Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

Connecting Circuit of the Americas With Distributed Networks

Opened in 2012, the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is a state-of-the-art multipurpose World Class Racing Circuit track in Austin, Texas. While COTA plays host to the Formula One United States Grand Prix. it also hosts the Motorcycle Grand Prix of The Americas, a round of the Road Racing World Championship, commonly known as Moto GP, the FIA World Endurance Championship, as well as the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The circuit was the first in the United States to be purpose-built for Formula One. The track was officially opened on October 21, 2012 with Mario Andretti running the ceremonial first laps in a Lotus 79, the car he drove when he became the last American to win the World Drivers' Championship in 1978. The renowned facility now has a high-quality Distributed Network owned and operated by ExteNet Systems that will provide fast, reliable communications to the growing number of spectators who use their mobile devices at the venue. The Distributed Network provides consistent coverage via a strategically placed nodes and antennas, which do not require any obtrusive towers that would potentially block certain viewing angles. The venue presented a unique challenge in terms of its massive coverage area, encompassing the track, stands and parking areas. The network combines performance with an unobtrusive design that fits comfortably into COTA's distinctive aesthetics.

 

"Our world-class facility is designed for any class of racing from motor power to human power, as well as a variety of entertainment and business events. ExteNet Systems will help us provide advanced wireless services for the cellular providers throughout our venue, while creatively maintaining the aesthetics we sought to achieve."- COTA President