AT&T customers are getting a big boost in cell coverage and capacity throughout the Miami area in advance of pro football’s Biggest Game. The telecom says it’s been working for more than a year – and invested more than $85 million – to boost its network through a series of both permanent and temporary city upgrades.
“When fans head to Miami to cheer on their team, we want to keep them connected to share and engage with their favorite experiences,” said Chris Sambar, EVP, Technology Operations.
“The investment we’ve made in our network will help them connect faster and easier than before.”
But AT&T says its network improvements aren’t temporary. “Miami residents will continue to see the benefits of our enhanced network even after the game ends,” said Sambar.
AT&T upgraded its portion of the in-stadium Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and other network enhancements – like adding 5G+ and Band 14 spectrum. It says that will provide over 300 percent more LTE capacity than what was available at the start of the football season.
Outside the stadium, fans and first responders will be able to enjoy improved coverage in hotels, arenas, airports and convention centers, among other venues through a series of network enhancements.
- AT&T now offers extra speed and capacity over 5G+ in parts of 35 cities, including Miami and Miami Gardens.
- It’s upgraded or installed a new DAS at 29 additional locations throughout the Miami area.
- AT&T is deploying 6 Cell on Wheels to handle expected increased wireless network demands. They will improve reliability and data speeds during the week leading up to and during the Big Game.
- The telecom is also enhancing network coverage for the 10th annual AT&T TV Super Saturday Night. The deployments will include a Super COW capable of 5G+ at Meridian Island Gardens to enhance coverage for all the fans headed to see Lady Gaga perform the night before the Big Game.