São Paulo, Brazil, July 17, 2019 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, today announced it provided wireless indoor solutions that support network technologies up to LTE Advanced (4.5G) at two massive stadiums that hosted 2019 Copa América soccer games in Brazil. The RFS solutions installed at the Maracanã and Mineirão stadiums are updates to the distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions RFS provided to support the 2013 Confederations Cup, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The revitalized RFS solutions mark the first time LTE Advanced wireless indoor coverage was available during an international soccer competition in Brazil.
Bringing reliable, high-speed coverage to tens of thousands of fans
The RFS solutions allowed tens of thousands of fans to enjoy reliable access to high-speed wireless indoor coverage throughout the Copa América competition. At the final match held at the Maracanã stadium, more than 70,000 fans generated data throughput rates comparable to those generated during World Cup games. At the Mineirão stadium, attendance was not far behind, with more than 60,000 fans watching a single playoff game and sharing unforgettable moments.
“We are extremely pleased to be the first to bring 4.5G indoor coverage to international soccer in Brazil,” says Marcos Wrobel, RFS Sales Director for Latin America. “RFS has a very strong track record of delivering reliable multi-operator and multi-technology indoor solutions for some of the most high-profile and well-attended sporting events in the world. The updated solutions at the Maracanã and Mineirão stadiums build on those successes and prove that RFS is ready to meet the next generation of indoor coverage and capacity challenges.”
“RFS has a very strong track record of delivering reliable multi-operator and multi-technology indoor solutions for some of the most high-profile and well-attended sporting events in the world”
Part of a complete, turnkey solution
- The RFS wireless infrastructure solutions at the Maracanã and Mineirão stadiums were provided as part of a complete, turnkey solution that also included:
- Configuration and commissioning of active equipment
- Updates to the electrical, air conditioning and fire prevention systems needed to support the solutions
- Signal testing to 4.5G levels
- Sectorization to ensure high-quality wireless connections in all stadium areas from the parking lots to the stands
- Operational assistance during matches
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Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure.
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