Trump Tower Chicago

Connecting Trump Tower With Distributed Networks

Chicago's Trump International Tower and Hotel is the city's second tallest building, standing 98 stories and encompassing 2.5 million square feet of premium hotel, condominium and office space. ExteNet has made Trump Tower even more appealing to visitors and tenants by installing a distributed antenna system (DAS) that enhances mobile service throughout the building.

Providing reliable wireless coverage in a skyscraper is a real challenge, since many of these buildings are much taller than the cellular towers that serve them. Additionally, loss of signal indoors due to obstructions can make it harder to make reliable voice calls or experience fast data speeds, especially on a 98-floor structure like Trump Tower.

“ExteNet's solution employs a combination of DAS and iDUCT technology, which takes advantage of existing HVAC infrastructure, to create a high performance wireless network. The current setup is compatible with multiple carriers, featuring support for multiple technologies including 3G and 4G LTE wireless service.”


"The beauty of ExteNet's iDuct technology is that we use the metal ductwork of a building's heating, ventilating and air conditioning system as the waveguide for the radio signal; there's no need to put hundreds of miles of cabling into a structure when you can take advantage of its existing infrastructure," explained ExteNet Vice President Jon Davis an interview with Internet Telephony magazine. "This makes for an installation that can be undetected – during deployment and afterward – by hotel guests."