T-Mobile customers first to benefit from improved cellular coverage at James Brown Arena and the Bell Auditorium
Quantum Wireless has installed a new high-speed, broadband cellular network at the Augusta Entertainment Complex. The Quantum distributed antenna system (DAS) is designed to improve wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds during events at James Brown Arena and the Bell Auditorium. The Quantum DAS is a neutral-host system, capable of providing service for all major wireless carriers inside both venues. T-Mobile customers will be the first to benefit from improved connectivity provided by the Quantum network.
Atlanta-based Quantum Wireless is a member company in the Advanced Technology Development Center’s ATDC Signature Portfolio of startups.
“Mobile connectivity is crucial for today’s fan experience,” said Chris Bird, Spectra general manager of the Augusta Entertainment Complex. “Having good cell service at entertainment venues is no longer a customer convenience, it’s a customer expectation. This new Quantum system ensures our visitors can stay connected on their mobile devices, and it’s a significant upgrade in support of our mission to provide top-notch, quality entertainment and further enhance the quality of life here in Augusta.”
Dan Harkness, Quantum Wireless CEO and an Augusta native, said, “having grown up in Augusta, I have fond memories of attending events at the former Augusta Civic Center, including my own high school graduation. James Brown Arena is a key part of our city’s heritage, and I am proud to be able to honor the legacy of such a legendary performer by ensuring patrons who attend events at his namesake venue and at the Bell have the connectivity they need to fully enjoy the show.”
The Augusta market is an important one for T-Mobile.
“As the second-largest metro area in Georgia, Augusta is an important city for T-Mobile. Not only have we made significant investments to our network in the area, Augusta is also home to a T-Mobile call center that employs hundreds of people,” said Bentley Alexander, SVP of Field Engineering, T-Mobile. “We are proud to continue to invest in the Augusta community and be the first wireless provider to bring improved coverage for our customers at James Brown Arena and the Bell Auditorium.”
About Quantum Wireless
Atlanta-based Quantum Wireless owns and operates commercial wireless infrastructure solutions that provide cellular and data connectivity in both indoor and outdoor environments. Using neutral distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells and related technologies, Quantum Wireless develops systems for wireless carriers and enterprise customers in commercial real estate, hospitality, healthcare, education, transit, sports and entertainment and municipal government. For more information, visit quantumwi.com.
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.