November 2, 2015 – Sunnyvale, CA, and Alexandria, VA – SOLiD, a wireless infrastructure company, and InSite Wireless Group, a Virginia-based technology company that installed the wireless infrastructure to enable connectivity on all MBTA platforms and tunnels, today announced the expansion of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) wireless network to the Silver Line.
Travelers arriving at Logan Airport that use Sprint as their wireless carrier will now have uninterrupted service that includes making calls, streaming music, sending texts and watching videos, on the MBTA’s Silver Line from the airport through the Innovation District to Dudley Square. This expansion completes the system’s wireless coverage into all underground subway lines and stations.
InSite operates the distributed antenna system (DAS) on the MBTA in partnership with the major wireless providers — Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Comcast (for WiFi). David E. Weisman, President and CEO and co-founder of InSite said, “We take great pride in being able to help the MBTA achieve its goal of delivering advanced, end-to-end service unmatched by other U.S. cities. We eagerly anticipate the other wireless carriers launching service on the Silver Line as well so all riders can take advantage of this expanded connectivity.”
SOLiD provides InSite Wireless with the robust distributed antenna systems (DAS) infrastructure that enables cellular coverage and capacity in the Silver Line tunnels and platforms. “Subways require solutions that are not only rugged to withstand the inherent harsh environment but also modular in design to quickly and cost-effectively scale to support additional wireless operators and new frequencies,” said Seth Buechley, President of SOLiD.
The Boston Subway is the nation’s oldest subway. SOLiD DAS equipment is also deployed in the New York City subway system, which has the world’s largest number of stations, and the Seoul metropolitan system, which has the longest subway track in the world.
SOLiD (http://www.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to www.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
About InSite Wireless Group
InSite Wireless Group, LLC develops, owns, operates and manages communications wireless infrastructure facilities primarily for the wireless and broadcast industries. InSite’s distributed antenna system (DAS) and small cell division has developed and currently operates more than 20 projects across the United States in convention centers, casinos, airports, sports stadiums, and transit systems like the Boston MBTA Subway and the Los Angeles County Metro. InSite’s tower division develops, manages, owns, and operates more than 1,250 telecommunications towers and sites for wireless carriers across the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. For more information on InSite, go to www.insitewireless.com.
InSite Wireless Group