Zayo boosts Indianapolis 500 small cell network with fiber-optic ring

May 17, 2013
Zayo Group reveals that it will deploy a dark fiber mobile backhaul infrastructure for “a major wireless network” at this year’s Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis, IN. The fiber-optic network services provider already has installed a dark fiber ring for the track, which will improve wireless capacity and reliability during the race’s events. It will then remain in place to support mobile users.

Zayo Group reveals that it will deploy a dark fiber mobile backhaul infrastructure for a small cell wireless network at this year’s Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis, IN. The fiber-optic network services provider already has installed a dark fiber ring for the track, which will improve wireless capacity and reliability during the race’s events. The fiber infrastructure will then remain in place to support mobile users.

The fiber-optic cable will backhaul traffic from a distributed antenna system (DAS) deployed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The backhaul network includes a 23-mile fiber ring connecting an unidentified national carrier's multiple points of presence and the speedway. Zayo asserts it completed the dark fiber ring in fewer than 90 days.

Zayo says it manages more than 540 fiber route miles in the Indianapolis metro area and supports service to more than 300 buildings on-net.

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