AT&T’s deal to bring better wireless connectivity to Pac-12 conference schools expanded into the basketball zone, with announcement of DAS upgrades at the University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena.
Officially and somewhat longwindedly called the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edumunson Pavilion, the cozy 10,000-seat facility is home to not only the Husky men’s and women’s basketball teams, but also hosts other indoor sports like volleyball and gymnastics.
According to AT&T the new DAS deployment has more than 80 antennas spread out through the facility to enhance cellular coverage, especially 4G LTE signals.
According to AT&T, the new DAS is already up and running and is seeing an average of 17 gigabytes of traffic used by AT&T customers per basketball game so far this season. Last fall AT&T also announced DAS upgrades at the U-Dub football stadium, where it has roughly 340 DAS antennas and saw an average 190 GB of traffic per game.