NASCAR's Dover Speedway installs DAS throughout venue
Deployed in partnership with American Tower, the new DAS will increase cellular telephone connectivity for the racetrack's event weekends.
Dover International Speedway and American Tower, Inc. announced a new partnership that will see a distributed antenna system (DAS) installed at the racetrack prior to the venue's Spring race weekend in 2014.
Encompassing a series of hundreds of antennas, the DAS will be installed strategically throughout the venue, including the site's grandstands, FanZone, Monster FunZone, Hospitality Tent Village, Victory Plaza and within the co-located Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
The DAS will improve cellular telephone service and increase capacity for all participating carriers on the racetrack's NASCAR event weekends, providing an upgraded alternative to relying on the external networks of the wireless carriers, which become overburdened with the dense population concentration at the track during races.
“Essentially, the DAS will enhance mobile connectivity for our fans, sponsors, media and race teams,” comments Mike Tatoian, executive vice president and COO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “With the evolution of smartphone technology, and the ability for our fans to get so much more out of their experience through channels like the NASCAR mobile app, connectivity is key while attending race weekends.”