Advisory Banner

ADVISORY

ADVISORY NEWSLETTERS

American Tower: Bringing Buildings & Venues into the Future of Wireless Communications

Vendor Profile

Today, building and venue owners need much more than basic wireless connectivity for people to make cellphone calls indoors. They require connectivity solutions that deliver unique and captivating experiences and support the latest smart building technologies.

Superior in-building wireless connectivity is a competitive differentiator and an operational necessity. That’s why we offer reliable, high-quality, and secure wireless infrastructure solutions to support building and venue owners. Wireless connectivity is one of the most important features of any building or venue―we deliver a single infrastructure that supports multiple technologies and is future ready, while providing tenants and guests robust and secure internet connectivity for multiple applications. We also offer solutions that support different business models, so building and venue owners can tailor their level of network involvement to match strategic and operational goals.

Delivering a Whole New Customer Experience
No matter which of our in-building connectivity solutions you choose, you can benefit from the network speed, capacity, and coverage to deliver an optimal wireless experience throughout any building or venue—from offices and hotels to the largest sports, entertainment, and retail destinations.

    Our wireless network solutions allow you to deploy advanced technologies that:
    • Ensure customers enjoy seamless access to high-speed and high-quality mobile voice, data, and video services—no matter where they are on your property
    • Help you understand who your customers are, peak foot traffic times, and how customers move throughout your property, so you can tailor advertising and services to their habits and preferences
    • Allow you to interact with customers to provide helpful tips, maps, and special offers from the moment they walk in the door to the time they leave
    • Enable future in-building technologies, such as Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and 5G
    Increase Efficiency
    Our solutions can provide the network reliability and speed needed to take advantage of building automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) to streamline operations and reduce costs. With our in-building wireless solutions, you can:
    • Support for operation and sensor technologies to support smart building applications such as Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), lighting, and water systems
    • Utilizing robots for manual tasks such as cleaning floors and retrieving packages
    • Improve security with automated monitoring and alarm systems that trigger notifications
    • Analyze data from connected sensors to predict and prevent equipment breakdowns before failures occur
    Tailor In-Building Communications to Business Needs
    We know every building and venue has unique wireless connectivity requirements. As a result, we deliver the right in-building solution tailored for your building size, business model, tenants, customers, and targeted applications.
    • Carrier Grade Wi-Fi is an ultra-high-speed solution incorporating quality of service features to prioritize key applications and is complemented by our Unified Data Analytics platform, which provides critical insight into network usage patterns. It reduces deployment costs, when compared to other options, by enabling network convergence and puts you on a path to support emerging private LTE and 5G solutions.
    • In-Building Small Cells is best for properties where mobile operators want the flexibility to control their own equipment and subscriber experience. Our teams install the distributed power, fiber-based network, and shared antennas that form the network backbone, leaving operators free to install their preferred small cell solution and deliver their own spectrum on top of the backbone.
    • A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is ideal for very large buildings and vast indoor-outdoor properties where mobile operators are highly motivated to offload wireless coverage. Our solution includes industry-leading antennas, radios, network equipment, and battery backup solutions that support current and future wireless technologies and are certified for use with participating mobile operator networks.
    We Make It Easy
    To make in-building wireless evolution as easy as possible, all of our turnkey in-building wireless infrastructure solutions:
    • Start with needs analysis and network design, and include installation, integration, testing, on-air commissioning, monitoring, and ongoing maintenance
    • Scale to suit buildings and venues of any size and type
    • Include full support through our industry-leading Network Operations Center (NOC)
    High-Profile Customers Rely on Us
    Our customers know they can count on us to help them meet their goals—for today and tomorrow. International Speedway Corporation (ISC) has partnered with us at multiple sites, including the famed Daytona International Speedway and ONE DAYTONA lifestyle and entertainment center in Daytona Beach, FL.

    ONE DAYTONA is a destination unto itself, offering an appealing mix of retail shops, dining options, movie theatres, hotels, and free live-music events. The challenge for this venue was to find a single solution that could support the facility’s massive size, high throughput, and capacity requirements and expansion plans, while providing a seamless path to 5G.

    With our Carrier Grade Wi-Fi solution, ONE DAYTONA has everything needed to support the wide variety of applications used throughout the campus:
    • Internet access for visitors
    • Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity for property management staff
    • Live streaming of event broadcasts
    • Targeted video displays
    • Security surveillance using more than 90 static and Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras
    • Fire alarm control and remote monitoring of safety equipment
    • Integrated lighting and irrigation control systems
    • Two-way voice communication throughout the retail area
    To get the full story, read our case study.

    To learn more about our innovative in-building solutions, visit us at Realcomm | IBcon 2019 in Nashville, TN, June 13 to 14. Set up a time to connect with our team or stop by Booth #1737 at the show.

    David Fox, Director, Business Development, American Tower
    David Fox is Director of Business Development at American Tower. He has more than two decades of experience in the wireless communications industry, with a broad background in strategic partnership development, mobile operator relations, real estate contracts, finance, engineering, design, and operations.

    This Week’s Sponsor

    Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit yardi.com.

    Realcomm News

    UPCOMING REALCOMM WEBINARS

    Top GLOBAL INNOVATIONS Impacting Commercial and Corporate Real Estate - 12/12/2019

    2020 will likely be another year of great innovations for the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate industry. With a multitude of new companies and ideas being funded by an insatiable appetite of investors, the traditional workflows and processes of Real Estate are challenged daily. Add to this a desire by the established marketplace to also innovate and the pressure of change increases. This webinar will bring together some of the industry’s most prolific prognosticators who will discuss and debate the state of innovation in our industry. For those firms that are leaning into the change brought about by technology this is a perfect opportunity to hear about the leading solutions, case studies and best practices.

    headshot for Jim Young
    Jim Young Realcomm
    Jim Young Co-Founder & CEO Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on techno
    headshot for Jim Young
    Jim Young
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Realcomm
    LinkedIn

    Founder of Realcomm Conference Group, an education organization that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world's leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. As CEO, Jim interacts with some of the largest companies globally pertaining to some of the most advanced and progressive next generation real estate projects under development.

    headshot for Edward Wagoner
    Edward Wagoner JLL
    Edward Wagoner EVP & Americas CIO Edward Wagoner is Global CIO, Corporate Solutions at JLL. He is globally responsible for all aspects of JLL’s technology for corporate occupiers, incl
    headshot for Edward Wagoner
    Edward Wagoner
    EVP & Americas CIO
    JLL

    Edward Wagoner is Global CIO, Corporate Solutions at JLL. He is globally responsible for all aspects of JLL’s technology for corporate occupiers, including the business strategy, marketing, development, deployment and support.

    headshot for Jeffrey Chulick
    Jeffrey Chulick EY
    Jeffrey Chulick Global RE Technology & Innovation Leader Jeff Chulick is the Technology and Innovation Leader for EY Real Estate Services. He leads a global team of professionals focused on the identificatio
    headshot for Jeffrey Chulick
    Jeffrey Chulick
    Global RE Technology & Innovation Leader
    EY
    LinkedIn

    Jeff Chulick is the Technology and Innovation Leader for EY Real Estate Services. He leads a global team of professionals focused on the identification, innovation, design and realization of technology solutions that greatly enhance the workplace experience. His areas of focus include digital strategy, smart workplace, IoT, visual communications, workplace management, physical access and audio/visual technology. Jeff has over 20 years of enabling workplace strategies and delivering innovative solutions for EY and external clients across many different industries.

    headshot for Marc Petock
    Marc Petock Lynxspring
    Marc Petock Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and ch
    headshot for Marc Petock
    Marc Petock
    Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
    Lynxspring
    LinkedIn

    Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and changing the Intelligent Buildings and M2M (now IoT) industries. As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Lynxspring Marc leads corporate and product marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations and communications that support the company’s strategic and growth initiatives.

    headshot for Craig Stevenson
    Craig Stevenson AUROS Group
    Craig Stevenson President Craig Stevenson is President of AUROS Group, a technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is widely known for his role in establishing Pittsburgh
    headshot for Craig Stevenson
    Craig Stevenson
    President
    AUROS Group

    Craig Stevenson is President of AUROS Group, a technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is widely known for his role in establishing Pittsburgh as a leader in "Evidence-based Performance" for the built environment. Evidence-based Performance uses technology to bridge the gap between "hoping" a building is performing as designed to "knowing" a building is meeting its performance goals. He is credentialed in virtually all known building performance standards. As a result, Craig focuses solely on owner's performance requirements for their building(s).

    headshot for John Dulin
    John Dulin Corning
    John Dulin VP, Market Development John Dulin is a 30-year global telecom and enterprise executive and has held senior positions in product management, marketing and sales in the areas
    headshot for John Dulin
    John Dulin
    VP, Market Development
    Corning

    John Dulin is a 30-year global telecom and enterprise executive and has held senior positions in product management, marketing and sales in the areas of fiber optics, wireless and new technology development. Currently with Corning, John is focused on introducing its fiber optic and wireless innovations to the commercial real estate market.

    headshot for Jeff Clark
    Jeff Clark RF Connect
    Jeff Clark Chief Innovation Officer As Chief Innovation Officer, Jeff Clark leads the development and delivery of new offerings at RF Connect, properly positioning the company and our cl
    headshot for Jeff Clark
    Jeff Clark
    Chief Innovation Officer
    RF Connect

    As Chief Innovation Officer, Jeff Clark leads the development and delivery of new offerings at RF Connect, properly positioning the company and our clients for the critical trends of technology convergence that define our era in telecommunications. Since joining RF Connect in 2016, he has introduced our software-defined wide area mesh network that provides industry-leading monitoring and LTE transport connectivity for RF Connect’s clients nationwide. Jeff also champions RF Connect’s bold entry into the private LTE segment.