Sound Transit Selects Mobilitie to Bring 5G to New Northgate Link Expansion
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mobilitie, the largest privately-held wireless infrastructure firm in the nation, continues to expand its deployment of a state-of-the-art wireless network infrastructure for Sound Transit’s ever-developing light rail system, part of the largest transit expansion project in the country.
Sound Transit is a multi-phase light rail project connecting central Seattle to surrounding suburbs/neighborhoods. Mobilitie has already deployed a robust wireless network on the 20-mile Central Link and 3-mile U-Link segments, with all major wireless carriers participating to provide world-class wireless coverage and capacity to passengers. Mobilitie’s network is designed to ensure Sound Transit passengers have uninterrupted service wherever they travel, whether above or below ground.
As Sound Transit expands its service to Northgate, scheduled to begin service in 2021, Mobilitie is enabling next-generation wireless capabilities throughout the additional 4 miles for thousands of daily visitors.
“We’re excited to bring 5G to the rails in Seattle’s booming tech community,” said Alan Goree, Director of Wireless Solutions of Mobilitie. “Whether it’s downloading files for that big meeting on the ride into work, or unwinding and streaming your favorite show on the way home, we’re enabling Sound Transit riders to make the most of their commutes with greater connectivity and wireless access.”
With more than 250 antennas, the wireless network on the Northgate Link Extension includes more than 150,000 feet of fiber and cabling that provides a strong and reliable connection and backbone that will also facilitate future technologies. Commuters, students and tourists alike will be able to experience seamless wireless connectivity as they travel throughout the Puget Sound. Rather than sitting in vehicle traffic, commuters can travel to University of Washington, downtown Seattle, Sea-Tac airport and other destinations with ease and the comfort of knowing they can stay connected.
Mobilitie is the largest privately-held telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States. As a veteran provider of complete wireless solutions, Mobilitie helps people stay connected on their mobile devices wherever they are. It funds, deploys and operates next-generation infrastructure that enables robust coverage and 5G services and speeds.
Mobilitie wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS networks, small cells, IoT, and Wi-Fi networks. Mobilitie’s Advanced Technology Group engineers innovative wireless solutions that improve wireless service at the largest and most complex venues across all major industries-including sports and entertainment, real estate, hospitality, education, healthcare, government and transportation.
Mobilitie is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and has regional offices across the United States. To learn more about our wireless coverage solutions, visit us at www.mobilitie.com.