New DAS Installed at Nats Park


JMA Wireless and integrator Multipath Communications Group installed the JMA TEKO distributed antenna system at Nationals Park, home to the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team.

More than 400 antennas were deployed in time for the first home game on March 27, JMA recently said. The newly expanded 24-sector wireless system was deployed throughout Nationals Park and has several new capabilities, including MIMO functionality, and greater LTE speeds, according to JMA. It replaced two older DAS networks.

MLB sponsor, T-Mobile, led the effort to ensure prior issues would be resolved. The companies said the prior systems were not meeting the growing needs of the venue staff and 41,000 patrons for sold-out games.

JMA Wireless’ TEKO DAS supports four carriers. Its modular platform fits into the room at the head end, ensuring a minimum amount of real estate is used for housing technical equipment. Additional antennas were required in the upper seating areas.

To meet stringent requirements, JMA provided smaller, customized antenna enclosures that were MLB-approved. JMA Wireless and Multipath Communications Group installed cable routing solutions that ensured any units would not interfere with ingress/egress routes, nor obstruct the view of the field while still meeting cellular coverage goals.

July 10, 2018

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