Lisle, IL – April 2, 2013 – ExteNet Systems, Inc., a leader and innovator in the implementation and operation of distributed networks, today announced live network service with four leading US wireless carriers, MetroPCS, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Barclays Center is a 675,000-square foot sports and entertainment venue that seats up to 19,000 people and is home to the Brooklyn Nets. A multi-use venue, Barclays Center is scheduled to host more than 200 events in its inaugural year, including concerts, sports, family shows and special events. For fans and patrons, the ExteNet distributed network enables the mobile broadband experience needed for video and other multimedia applications that can personalize events and maximize in-venue experience.
Ross W. Manire, President and CEO of ExteNet Systems stated, “Barclays Center is a state-of-the-art venue, and ensuring network success while overseeing the diverse and time sensitive needs of multiple parties under tight deadlines, played to ExteNet’s strengths. We are very proud to be a participant in this project and look forward to continuing to serve Barclays Center for the long term.”
“Our goal is to provide our patrons and fans with an enhanced in-arena experience including broadband wireless service and multimedia capability, said Chip Foley, Director of Building Technology at Forest City Ratner Companies (developer of Barclays Center). “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.”
“MetroPCS, is proud to be the exclusive wireless telecommunication services Founding Partner with Barclays Center,” said Michael Johnson, VP/Regional General Manager of MetroPCS’ New York region. “We recognize the importance of providing our customers with an exceptional wireless experience and look forward to working with ExteNet Systems to deliver that strong experience both in Barclays Center, New York City and its surrounding areas.”
“AT&T, strives to connect our customers everywhere they go – where they live, where they work and where they play,” said Chad Townes, Vice President of AT&T’s Antenna Solutions Group. “Basketball fans and entertainment seekers at Barclays Center will benefit from the enhanced coverage made possible by this joint effort that we know will provide our customers with a top-notch mobile experience.”
Iyad Tarazi, VP/Small Cell Forms of Sprint stated, “We recognize that Barclays Center is a highly prestigious venue and it was imperative for us to provide our customers with seamless coverage and advanced capacity. We are very pleased with the leadership and support that ExteNet provided and highly appreciative of their unique ability to deliver a complex multi-service network.”
“Verizon Wireless is very proud to join this endeavor,” said Pat Devlin, President of the Verizon Wireless New York Metro Region. “Barclays Center is truly a state-of-the-art arena, and it’s important to us that while our customers enjoy world-class entertainment, they experience the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and most reliable 3G network.”
About ExteNet Systems, Inc.
Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks in key strategic markets for use by wireless carriers and venue owners. Using distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cell and other technologies, ExteNet networks enhance coverage and capacity and enable superior wireless service in both outdoor and indoor environments. Primary markets addressed by ExteNet include outdoor distributed networks for use by wireless carriers, and a host of indoor verticals, including sports and entertainment venues, commercial real estate, healthcare, higher education, hospitality and government agencies. For more information, visit www.extenetsystems.com.
“ExteNet” is a registered trademark of ExteNet Systems, Inc.