TORONTO, CANADA: Galtronics Corp. Ltd, a Baylin Technologies company, announced that it played an instrumental role in improving mobile coverage for cricket fans attending matches at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney, Australia.
The historic, 48,000-person venue was constructed over 160 years ago and holds a celebrated place in Australia’s cricket history. Nearly every famous Australian cricketer has competed there, and some of its buildings are among the nation’s historical and architectural treasures.
The SCG’s existing distributed antenna system (DAS), which was originally installed by Hutchison around 2001, had reached the end of its operating life and could not adequately accommodate the required performance for fast, high- capacity data traffic on modern 3G and 4G networks.
Galtronics antennae were selected to meet the technical requirements of a new, multi-operator, carrier-grade DAS. The proposed DAS needed to meet the individual requirements of Telstra, Vodafone and Optus and provide excellent overall performance for mobile coverage and capacity. This new system, which was installed in October 2013, makes the SCG the first stadium in Australia with a full MIMO Long Term Evolution (LTE) capable DAS.