U.S. wireless infrastructure provider Mobilitie will bring a 5G wireless network to the campus at the University of Cincinnati, the company said in a release.
This partnership will provide a state-of-the-art neutral-host network to the Fifth Third Arena and numerous buildings throughout campus, including to the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Mobilitie said.
The University of Cincinnati campus hosts more than 45,000 students, pursuing undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees across a variety of fields including health care, law and business. The Fifth Third Area has the capacity to host more than 12,000 fans for basketball, volleyball and other events. Mobilitie will work in close cooperation with the University to design, deploy and operate neutral-host wireless network infrastructure capable of meeting the needs of the institution today, and provide a foundation for future generations of wireless technology.
“Mobilitie is proud to partner with the University of Cincinnati to deploy a cutting-edge 5G wireless network,” said Melissa Mullarkey, regional vice president of wireless solutions at Mobilitie. “The network design for the campus addresses the fast-growing demand for enhanced connectivity at Fifth Third Arena and at several key buildings on campus.”
The University of Cincinnati joins a growing list of existing partnerships to deploy and manage wireless technology at institutions around the county including the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, University of Alabama, George Mason University and Nova Southeastern University, among others.
In December of 2019, Mobilitie had announced a deal to deploy next-generation mobile connectivity to the students, staff and visitors of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
NSU had selected the firm to create a campus-wide 5G wireless infrastructure for its 20,000-plus students.
NSU highlighted that it had selected Mobilitie based on its experience deploying in the most complex environments, both indoor and outdoor. The company has implemented massive small cell deployments in the U.S.’s biggest cities as well as custom-built distributed antenna systems (DAS) in major sports stadiums.
Last month, the firm Mobilitie announced it was deploying a 5G network at West End Stadium, the future home to FC Cincinnati. The stadium is expected to officially open in March 2021 and will host 26,000 fans.
Mobilitie is deploying a network of more than 60,000 linear feet of fiber. With more than 200 antennas, including 8 multi-beam antennas, the network will provide attendees with the fastest possible 5G connection throughput speeds with the lowest latency or data lags, the company said.