EAST LANSING — When a big play happens this season at Michigan State University’s Spartan Stadium, football fans can expect faster service as they pull out their wireless devices to share exciting moments with friends and family.
AT&T Inc. says it has expanded its mobile Internet coverage at
Spartan Stadium by completing the installation of a new Distributed
Antenna System to enhance mobile internet speeds throughout the
A DAS installation consists of multiple strategically placed antennas
that distribute AT&T’s wireless network coverage throughout large venues like Spartan Stadium, providing for more efficient management of wireless capacity in areas of heavy traffic. DAS has
the ability to provide enhanced, consistent wireless coverage to
customers in indoor or outdoor spaces where limitations like terrain, building construction or crowd density might slow wireless service.
The MSU DAS installation is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, a
multi-year plan for mobile web upgrades announced in 2012. As part of Project VIP, AT&T is deploying small cell technology, macro cells and additional DAS, which will increase the density of our wireless network. The wireless network densification will further improve network quality and increase spectrum efficiency.
“When our customers head out to the stadium to cheer on their
favorite team, we want them to have a great network experience
throughout the game no matter what they’re doing – whether that’s
making a call, checking email, downloading apps or surfing the
Internet,” said Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan. “With
initiatives like Project VIP, we’re continuing our investment in the
wireless network, and providing enhanced wireless coverage at
Michigan State University is just one way that we’re investing in East Lansing.”
DAS technology helps improve the mobile Internet experience by
shortening the distance a request must travel. The additional capacity also is expected to help improve call reliability, boost data traffic capacity and enable more consistent network access.
AT&T 4G LTE is now available in Lansing as well as Detroit, Grand
Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon and other locations. AT&T’s 4G LTE
network covers more than 300 million people.
For more on AT&T’s 4G LTE network, visit the coverage viewer at