Verizon Wireless and the Baltimore Ravens announced today the communications system at M&T Bank Stadium. Verizon installed a distributed antenna system (DAS), which includes 600 small antennas, 146 remote radio units, 35 miles of coaxial cable, and 327 miles of fiber. Fans at the stadium will be a boosted 3G and/or 4G signal. If you want to brag to your friends and family by sending them a picture of you at the stadium, you can do that; if you want to check to make sure the Steelers are losing, you can do that; if you want to stream NFL Mobile on your Verizon smartphone, you can do that too, on the even faster connection at M&T Bank Stadium!
“We are constantly looking for ways to improve the fan experience at M&T Bank Stadium,” said Dick Cass, Baltimore Ravens team President. “We believe that the installation of this state-of-the art wireless communication network is an important step forward.”
“Our customers want and need to stay connected with family, friends, co-workers and clients and share their experiences and excitement while attending games at M&T Bank Stadium and cheering on the Ravens to victory,” said Mike Maiorana, regional president, Verizon Wireless. “As a Ravens’ partner and the official wireless sponsor of the NFL, Verizon Wireless is proud that our customers will be the first to enjoy improved coverage and even faster speeds when sending photos, videos or checking other game scores on their smartphones or tablets while watching the Ravens continue their winning season.”
“The Baltimore Ravens, as the AFC North Division leader and having clinched a playoff berth, are a world-class team deserving of a world-class stadium,” said John Morton III, Chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority. “The installation of this new, state-of-the-art communications network is an important upgrade and investment in Maryland’s infrastructure and places M&T Bank Stadium in a unique group of professional sports venues around the country to offer an enhanced wireless experience for fans.”