This year the occasion is particularly exciting in Miami where a new ballpark debuts as a true marvel of modern design and technology. Giant fish tanks, creative architectural touches, skyline views and a 19-million pound retractable roof are designed to not just accommodate, but to amaze fans.
Verizon Wireless 4G LTE technology will also play a key role in the unveiling and success of the new ballpark to tens of thousands of fans and hundreds of news media on hand for the season’s first pitch in the nation’s newest park. Verizon technicians have installed 4G LTE and 3G EVDO base station equipment and connected it directly to the new ballpark’s DAS (Distributed Antenna System), as well as increased capacity at numerous cell sites near Downtown Miami.
Verizon Wireless has offered 4G LTE services in Miami since December of 2010, and has enhanced 4G LTE wireless coverage and services in time for Opening Day 2012 at stadiums and cities all across the nation. The company already offers 4G LTE in more than 200 markets in the U.S., and is expected to cover 260 million people in more than 400 markets by years-end.
4G LTE is a technological marvel itself, with average wireless data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. This lets fans upload photos and videos, stream their favorite team’s stats, highlights and other sports programming, or download full-length classic baseball movies in HD with no annoying buffering.
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