Provides Super-Fast Wireless Coverage Across 6 Million Square-Foot Las Vegas Complex
CORNING, NY–(Marketwired – Jan 14, 2014) – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the installation of its distributed antenna system (DAS) at the World Market Center Las Vegas, improving cellular coverage and capacity throughout the sprawling tri-building showroom and trade complex.
“The results have been terrific! Offering reliable wireless coverage makes a great first impression — especially on those who’ve been hesitant to visit us because of the lack of cellular access,” said Pedro Zapata, chief operating officer, World Market Center.
The World Market Center deployment also included Corning’s MobileAccessHX, a two-watt amplifier. The high-powered remote optimizes the number of antennas required for distributing coverage, giving carriers the ability to enhance wireless service in the most cavernous spaces more economically.
“We’re pleased with the success of the World Market Center project,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning. “Since its launch last year, the MobileAccessHX remotes have helped many public venues solve the unique challenges that their open-air and high-ceiling topologies frequently present.”
World Market Center Las Vegas, the industry’s leading market showcase for the home furnishings, décor and gift industries, worked directly with a major wireless carrier to achieve its wall-to-wall mobile connectivity improvements. Corning collaborated with telecommunications service provider, Communication Technology Services (CTS), to install the project in less than three months — in time for attendees of the Summer Las Vegas Market to enjoy improved wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds.
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
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