Barclays Center


Connecting Barclays Center With Distributed Networks

Barclays Center, opened in 2012, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is part of a $4.9 billion business and residential complex now known as Pacific Park. The arena is currently home to the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association and the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. The arena also hosts concerts, conventions and other sporting and entertainment events throughout the year.

ExteNet installed a DAS in the arena that is compatible with mobile broadband service from all 4 major wireless carriers from day 1.. The network accommodates fans and guests who watch video and communicate via text and social media on their mobile devices while at the venue. ExteNet met a tight deadline and implemented the distributed network within 12 weeks, all done during the construction stages of the arena itself, to deliver a network that fits comfortably and unobtrusively into the arena's unique design.

 

"Our goal is to provide our patrons and fans with an enhanced in-arena experience including broadband wireless service and multimedia capability," said a director at Barclays Center developer Forest City Ratner Companies "We are extremely pleased with ExteNet's leadership, technical expertise and ability to work with all of the major carriers to complete this critical project in an accelerated timeframe."