T-Mobile boosts its New Orleans 4G coverage ahead of Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

Brittany A. Roston - Jan 30, 2013, 7:27 pm CST
T-Mobile boosts its New Orleans 4G coverage ahead of Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

New Orleans is going to be exciting place in February, with the Super Bowl coming up in a few days and Mardi Gras coming a couple weeks later. The city will be inundated with people, most of whom will be wielding smartphones, a fair number of which will probably be T-Mobile customers. In preparation, the carrier has given its 4G in the region a boost, ensuring more customers can access and utilize the network.

T-Mobile customers wanting to tweet, status update, upload, download, and otherwise share their real-life Super Bowl and Mardi Gras experiences in the digitalsphere will be happy to note that the carrier has determined areas around New Orleans where data and voice activity is expected to be high and has given the network a boost to ensure it can handle the extra load.

Likewise, to make sure that the T-Mobile users both inside and around the Superdome have access to the network, the carrier has installed a DAS (Distributed Antenna System) unit. The Weidenberg Park area will also benefit from what they refer to as COWs, which stands for Cells on Wheels. This will increase both voice and data load capacities in that specific area.

T-Mobile has also erected what it calls a Command Center, which is tasked with monitoring the network to make sure that all runs smoothly. Finally, it also has implemented special event parameters that will boost voice and data based on the fluctuating demand during the big events. As a service to customers, the carrier will also be provided a T-Mobile branded SUV that will roll around and serve as a charging station, as well as offering TVs and video games.

[via Android Community]

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