TE Connectivity supplies DAS for Argentina's soccer stadium

Claro, a mobile service provider in Argentina, contracted for the DAS project.

Oct 22nd, 2012

TE Connectivity (TE) announced that its InterReach Unison distributed antenna system (DAS) has been deployed to provide clear and consistent mobile service with high call capacity in the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Cordoba, Argentina. TE says its InterReach Unison DAS at the 57,000-seat stadium "was deployed in record time" to provide service for a World Cup qualifying game between Argentina and Paraguay on September 9, 2012.

“TE Connectivity’s vast international experience with DAS in stadiums made us the right candidate for this job,” said Alan Clarke, president of TE’s Wireless business unit. “The InterReach Unison DAS system’s ease of deployment and outstanding performance allowed us to deploy a world-class system within a tight timeframe.”

Claro, a leading mobile service provider in Argentina, contracted for the DAS project. Claro is also a sponsor of the Argentine national soccer team and wanted the stadium to be at its best – including providing uninterrupted 2G and 3G mobile services in the 1900 MHz band – during the sold-out match with Paraguay. Claro says it chose TE Connectivity for the deployment because of previous positive experiences with the company and because its InterReach Unison DAS product could be easily deployed within the two-month construction window leading up to the big match.

“TE Connectivity worked with us as a team to get this deployment done and working flawlessly on time,” said Horacio Vigano, chief of new technology deployments for Claro. “We couldn’t have accomplished this without them.”

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