Bad reception at the Miami Heat's home is now a thing of the past with the news which fans will immediately reap the benefits of when they attend White Hot HEAT playoff games.
The infrastructure at the AmericanAirlines Arena has received a multi-million dollar boost with the installation of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS). Basically what it means is that AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint customers will get enhanced wireless coverage and capacity anywhere within the arena and we all know what happens when thousands of people simultaneously reach for their cell phone instead of watching babies crawl a mini race course during halftime.
"Through its deployment of a state-of-the art indoor DAS network, AmericanAirlines Arena is revolutionizing the ways fans stay connected with friends and family around the world," said Tony Coba, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The HEAT Group. "This allows our patrons to instantly share their in-venue experiences via their mobile devices by sharing calls, videos, texts and photos ensuring a superb cellular wireless experience before, during and after a live basketball game or concert."
The Heat's press release notes that "the additional capacity and coverage at the AmericanAirlines Arena optimizes call reliability and enables more consistent, reliable and faster data network access to its customers. DAS consists of over 320 strategically-placed antennas connected to an industry-leading cellular infrastructure that distributes wireless coverage throughout all heavily-trafficked areas to help manage high-density cellular network capacity."
When you just have to post that blurry image from your vantage point of the court on Facebook or Instagram, you'll be happy to know that "arena guests will experience improved reception when making calls, checking emails, downloading apps or surfing the internet."