CHICAGO, June 11, 2015 — ExteNet Systems a leading provider of Distributed Networks, enabling advanced wireless services indoors and outdoors, is pleased to showcase its indoor distributed network at the iconic New York by Gehry building in New York City in conjunction with the New York State Wireless Association (NYSWA) Forum on June 16, 2015. The network significantly enhances the wireless experience for residents and enables seamless connectivity throughout the 870-foot tall, 76-story residential building.
Owned and managed by Forest City Ratner Companies, New York by Gehry was the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere when it opened in 2011 and has become an iconic figure in the Manhattan skyline. Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the waves of stainless steel on the exterior reflect changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day. With such a modern and transformative exterior, the high-rise required an equally innovative and advanced interior.
“New York by Gehry is a premium address on the cutting edge of design and architecture with distinctive aesthetics. It was a natural choice to provide our residents an internal infrastructure to match,” said Christopher Lau, Manager of Building Technology Services for Forest City Ratner Companies. “We needed an experienced partner who could design and deploy a robust distributed network without impacting the residents or unique building aesthetics. We were very confident to partner with ExteNet given its track record of success and leadership in distributed networking, especially in major metro areas like New York.”
Forest City Ratner Companies worked with ExteNet to deploy multiple, discreetly-mounted antennas throughout the building. The deployment also includes ExteNet’s high-profile patented iDUCT® solution that leverages existing HVAC ducts in the building to deliver enhanced wireless coverage and performance in a highly-effective and aesthetically-pleasing manner. ExteNet’s distributed network delivers 4G LTE wireless services for the nation’s two largest wireless carriers throughout the building.
“Customers in the New York City market demand nothing but the best, and we are proud to work with partners like ExteNet to develop innovative solutions and provide a consistent, reliable network experience for our customers,” said Michele White, Executive Director of Network Operations, Verizon Wireless. “In 2014, Verizon Wireless invested more than $640 million in the network in the New York Metro region, and results from RootMetrics prove we are on the right track as we continue to provide the very best network experience for our customers who depend on their mobile devices every day.”
As a testament to the network’s success, the building will be featured in the upcoming NYSWA Wireless Forum event on June 16, where attendees will get a tour of the building and experience the network first-hand.
“Nearly 80 percent of mobile usage originates indoors, yet only a small fraction of buildings currently covered by indoor wireless solutions support the coverage and capacity needs that residents and tenants demand,” says Ross Manire, President and CEO of ExteNet. “ExteNet is pleased to enable robust and reliable mobile connectivity for New York by Gehry.”
About ExteNet Systems, Inc.
Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks for use by wireless carriers and venue owners in key strategic markets. Using distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells, Wi-Fi and other technologies, ExteNet deploys networks to enhance coverage and capacity and enable superior wireless service in both outdoor and indoor environments. Primary markets addressed by ExteNet include outdoor distributed networks in a variety of densely occupied or heavily traveled settings, and a host of indoor verticals, including sports and entertainment venues, the hospitality industry, commercial buildings, and healthcare facilities. For more information, please visit www.extenetsystems.com.
“ExteNet®” is a registered trademark of ExteNet Systems, Inc.
About Forest City Ratner Companies
Forest City Ratner Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates 34 properties in the New York metropolitan area. Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $8.8 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.forestcity.net.