Zinwave provides in-building coverage for Sydney shopping centre

Zinwave’s in-building wireless solution provides flexible multi-service, multi-operator coverage for Westfield retail development

Zinwave provides in-building coverage for Sydney shopping centre

The Zinwave 3000 system is providing in-building wireless coverage for the newly redeveloped Westfield shopping centre in Sydney, Australia.

The system has the ability to carry all the major mobile carriers, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone and covers WCDMA at 850MHz, UMTS at 2100MHz, DCS at 1800MHz, as well as the PMR systems for the mall staff.  

The network was installed by wireless infrastructure product distributor RFI, a major Zinwave partner in the region. The Zinwave 3000 systems is a wideband active Distributed Antenna System (DAS), covering all frequencies between 150MHz and 2700MHz over a single hardware infrastructure .

Steve Jacques, MD of RFI, said: ‘RFI has been involved in many high profile roll-outs, and we are particularly proud of the results achieved in this Westfield project using the Zinwave 3000 system in-building coverage solution. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Zinwave product in a high profile, multi-service environment.’

Colin Abrey, president of Zinwave International, added: ‘This was an exciting, high profile project for us and an ideal setting to showcase Zinwave’s unique 3000 system. Our 3000 DAS provided a unique solution that had the ability to carry all major operators and also provide PMR services all on one hardware layer. The system offers ease of installation and scalability with the ability to add in services in the future with no additional hardware cost.’

Stage 1 of the Westfield Sydney redevelopment opened in October 2010 with approximately 130 specialty stores. Stage 2 was opened in April 2011 and the retail component is scheduled for completion in December 2011. The completed facility will have more than 330 stores with over 88,000m2 of retail space.

Written by Wireless magazine
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