The University of Arizona Selects Boingo Wireless as First Distributed
Antenna System (DAS) Partner
Boingo to Deploy Advanced Cellular DAS Network Providing World-Class
Connectivity for Fans, Students and Staff Throughout Arizona Stadium, Campus
LOS ANGELES & TUCSON, Ariz. -- July 30, 2013
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ:WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves
consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, announced today that the
University of Arizona has selected the company to design, build and manage the
University’s first Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which will provide
improved voice and data coverage and capacity for Wildcat fans, students and
The first phase of the Boingo DAS network deployment will deliver
comprehensive cellular coverage throughout the 56,000-seat Arizona Stadium,
including all fan areas and the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory, as well
as the nearby student residence halls.
Boingo’s approach to the neutral host, multi-carrier DAS network will ensure
network availability to all wireless carriers without bias, at no cost to the
university. The Boingo DAS network is scheduled to launch in fall 2013, during
the Wildcat football season.
“We are excited for what the DAS will do to enhance the game day experience
for our fans. It’s important to us that we evolve and improve, and the DAS
helps us to keep pace with the technology needs of our customers,” said Greg
Byrne, University of Arizona Vice President for Athletics.
“Boingo has a great track record of designing and maintaining cellular DAS
systems for both public and private service use in high-density locations.
Boingo’s new DAS network will provide enhanced public safety and spectator
connectivity, allowing fans to enjoy a safe and connected Game Day
experience,” said Matt George, University of Arizona’s Assistant Athletic
Director, Video and Information Technology. “Our collaboration with Boingo
will also lay the foundation for a multi-phase, expanded cellular installation
that will strengthen and improve the campus network for years to come.”
“The University of Arizona understands that data demand is set to
exponentially increase in the coming years, and has ambitious plans to greatly
enhance campus cellular capacity and coverage. We bring more than a decade of
experience in developing multi-purpose, flexible DAS solutions to the UA’s
first DAS project, and are building a network that will scale with the
University’s connectivity needs,” said Doug Lodder, vice president of business
development for Boingo Wireless. “We look forward to helping the University
realize its vision of an advanced, campus-wide cellular network that
anticipates the future connectivity demands of fans, students and faculty.”
The multi-layered DAS network will be optimized to provide high-capacity
coverage throughout the common areas of the stadium and nearby facilities and
dormitories, ensuring that Wildcat fans will be able to share video, photos,
Facebook updates and Tweets real-time, while campus communications systems
will have increased network availability.
“The Boingo DAS installation is part of the University’s Strategic Network
Master Plan, a ten-year plan developed by campus IT and business professionals
in partnership with the Office of the CIO to upgrade the capacity and security
of our campus network,” said Michele Norin, University of Arizona Chief
Information Officer. “The Network Master Plan helps us anticipate and meet the
technological needs of the UA campus community and ensure its continued growth
Boingo has extensive experience operating advanced DAS systems with networks
deployed at major league sports stadiums, mass transit hubs and universities.
The company is the largest provider of neutral host DAS networks in U.S.
airports, including Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway, and New York’s JFK, LaGuardia
and Newark International airports.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast
footprint of small cell networks covers more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi
locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually – in places as
varied as airports, stadiums, shopping malls, restaurants, universities, and
military bases. The Boingo platform is the only monetization engine of its
kind, driving revenue through carrier offload, advertising, location-based
data analytics, and consumer products like IPTV, high-speed broadband, and
Wi-Fi. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
About the University of Arizona
The University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university and a member of
the prestigious, invitation-only Association of American Universities—made up
of just 62 universities in the country. Rising from the sands of the Sonoran
desert in 1885, the institution is transforming science fiction into
scientific fact, collaborating across disciplines and engaging in novel
partnerships to make the unknown known. As one of the world’s premier public
research universities, the University conducts more than $625 million of
research annually. Home to two allopathic medical schools in Tucson and
Phoenix, the UA Tech Park, The University of Arizona Health Network, and a
member of the Arizona Space Grant Consortium, the University creates an $8.3
billion economic impact for Arizona. U.S. News and World Report placed 14
University of Arizona graduate programs among the top 20 in the nation and it
is one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars. With its
manifesto, “never settle,” the University is harnessing the pioneering spirit
of the Old West to build a new university for the 22nd century, producing
graduates who are global citizens, engaged leaders, and fulfilled individuals.
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Boingo Wireless Contact:
Katie O’Neill, 310-689-1163
University of Arizona Contact:
Interim Assistant Vice President for University Communications
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