U.S. airports, including Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway, and New York’s JFK, LaGuardia and Newark International airports.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of small cell networks covers more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually – in places as varied as airports, stadiums, shopping malls, restaurants, universities, and military bases. The Boingo platform is the only monetization engine of its kind, driving revenue through carrier offload, advertising, location-based data analytics, and consumer products like IPTV, high-speed broadband, and Wi-Fi. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
About the Pinnacle Bank Arena
The cornerstone of the city’s $344 million West Haymarket Redevelopment Project, Pinnacle Bank Arena stands primed and ready to carry Lincoln into the future. With its combination of concrete and metal panel facade, spectacular open-air roof deck, contemporary glass-encased entrance and concourse offering picturesque views of the State Capitol, Pinnacle Bank Arena is an architectural embodiment of aesthetics and modernity. Encompassing 470,400 square feet and costing $179 million, the state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena will offer year-round entertainment, including concerts, family shows, touring acts and sporting events. The time is now. The place is Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14 million square feet (1.4 million square meters) of exhibition space and more than 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Louisiana Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.
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