Cobham Wireless’ idDAS innovative Cloud-RAN technology revolutionises inner-city cellular coverage for fans watching the summer’s football on Berlin’s Fan Mile
Chesham, UK - Cobham Wireless, a global
leader in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile
communication systems, has announced that its revolutionary,
capacity-centric, intelligent digital DAS (idDAS) will be used to
provide extra high-bandwidth mobile coverage to hundreds of
thousands of football supporters on Berlin's Fan Mile.
The Fan Mile screened matches and hosted the German team's
victory parade during the last World Cup, but receiving a
high-bandwidth cellular mobile signal during these events proved
extremely difficult. This was due to regulations on visible
cellular equipment on the site and the large number of people
attempting to access high-bandwidth services simultaneously
compromising service availability.
The Fan Mile will be used for public screenings of major
matches. As a result of the idDAS installation, football fans at
these events will be able to upload HD images and videos alongside
accessing the complete range of communication services.
Cobham Wireless' idDAS system was installed on the mile stretch,
which runs in the centre of Berlin from the Victory Column to the
Brandenburg Gate, to provide coverage for major events and was
first used on New Year's Eve 2015 to coincide with Europe's largest
street party - attended by one million people. During the party
users were able to access a minimum of 50Mbps in the busiest areas
with an average 4G throughput of 70Mbps across the whole site.
"The idDAS project in Berlin was an astounding success during
the New Year street party with around one million people being
provided with high-bandwidth cellular coverage by our wireless
operator partners," said Ian Langley, Vice President and General
Manager, Cobham Wireless.
"idDAS' revolutionary Cloud-RAN technology completely
revolutionises inner-city cellular coverage, delivering highly
resilient, high-capacity cellular resources in areas where this is
traditionally almost impossible."
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