Texas Longhorns go DAS!


AT&T enhances mobile Internet coverage

New Distributed Antenna System provides additional wireless capacity for UT campus and DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.
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AUSTIN, Texas — As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services, AT&T* has expanded its mobile Internet coverage at The University of Texas at Austin by completing a 4G LTE upgrade on the campus Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This upgrade is expected to result in an enhanced customer experience throughout the campus and stadium by providing students and fans with improved delivery of mobile content and more consistent download and upload data speeds.A DAS consists of multiple strategically placed antennas that distribute AT&T’s wireless network coverage at the university, providing for more efficient management of wireless capacity in heavily trafficked areas. DAS has the ability to provide enhanced, consistent wireless coverage to customers in spaces where geographical limitations—terrain, building construction, etc. — or crowd density might otherwise prevent an optimal wireless experience.AT&T 4G LTE is now available on The UT campus, DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium and the Frank Erwin Center.”We are excited to say that we are now able to offer our students, faculty and guests an enhanced mobile experience on campus and at the stadium,” said Brad Englert, chief information officer for The University of Texas. “The initiative to expand wireless coverage at UT has been a multi-year, multi-building project with AT&T, and we look forward to collaborating with them on future projects as we further connect our campus.”The 4G LTE DAS upgrade at the university is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud-based services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add more than 1,000 DAS nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as more than 10,000 macro cell sites, and deploy more than 40,000 small cells, to increase the density of its wireless network.

“We want to ensure a great network experience no matter what – whether it’s a student making a call and checking email between classes or a football fan sharing the most exciting moments at a Longhorns game with friends and family,” said Dahna Hull, VPGM of Austin for AT&T. “With initiatives like Project VIP, we’re continuing to invest in the wireless network, and providing enhanced wireless coverage at The University of Texas, is just one way that we’re investing in Austin.”

DAS technology helps improve the mobile Internet experience by shortening the distance a request must travel. The additional capacity also is expected to help improve call reliability, boost data traffic capacity and enable more consistent network access on the college campus, helping students and faculty make the most of their AT&T devices.

“The University of Texas, is a leader when it comes to integrating mobile technology to enhance the student experience,” said Chris Roy, Vice President- Government and Education, AT&T. “AT&T and the university have a long standing and innovative relationship, and we are excited to work with the University of Texas at Austin, to enhance the mobile experience for students, faculty and alumni when they are on the campus or at the stadium.”

These investments help to ensure Texas residents continue to enjoy the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, at work or on the go. Across Austin and the state of Texas, AT&T’s 2013 investments have resulted in expansion and enhancement of the 4G LTE network, which provides ultra-fast speeds. For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Austin or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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Reference: http://texassports.com/news/2013/10/31/facilities_1031132704.aspx

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