FEBRUARY 24, 2009 -- Mobilitie LLC, a provider of telecom infrastructure, has constructed the initial phase of its fiber-optic distributed antenna system (DAS) in New York City's Central Park. This network, the first of its kind in Central Park, will provide wireless communication providers an option for coverage and capacity.
The construction of this system presented particular challenges because of the strict requirements to protect the natural appearance of this historic and revered part of New York City, according to the company. Care was taken, in both design and construction, to ensure preservation of the surroundings and ongoing recreational activities.
The Central Park DAS network is scheduled for completion in March 2009. Mobilitie's fiber networks are technology agnostic and can be utilized by multiple carriers.
Within the past year Mobilitie has successfully deployed over 13,000 fiber miles throughout Manhattan. "We could not have undertaken such an intricate fiber optic network without the tremendous support from the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications and support from the Bloomberg administration," said Gary Jabara, President and CEO, Mobilitie.