TE Connectivity (TE) deployed its FlexWave Prism distributed antenna system (DAS) to deliver wireless services at Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan. The deployment supported capacity crowds at the first European Games held at the 68,000-seat stadium between 12 and 28 June 2015.
TE provided its FlexWave digital DAS to Mikrolink Azerbaijan, the system integrator on the project. The DAS supports 32 sectors of 900, 1800, and 2100 MHz 2G, 3G, and 4G services for three mobile operators and ensured that capacity crowds at the Games received strong and consistent mobile services throughout the event, the company said.
The FlexWave Prism DAS deployment includes 42 remote units that deliver coverage and capacity for the stadium bowl, back-of-house areas and parking area at Olympic Stadium. At peak usage, the system handled 40GB of download traffic, 15GB of upload traffic, and 4,000 simultaneous users on 3G for one carrier alone.
“TE’s digital DAS gave us the performance and flexibility we needed to deliver high-quality wireless services to our mobile operator customers,” said Tamer Pakel, general manager of Mikrolink Azerbaijan. “The TE team was highly professional and provided the technology and expertise to ensure a successful project.”
“FlexWave Prism distributed antenna system has rapidly become the DAS solution of choice for major stadiums all over the world, and Olympic Stadium is the latest in a long list of venues we have covered,” said Peter Wraight, vice president and general manager of TE Wireless.
“The FlexWave Prism DAS digital transport and high-capacity, high-power remote units provide a robust, multi-operator wireless solution that’s a cost-effective investment for large public venues.”